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Housing & Transitional Support

Housing Support
Family receiving support through the Transitional Housing Program

For 25 years, Family Resources Community Action has provided emergency housing assistance for the homeless and support to help families and individuals transition to safe, permanent housing. The Woonsocket Homeless Shelter serves over 300 individuals a year, half of them children, many under the age of five.

When situations in life knock you out, sometimes it's hard to start all over again. With the help of the Woonsocket Shelter and Transitional Housing Program, I was finally able to reorganize my life." -Transitional Housing Client

The Woonsocket Homeless Shelter

The Woonsocket Homeless Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, housing nearly 80 persons per night through the shelter and six emergency apartments.

In addition to securing housing, residents receive case management services to help identify and address their specific needs. Residents are linked to other services within the agency and community including:

  • Life skills training (household and financial management, home maintenance, nutrition)
  • Parenting support
  • Employment and training
  • GED & other educational support services
  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Basic needs assistance
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Healthcare
  • After school program

Shelter stays are limited to ninety days, but can be renewed based on progress demonstrated by residents or impending permanent housing. Nominal program fees are assessed based on income.

For information and to inquire about available openings, call 401-767-0866.

The Shelter is currently in need of pots and pans. To make a donation, call 401-767-0866

Transitional Housing Program
Permanent Supportive Housing

“The Transitional Housing Program is a great way to help us succeed after leaving the shelter. We have someone to help us and make sure we are able to stand on our own feet.”

-Transitional Housing Client