Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

ENCORE/Needle Exchange Program

557 Broad Street
Prevention Unit/E.N.C.O.R.E.
Providence, RI 02907

(401) 781-0665



Currently the only needle exchange program in the state. Functions as a Harm Reduction program including needle exchange, drug treatment referral, free condoms, free clothing and free HIV testing on-site.

**Van also brings needle exchange to other areas of Rhode Island**

Woonsocket: Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
(Arnold St., next to the Soup Kitchen.)

Newport: Fridays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM.
(Near MLK Center and Wheatland Blvd.)


E - Education on HIV prevention.
N - Needle exchange to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV and other comminicable diseases.
C - Counseling on reducing risk, HIV testing, following through on medical care, and substance abuse treatment.
O - Outreach into the community to identify potential clients for the E.N.C.O.RE program.
RE - Referral to agencies and programs by request from the client.

Primary Services:

  • HIV Testing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Personal/Grooming Supplies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Elmwood Ave. location is always open for business

Is Shelter?


Resource Groups

  • Login» to Manage Groups

    Create groups to save and organize individual resources.

    Login or create an account to begin.