Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

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DaVinci Center for Community Progress

470 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904

(401) 272-7474



It is the mission of the DaVinci Center to improve the quality of life for the residents in the North End of Providence by providing, or helping to bring about, a broad array of quality services and neighborhood improvement projects that respond to the needs of the community.

The Education Department can help you reach your educational goals whether you are in middle school,high school, or thinking of taking college courses.

The DaVinci Center offers case management to residents of all ages who live in the North End of Providence. Referrals are made when special needs are called for.

The DaVinci Center has contracted with the Social Security Administration to assist beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI residing in Rhode Island to obtain gainful paid employment. SSI and SSDI recipients have disabilities that make it difficult for them to obtain employment. Under the Ticket to Work Program, The DaVinci Center is prepared to offer these recipients whatever services they require that will enable them to find suitable paid jobs. These services include a comprehensive assessment; drafting of resumes and cover letters; job readiness skills; job search activities and job retention services.

In collaboration with Visiting Nursing Association of Greater Rhode Island, an on-site Health Clinic has been established with the Center. Health lectures and specialized health screenings are held frequently for the general public. The Health Clinic provides established patient services such as:

Health Screen
Health Consultant Services
Geriatric Assessments
Primary Care
Nutrition Evaluations
Home Visits if Necessary

Senior Citizens

If you are in need of assistance, a Community Elder Information Specialist provided by the Rhode Island Division of Aging is available for an appointment at the Center, or by a home visit (if required). All Health Care services are available to you if you are 65 years or older, and are covered by insurance or are a private pay patient. Health Consultant Services and Nutritional Evaluations are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Community Development programs are designed to improve the quality of living in the North End of Providence and surrounding vicinities. These programs include:

Needs Assessment
Housing Placement
Housing Repair and Grants
First Time Home-buyers Workshops
Environmental Programs
Proposal Writing Assistance
Commercial Development
Beautification Projects

Community Development also encompasses taking on a leadership role in the community on issues that affect the health and well-being of the families in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Primary Services:

  • Case/Care Management  [Show Definition Details]

  • Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites  [Show Definition Details]

  • GED/High School Equivalency Test Instruction  [Show Definition Details]

  • Holiday Gifts/Toys - [Temporarily Unavailable]   [Show Definition Details]

  • Individual Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Senior Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Thanksgiving Baskets - [Temporarily Unavailable]   [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM

Intake Process:

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Program Fees:

Most Services Have No Fees/Some Educational Programs have Fees


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