Rhode Island family Shelter Inc. is a registered 501c3 non-profit   all donations are tax deductible.. 


Who We Are

    We are a 24 hour, 7 day a week shelter for homeless families. An average of 35 individuals may receive shelter at one time. RI Family Shelter is the only temporary emergency family shelter of its kind in the Kent County area. All families are welcomed. Approximately 300 individuals per year receive shelter. Over one half of all sheltered are children.

    Our Case Manager works daily with each family to identify goals and give support to families that will enable them to establish a stable home environment upon leaving the shelter.                      
        A Child Care Coordinator offers friendship and support through recreational and educational activities.


    Credit counseling, budgeting, consumer skills and housing readiness are part of our program, Educational groups on parenting, self-esteem and family health issues are offered. We also require a mandatory savings program of 60 % of their income which supports their transition to permanent housing.  Families are also referred to appropriate community agencies and resources.

Temporary shelter and re-housing

      We provide temporary shelter to nine families at a time dealing with a housing crisis.  While our goal is to rapidly re-house these families, we also seek to ensure that re-housed families avoid becoming homeless again.  Thus, our approach is to allow families to stay "just long enough" --- that is, that families who need assistance leave when affordable housing is available and they have the resources needed to avoid becoming homeless again....


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