Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

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Catholic Social Services of Rhode Island

184 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02903

(401) 462-0569



The Diocese of Providence’s Secretariat for Catholic Charities & Social Ministry develops, implements and supports ministries and services that reach thousands of Rhode Islanders each year. Rooted in the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, this secretariat focuses on the dignity of each human being, serving others and dispensing charity while educating and advocating for justice. Through this office, support is provided to more than 140 parishes in the diocese by helping parishioners meet their basic and social service needs. In every service provided, this ministry aims to reflect the compassion of Jesus Christ through sensitivity to the ever-changing ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of communities within the diocese.

The Secretariat for Catholic Charities & Social Ministry brings the message of Christ’s love to the people of Rhode Island in tangible ways. These offices provide resources to communities in the areas of family, the sanctity of life, immigration, emergency assistance and so much more. This secretariat seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of parishioners and neighbors while always addressing injustice and advocating for legislative change at the local and national levels.

Primary Services:

  • Advocacy  [Show Definition Details]

  • Bereavement Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

  • Caregiver Training  [Show Definition Details]

  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices  [Show Definition Details]

  • Citizenship Education  [Show Definition Details]

  • English as a Second Language - [Temporarily Unavailable]   [Show Definition Details]

  • Friendly Visiting  [Show Definition Details]

  • Information and Referral  [Show Definition Details]

  • Refugee Resettlement Services  [Show Definition Details]

  • Respite Care  [Show Definition Details]

  • Senior Companion Program  [Show Definition Details]

  • Supportive Substance Use Disorder Services  [Show Definition Details]

  • Tutoring Services  [Show Definition Details]

  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement  [Show Definition Details]

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