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Providence Rescue Mission

627 Cranston Street
Providence, RI 02907

(401) 274-8861



Private, non-profit 501(c)3 non-denominational, Christian organization. Provides overnight shelter, dental services, food pantry, clothing room, and meal programs.

**Overnight Shelter
Provides emergency, overnight shelter for 75 to 90 homeless men and 15 to 30 homeless women, seven nights a week. Each overnight guest has the ability to take a hot shower, eat a hot dinner, sleep in a clean bed, and have breakfast in the morning.

**Food & Clothing
We operate an emergency food pantry and a clothing room. Individuals and families use these services on a daily basis. We distribute approximately 16,000 lbs. of food and 5,000 articles of clothing each month.

**Meal Programs
Our meal programs provide approximately 6,000 hot meals a month to the needy in our community as well as 1,700 box lunches to the children. In addition to our feeding ministry, we do special events during the holidays. This past Thanksgiving we provided Thanksgiving food boxes for 1,600 families in the Providence area. Each box contained 20 pounds of non-perishable food and a 20 pound turkey. At Christmastime, we provided 9,300 gifts to over 3,100 needy families through our Christmas Toy Ministry.

**Dental Offices
In a phrase - state-of-the-art. The Providence Rescue Mission features a full service dental office that helps Individuals start a new life with a smile they can proud of. Our office features x-ray, full cleaning, and other dental services. Local dentists and staff see patients by appointment only.

**Discipleship Program
We run a one-year discipleship program that allows 10 to 15 homeless men with, but not limited to, substance abuse issues to start a new life by combining biblical values, counseling, education and career training and reunification with their families. This program is at capacity most of the time.

75 men mats
30 women cots
NOT handicap accessible

Services Available:
Clothing available on Saturdays at 11:00AM
Referrals to dental services

Evening meal served at 5:30PM, open to the public
Light breakfast for overnight guests

Important Policies:
All guests must attend chapel services at 5:00PM
Open 7 days a week
Wake up 6:00AM, guests must leave by 7:00AM
Duration of stay: Night to night
Dry shelter - will conduct breathalyzer if necessary
Drug/Alcohol free environment
Smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only
No daytime storage available

Primary Services:

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

  • Clothing  [Show Definition Details]

  • Dental Care  [Show Definition Details]

  • Easter Baskets  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Pantries  [Show Definition Details]

  • Holiday Gifts/Toys  [Show Definition Details]

  • Homeless Shelter  [Show Definition Details]

  • Soup Kitchens  [Show Definition Details]

  • Thanksgiving Baskets  [Show Definition Details]

  • Thanksgiving Meals  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Intake: Men and Women let in at 4:00PM (have to be on property)
Earlier hours if inclement weather

Intake Process:

Men and Women let in at 4:00PM (have to be on property)
Earlier hours if inclement weather

Program Fees:

No Fees


Male and female 18+

Handicap Accessible?


Is Shelter?


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