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The Salvation Army - Newport

51 Memorial Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-3234

Provides a number of social services such as: soup kitchen, food pantry, bread table, and after-school/summer camp childcare program.

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The Salvation Army - Providence

Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-0956

Provides the following: childcare center, emergency disaster relief, and short-term intervention services such as food, furniture, energy assistance, and clothing.

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Sargent Rehabilitation Center

800 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02818
(401) 886-6600

Sargent provides medical rehabilitation and education services to children and adults with neurological disabilities.

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Sea Breeze Early Learning Center

3 Atlantic Ave.
Narragansett, RI 02879
(401) 782-8880

Preschool/daycare center for children 18 months to 5 years old.

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South County Community Action (SCCA)

1080 Kingston Rd.
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 789-3016 x321

SCCA is a private, non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide a network of social services and programs to economically disadvantaged residents of Washington County and West Greenwich, helping them to make the transition to self-sufficiency. Families come to the agency in crisis and struggling and are provided with support and skill development toward attaining self-sufficiency. SCCA’s prime development effort is to work with families to develop their economic and social literacy, to develop and market their skill and empower them to jobs and career over a one to three year interval.

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South Providence Neighborhood Ministries (SPNM)

747 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 461-7509

SPNM is a multi-cultural agency with programs in three areas: health promotion and disease prevention, childcare and youth development, and basic human needs (food, shelter, and medical care).

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Spirit Educational Corp.

250 Lloyd Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 831-0062

Spirit is an educational enrichment program for students from Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls in grades 8-12. Spirit works with these students building social and academic skills towards a goal of re-igniting an interest for learning that keeps students progressing through secondary school and aiming towards higher education.

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Stonington Human Services

166 South Broad St.
Pawcatuck, Ct 06379
(860) 535-5077

Municipal Department with four divisions: Social services, Youth and family services, Senior services, and Recreation. Intern opportunities are available to work with youth groups and in general human services functions.

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Tri-Town Community Action Agency

1126 Hartford Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 351-2750 x1124

The services offered at Tri-Town are very extensive. A general list includes: health care services, behavioral health services, various prevention programs, basic and early Head Start, day care and school aged childcare, elder case management, WIC, Even Start literacy program, adult and youth employment and training programs, energy assistance, and food and shelter programs.

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Volunteers In Providence Schools (VIPS)

905 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02806
(401) 274-3240

VIPS is a not for profit organization that provides educational services for Providence public school students. Interns can either work at VIPS to develop a program fro students or we can you in a school.

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Warwick Senior Services

27 Pilgrim Parkway
Warwick, RI 02888
Carole Panos: (401) 461-0705,

Warwick Senior Services provides recreation, socialization, health and social services to Warwick seniors. The Center is a focal point for seniors seeking assistance.

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West Bay Community Action, Inc.

205 Buttonwoods Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-4660 x130

Multi-purpose human services organization, providing social services to low income and elderly individuals. Private, non-profit agency founded in 1966. Services include: Case Management, Elder and Family Services, Children’s Day Care, Nutrition Program, Bay Net, and Employment and Training.

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Women’s Center of Rhode Island

P. O. Box 603300
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 861-2761 x125

The Women’s Center of Rhode Island is a private, non-profit agency that provides safety and support to women and children who are experiencing interpersonal abuse or homelessness due to personal crisis. Our priority list of shared values included personal safety, interdependence, diversity, resource use, and collaboration.

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Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association, Inc.

350 Newland Ave.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 766-0112

Head Start is a federally funded program, which offers a wide range of services to low income children (ages 3-5) and their families. Comprehensive services include: health, nutrition, social services, education and opportunities for parent involvement. Children attend home and center based programs while family service workers provide home visiting services to partner with families and provide them with appropriate support and referrals to help families increase their self-sufficiency. Woonsocket Head Start currently services 242 children. Our program year runs from September to June.

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Wyatt Detention Facility

950 High St.
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 729-1190 x116

The United States Marshals Service and Immigration utilizes the facility for individuals arrested for immigrations violations and federal crimes awaiting trail/hearing. Approximately 350 males are currently detained at this facility. An expansion is currently underway to almost double that number in late 2006. Social services, educational and religious programs are available to the detainee population.

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YWCA of Greater RI

103 Corliss St.
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 831-9922

The mission for all YWCA’s across the USA is eliminating racism and empowering women. We currently provide daycare, teen camps and permanent supportive housing for women

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