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.


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]

General Information


Mon: Cranston Street in Providence from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Wed: Pawtucket & Central Falls 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thu: Prairie Ave. in Providence from 10:00am-1:00pm
Fri: Newport (Broadway and Memorial Park) 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sat: Hartford and Manton Ave. in Providence 1:00pm-3:00pm

ENCORE is always open at our Prevention Office:
557 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907

Intake Process:

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Program Fees:

No Fees



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