Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

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Comprehensive Community Action Program - Admin

311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

(401) 467-9610



CCAP's Social Services Department helps individuals and families meet the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing. They administer the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Cranston, Scituate and Foster with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client's account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client's telephone bill.

Depending on funding, the social services department can also provide housing assistance (one time funding) to help individuals/families at risk of housing instability and/or homelessness.

Food Pantry: NO WALK-INS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - CALL FOR EMERGENCY BAG. Choice Food Bank, meaning clients can browse the aisles and shop through a food selection process, similar to a grocery store. For existing clients, no appointments necessary during operating hours. New clients, call to make an appointment for an initial intake.

Maternal Child Home Visiting provides child development, health and social services to newborns and their families as well as families with young children. Healthy Families America (HFA) is designed to help parents with understanding and caring for their infant’s needs, building strong parent child connections, breastfeeding and feeding support, and helping children learn and grow to reach their potential. Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home based program that supports parents by teaching them the skills they need to teach their children and enhance their development and also supports families with monthly community activities and family events. Both programs enrolls pregnant families and families with children up to 4 years old. Both programs are free and help families connect with other services and supports that they feel they need.

Workforce Development
CCAP is a lead agency for the RI Works program, helping those who are referred by the RI Department of Human Services (DHS)to social service linkages, educational support, job training and placement. As a lead, we partner with other agencies statewide to offer services across communities. Eligibility is any parent of a child, receiving TANF funding who has been referred by DHS to address a self-sufficiency goal/plan.
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Primary goal of this program is to support families who are at risk for child abuse/neglect, emotional issues, or who need support to stabilize their family. Social workers and case managers will work with families to establish measurable goals, enhance their community network and put in place strategies to support the family.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Provides nutritional assistance and supports for parents with young children. Resources include financial assistance, formula, breastfeeding support, and other nutritional education.

Primary Services:

  • Case/Care Management  [Show Definition Details]

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

  • Community Mental Health Agencies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Electric Service Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Pantries  [Show Definition Details]

  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

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

  • Home Based Parenting Education  [Show Definition Details]

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

  • Rent Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Summer Food Service Programs  [Show Definition Details]

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

  • VITA Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • WIC  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Center Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM

Food Pantry: NO WALK-INS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, CLIENTS MAY CALL FOR AN EMERGENCY BAG. Mon, Tue, and Fri 9:30AM-12:30PM, Wed 9:30AM-12:30PM and 2:30PM-6:30PM, Thu 10:00AM-1:00PM. Guests can visit monthly.

Intake Process:

Call for Information or to set up intake appointment.

Food Pantry - Already existing clients can visit at any time during food pantry's operating hours. Existing clients must call 401- 467-7013 to set up intake appointment.

Program Fees:

Varies Upon Program; Sliding Scale

Food Pantry/WIC: No Fees




WIC: Must be pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women or guardian of a child under the age of five; and meet income guidelines.

Food Pantry: Must go through intake assessment, call for details.

LIHEAP: Must qualify under governmental guidelines, call for details.

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