We help people.

Because 90,000 households in Rhode Island are struggling to meet basic needs, we help families with the essentials.

We believe not only in helping people through an immediate crisis, but also in funding programs that help people develop the tools they need to provide for themselves and their families. And we provide one place for everyone to call when they need help.

Read more about our investments and results in basic supports.


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We believe that being homeless should be rare and temporary, and recognize that thousands of Rhode Islanders struggle to afford homes. Find out more.

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We support free tax preparation services through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) centers and help working families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Read more.

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All children in Rhode Island now have access to higher-quality childcare thanks to a UWRI-support quality-rating system, BrightStars. Find out more.