General Assistance Resources

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The SNAP program provides low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase food and is based upon income, resources, and the number of individuals in a household. For more information on how to qualify, click here or call 1-855-697-4347.

East Bay Community Action Program

Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program that normally runs from October-April. Per season, a one-time supplemental grant is sent directly to the heating vendor who then credits the client’s account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on their telephone bill. For more information on how to qualify visit EBCAP or call 401-437-5102.

Senior Services

The Senior Services provides seniors with options and resources to help them remain in the community and avoid falls, hospitalizations and nursing home placement. For more information visit EBCAP or call 401-437-1000 ext 156.

Women’s Resource Center

Since 1977, Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has been a listening ear, a helping hand and in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence. The overarching goal of WRC is that through education and intervention, there will one day be a world without domestic violence. The main WRC facility is located in downtown Newport, at 114 Touro Street, a second office in Warren, at 624 Main Street and a third location is at the Florence Center. Please visit or call 401-846-5263.