Rhode Island Resource Directory

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

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Diocese of Providence

1 Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903

(401) 421-7833



The Diocese of Providence's Social Ministry Office 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 the 150 parishes in RI 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 Social Ministry Secretariat 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:

  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices  [Show Definition Details]

  • Citizenship Education  [Show Definition Details]

  • Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations  [Show Definition Details]

  • English as a Second Language  [Show Definition Details]

  • Friendly Visiting  [Show Definition Details]

  • Home Visit Volunteer Opportunities  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicaid Information/Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare Information/Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help) Applications  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare Savings Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • Refugee Resettlement Services  [Show Definition Details]

  • Respite Care Subsidies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Senior Companion Program  [Show Definition Details]

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