Looking for for shelter?
If you are in need of temporary shelter, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter.
As of December 8th, 2020 this help line is operated the Coalition for the Homeless and staffed with Help Center agents who will conduct an assessment and refer to eligible resources including diversion assistance and shelter.
Our hotline has extended its hours to include nights and weekends.
Shelter is available for individual adults, couples, and families with children, but it is not guaranteed and space is limited.
For immediate shelter call our CES help line at 401-277-4316
M – F: 9AM – 9PM
Holidays & Weekends: 2PM – 9PM
We currently serve the following languages:
English, Spanish, Portuguese, & Haitian Creole
If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call 1-800-494-8100
If it is not safe for you to call, or if you simply don't have the time, please fill out this form and we will call/text/email you back (usually within 2 days)
Please only call or submit your information above.
Homeless Service Resources
Looking for homeless services throughout Rhode Island? (Street Sheets)
Our "Street Sheet" guides are 1-page (double sided) pamphlets that provide a wealth of information about resources in Rhode Island for those experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or hunger.
Looking for food assistance?
Looking for affordable housing?
Facing rental eviction?
Funding and assistance may be available.
What are my rights as a tenant (renter)?
What are my rights as a person experiencing homelessness?
Are you experiencing homelessness and facing legal issues?
Family Independence Program
Bankruptcy and identification issues
Food stamp benefits
General public assistance
Expungement (specially marked clinics only)