Agency Services

Established in 1992, Rhode Island Association of Community Action Agencies is a trade association for seven (7) Community Action Agencies serving all 39 cities and towns, providing training and technical assistance to the local community action agencies. Rhode Island Association of Community Action Agencies, along with our community partners, work on policies that serve low to moderate income families.

With this survey, Rhode Island Association of Community Action Agencies aims to discover the most pressing challenges Rhode Islanders face so that the statewide network of Community Action Agencies will be better prepared to address these state challenges. The following is a breakdown of

the survey respondents:

 • 1,500 Rhode Islanders participated in the 2017 survey, a 15% response rate 
 • 500 clients, from all seven community action agencies, participated in the  2017 survey, a 10% response rate 
 • 75 professional stakeholders participated in the 2017 survey; 37% response rate


Programs reflect the needs of the individual Rhode Island communities served. Some services may not be available at all agencies. Program availability subject to change.

Basic & Emergency Needs 

Food Banks, Meal Sites
Referral to Clothing & Furniture Banks
Rent & Mortgage Assistance
Emergency Shelter
Holiday Programs


Individual & Family Counseling
Addiction Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Victims of Crime & Trauma Intervention


Job Skills Training
Youth Job Programs
Micro-Business Assistance
Pre-employment testing, recruitment and training


Day Care & Preschool
After School Programs
Head Start, Early Head Start, Even Start
GED and ESL Classes
Family Literacy Programs

Financial Services 

Information & Referral
Budget Counseling
Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Family Health Centers 
Dental Clinics
WIC/Nutrition Education
Ronald McDonald Mobile Care
The Molar Express
RI Prescription Assistance
Diabetes Prevention Program
Health Source Navigators




Affordable Rental Properties
Housing Counseling & Placement
Housing Management
Housing Purchase, repair, Rehabilitation
Homeless Housing
Energy Heating Cost Assistance
Appliance Management
Lead Education & Outreach
Case Management

Senior Services 
Senior Dining & Social Center
Social Services Transportation
RSVP Volunteer Program
Integrated Senior Services
Job Training & Employment
Case Management
Matter of Balance

Youth & Family Support & Development

Collaborative Pregnant & Parenting Teen Programs
Child Abuse & Neglect Intervention
Prison Discharge Planning
FCCP Services
Case Management