Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

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East Bay Community Action Program - Broadway

19 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 847-7821



Operates from many sites across the East Bay.

Food Pantry The program provides nutritious supplemental food at no cost to the participant. We are also able to assist people with special dietary needs.Monthly food distribution is offered to assist food insecure households. Individuals/Families in need of food assistance may come to our pantry once a month. We are also able to assist people with special dietary needs.

Margo Pires, Social Services Coordinator & Health Advocate
(401) 848-6697, x202
Available for families residing in the Sullivan School neighborhood in Newport in collaboration with the Sullivan School Family Center.

Family Services Coordinators are in all elementary schools in the City of Newport offering social services case management, literacy activities and other activities to promote positive family/school interactions.

Community and Supportive Services Program/Hope VI Initiative
East Bay Community Action Program provides case management services to residents of the Newport Housing Authority that reside in the new Newport Heights housing development. This program focuses on economic self-sufficiency.

LEAD EDUCATION AND OUTREACH services are provided to tenants and landlords in need of information regarding lead safety and lead abatement, RIHMFC loans for lead abatement.
Contact: Luana Cherenzia (401) 847-7821, x204

Eligibility: All Newport County residents for Basic Human Needs

Family health & dental services

Family development case management services
-Social service information and referral and basic human needs

Youth programs

Housing and Energy Services

Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence-based maternal home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, and confidential services. This program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns to a home visitor who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families. The program partners with expectant mothers or families with young children up to age 4. In Newport and Middletown, we can work with children up to age 5. PAT is a strength-based model that focuses on the assets of each family.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program:
Provides evidence-based nutrition advice, tips and breastfeeding information and checks for healthy foods to support good nutrition during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

-Senior services
-Case management
-Senior employment
-Retired Senior volunteer Program (RSVP)
-Foster Grandparents
-Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).

Primary Services:

  • Advocacy  [Show Definition Details]

  • Affordable Care Act Insurance Information/Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Case/Care Management  [Show Definition Details]

  • Child Care Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Child Care Providers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Clothing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Community Action Agencies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Community Clinics  [Show Definition Details]

  • Crime Victim Support  [Show Definition Details]

  • Dental Care  [Show Definition Details]

  • Electric Service Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Pantries  [Show Definition Details]

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • HIV Testing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Holiday Gifts/Toys  [Show Definition Details]

  • Home Based Parenting Education  [Show Definition Details]

  • Infant Care Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Parenting Skills Classes  [Show Definition Details]

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • Training and Employment Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • WIC  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM. Food Pantry: Mon 11:00 AM-4:00PM, Tue 9:00AM-2:00PM, Wed 12:00PM-4:00PM, Thu 1:00PM-6:00PM. Dental: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM.
WIC: Mon 8:00AM–7:00PM, Tues 10:30 AM–7:00PM, Wed 8:00AM–5:00PM, Fri 8:00 AM–4:30PM

Intake Process:

Call First for Screening

Program Fees:

Varies by Program


Interpreter Services Available


Newport county

Handicap Accessible?


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