Full Resource Name:

Better Lives Rhode Island

15 Hayes Street
Providence, RI 02908

(401) 454-7422

www.betterlivesri.org

Description:

They help people better their own lives by providing hope and support for a better tomorrow and food security and homeless services to get through today.
Food Security

Downtown Food Pantry: Twice a month guests can shop for the food they choose (“client choice”). In summer, They distribute boxes of food geared to children (with no school breakfast or lunch).

Friday Night Community Meal : Guests are served a sit-down dinner and can access programming: legal clinics health screenings, flu shots, nutrition information.
Homeless Outreach Program

Started by a homeless volunteer, he applied best practices of agencies he had once utilized himself. They work with the most marginalized: The newly and chronically homeless People with physical and mental disabilities Prisoners upon release Those suffering from addictions and in recovery.
HOPE & SUPPORT

Intensive Case Management: They give people hope and help them build their own support system with intensive case management.

SOAR: (SSI/SSDI Outreach and Access to Recovery) This highly intensive program offers a fast track to SSI/SSDI benefits for chronically homeless disabled individuals.

Primary Services:

  • Clothing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Pantries  [Show Definition Details]

  • Soup Kitchens  [Show Definition Details]

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

General Information

Hours:

Downtown Food Pantry: Mon 12:00-4:00PM, Tues-Fri 9:00AM-1:00PM; Downtown Meal site: Fri: Doors open at 3:00PM, Meal served at 4:00PM-5:30PM (only PICA site not handicapped accessible); Homeless Outreach and Supportive Services Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:30AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-3:30PM.

Intake Process:

Walk-in

Program Fees:

No Fees
.

Eligibility:

Varies

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Accessibility:

(only PICA site not handicapped accessible)

Is Shelter?

No

Miscellaneous

AKA:

formerly Providence In-Town Churches Association; PICA

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

March 5, 2020

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Year Incorporated:

1974

Address Listings

Physical
(Primary)
15 Hayes Street
Providence, RI 02908
MailingPO Box 5639
Providence, RI 02903

Contacts

George Gassett

George Gassett

Supervisor

(401) 454-7422

Liz McGrath

Liz McGrath

Supervisor

(401) 454-7422

Lorraine Burns

Lorraine Burns

Supervisor

(401) 454-7422

Phone Numbers

Main Phone
(Primary)

Main Phone

(401) 454-7422

Fax

Fax

(401) 831-0480