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Blackstone Valley Community Action Program Community Center

210 West Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 475-5071



A program of BVCAP offering following programs: Parents as Teachers, The Lead Center, Fair Housing, VITA (Tax Assistance); ESL

Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant mothers and families with young children under the age of four. The program is a long term, evidence-based, family visiting program, made to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.

Food Pantry:
BVCAP has a food pantry available to low-income families on weekdays.You can receive free food once a month by appointment only.Please bring your own bags!To schedule an appointment call: (401) 723-4520

Tax Assistance:
Blackstone Valley Community Action Program provides free tax assistance to those with an annual income less than $55,000. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at BVCAP is open from January until April, with trained tax preparers.

Primary Services:

  • Advocacy  [Show Definition Details]

  • Clothing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Community Action Agencies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Electric Service Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Pantries  [Show Definition Details]

  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

  • Home Based Parenting Education  [Show Definition Details]

  • Home Rehabilitation Programs  [Show Definition Details]

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

  • Summer Food Service Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • VITA Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • Weatherization Programs - [Temporarily Unavailable]   [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Office Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM
Food Pantry Mon-Fri 9:00AM-3:30PM By Appointment

Intake Process:

Varies by Program

Program Fees:

Varies by Program


Spanish, Creole


Varies by Program

Handicap Accessible?


Is Shelter?


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