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Assistance Agencies

Little Compton Assistance Association

Offers short-term financial assistance for fuel, rent, groceries and utilities.

Contact: Susan Sisson (401) 635-2722


East Bay Community Action Program

East Bay Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides health programs, dental programs, food pantry schedules, heating assistance, weatherization and other services. Weatherization services include minor home repairs, energy audits, storm doors and windows, insulation, caulking and weatherstripping, window replacement, boiler repairs, and replacement burners.

Contact Margo, Social Services Corrdinator and Health Advocate at:

Telephone: (401) 847-7821 ext. 202

Email: margo@ebcap.org

Website: www.ebcap.org


RI Department of Elderly Affairs

The Department of Elderly Affairs Customer Information Referral and Assistance Center is staffed by Customer Information Specialists who are trained to answer questions, provide information and referral, and offer counsel regarding the issues of growing older in Rhode Island including health insurance, housing, medication assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) Program, Social Security and Food Stamps as well as other support programs and services. Check out their Chart of Assistance Programs Benefits and Income Limits at http://adrc.ohhs.ri.gov/benefits/index.php.

Call: (401) 462-3000TTY: (401) 462-0470

Website: http://www.dea.ri.gov


Social Security Administration

Local Office information: 130 Bellevue Avenue Newport, Rhode Island 02840 Telephone: (401) 849-3487 TTY: (401) 849-0057

Website: http://www.ssa.gov


United Way of Rhode Island

For Information on emergency shelters, Alzheimer’s resources, financial assistance, consumer protection and many other services in Rhode Island.

Call: 211 Website: http://www.211ri.org