Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

Full Resource Name:


160 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02903

(401) 277-4316



The Rhode Island Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a partnership of all of the homeless providers in the state and is initiative of the Rhode Island Continuum of Care. The day to day operations of this program are led by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless including the call center and shelter and housing placement. Crossroads Rhode Island provides diversion assessments.

CES is a standardized assessment and referral process that helps rapidly end each household's homelessness by connecting them with appropriate housing and resources as quickly as possible.

CES capabilities are beingexpanded to include chat, text, SMS, and a webform to prefill data, *NOT ALL AVAILABLE YET

Participating Shelters:
Amos House
Crossroads RI
Emmanuel House/Diocese of Providence
Harrington Hall
Harvest Community Church Winter Shelter
Lucy's Hearth
McKinney/Washington Square Services
Welcome House
WARM Center
Woonsocket Shelter/CCA

Primary Services:

  • Emergency Shelter Clearinghouses  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


24/7; Business hours Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM. Weekends and holidays 2:00PM-9:00PM

Intake Process:

Call hotline, send email (soon -or chat, text sms, or complete web form)

Program Fees:

No Fees


Spanish, Portugeuse, and Hatian Creole


Individuals, Families experiencing homelessness or at risk withing 14 days

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