The Town Community Action Agency provides resources to help low-income seniors and people facing poverty meet their basic needs. There are many programs available to help families in need, with the goal of helping them escape poverty. The agency provides services to Kent County, North Central and Northwestern Rhode Island.
This center offers educational support to children from the Head Start program. This app can also help with parenting and pregnancy. The goal of this is to improve the bond between parents and very young children, as well as to help pregnant women stay healthy.
The Head Start program is divided into two options, one of which is funded by the federal government. The services are either based in the home or in a center. This program is for children aged 3-5 years who want to attend a center-based service. The center can be attended 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
Tri Town Community Action Head Start provides services to those who are less fortunate to attend classrooms located in Johnston, North Providence and Pascoag in Rhode Island. If you cannot afford center-based services, you may still be eligible for Head Start’s home-based services.
Food and basic needs
If you are struggling to afford Christmas, there are organizations that can help. Christmas Assistance, Holiday Food Baskets, and the Toy Distribution Program can provide food and gifts for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to celebrate. This non-profit center can help you. The program offers free toys and holiday food baskets to low income earners in Rhode Island including Johnston, Smithfield, North Providence, Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester.
The WIC program is a federally funded program that provides nutrition assistance to low-income women who have infants or children under the age of 5 years. It can be found throughout Rhode Island.
The WC food assistance program provides vouchers to needy people so they can buy nutritious foods like milk, eggs, and juice. This organization provides monthly nutrition counseling and education services to needy women by licensed and certified dieticians. These services are provided in order to improve the overall health and wellness of the women.
A food bank is a place where people can go to get free food. The Commodities Distribution Program is a program that gives out free canned goods, grain, pasta, juices, peanut, rice, flour, and other food items. The residents of Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, North Smithfield, and Burrillville who have low incomes receive goods from this program every month. The food and groceries are purchased through the Rhode Island Food Bank and passed out to people throughout the state by the non-profit community action agency and other charities.
The emergency food voucher program provides eligible individuals and families with food vouchers to help meet their emergency nutritional needs. Hot meals, canned goods, and other items are served in the more northern part of the state.
The SNAP Food Stamp Application Assistance program is a joint effort between the Feinstein Foundation and participating partners. This website provides assistance with applying for federal Food Stamp benefits. Social workers from Tri Town Community Action Agency can help people with applications.
Employment and job training programs
The services offered by the youth center are for residents who are under the age of 24. The programs help the needy students in areas like work readiness skills training, academic assessments, educational assistance, and job placement assistance. These programs help students learn the skills they need to be successful in the workforce, assess their academic abilities, and provide assistance in finding and securing employment. We offer ESL classes to individuals and families from Kent County and the region who don’t speak English or have limited English language skills. With this, you can choose to attend either daytime or evening classroom sessions.
GED preparation is meant for helping individuals to prepare for the GED exam in the state of Rhode Island. The services offered by the school include support from teachers in the form of academic assessment and educational guidance. This can be achieved in different ways, for example one-to-one sessions, group classes, tuition, learning at home and using a computer.
The state’s Summer Youth Employment and Job Training Program provides opportunities for young people to work in public facilities, local businesses and regional non-profit agencies. The work experience program is designed to give young people aged 24 and under the chance to gain practical skills in the workplace. This will help them to be better prepared for when they enter the workforce. The state of Rhode Island provides needy youths with a variety of careers and personal development activities across different industries. This includes industries in northern Providence.
Tri Town Community Action Agency financial literacy
This credit counseling and financial stability counseling program is for working poor families in Rhode Island who are struggling to make ends meet. The program will help these families get back on their feet by providing them with financial counseling and education. Specialists will work with them to help them learn skills related to financial matters. The clients receive these services from different programs, but they are all working together to help the client.
The Tri-Town Community Action Agency provides services to youths through its Youthlinks program, and adults are educated through its Emergency Services Department or Tax Preparation Program. The students of the financial literacy learn about money management, including budgeting, reducing debt, banking basics, loan consolidation, consumer protection and fraud, home ownership, and retirement planning.
The EITC – Tax Preparation Assistance Program helps people file their state and federal income tax returns for free. There is also free help available for preparing your taxes, including applying for the Earned Income Tax Credits. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit available to low-income residents of Glocester, Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, and North Smithfield. The credit is based on the amount of income earned, and can be up to $6,000 for a family with three or more children. Other towns and cities in northern RI can also benefit from the program, but their appointments have to be accepted first.
The Senior Medical Patrol Program helps seniors from Kent County. This will help people with insurance from Medicare and/or Medicaid, and it will stop fraud with Medicare money. The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a government-sponsored program that helps seniors pay for their health insurance. This program helps elderly or disabled people. The staff will get information about insurance options for the person. They are provided with education, information and support in reviewing options and signing up for assistance with government financial programs that provide additional support.
Financial assistance for energy bills, rent, and other expenses
The RHEHA Roadhome program provides emergency housing assistance to low-income families, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic violence. The North Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester housing assistance program provides low income residents with funds to use for paying their rental, mortgage and security deposits. The assistance is to help people keep their homes, avoid foreclosure, and deal with domestic violence.
The Appliance Management Program will help people save money by identifying which appliances are using the most energy. This means that people who are struggling to pay for energy updates may be given them for free. This could include things like energy-saving lightbulbs, fridges and freezers. Other ways to save water can be to install water saving devices or to use waterbeds with special mattresses designed to save water. These services are available to customers of National Grid and many other utility companies who meet certain income and financial criteria.
The Emergency Cash Assistance and the Basic Human Needs Program will provide financial assistance for needs such as rent, utilities, healthcare, water bills, prescriptions, and more. This means that it can only be used when no other money is available. The Rhode Island Low Income and Senior Heating Assistance Program offers help to low-income and senior residents of Rhode Island who need assistance with heating costs.
The Furnace and Boiler Repair Program will cover the cost of replacing or repairing heating systems that are no longer able to be repaired. The assistance is for low income residents of Johnston, Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester.
The Community Action Agency Community Information Specialist provides elders with information and referrals to support services. You can find it at senior centers around Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services funds a part of the state’s regional network.
Emergency Shelter and Food Vouchers are for low-income individuals and families who live in Kent County. This will help them with any emergency nutritional and housing needs they may have.
The RI Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (RIPAE) provides assistance to seniors who are struggling to pay for their prescription medications. This is for residents who are over the age of 55 and who have a disability. This medical assistance program provides financial assistance to those who qualify by covering a percentage of the cost of certain medicines. This means that the amount of money an applicant has to pay for their prescription medication depends on how much money they make in total household income.
The Federal government has a program called LIHEAP which helps with fuel and heating bills. Tri Town Community Action Agency oversees this program. There are grants available that can help with fuel and utility bills during the winter, making it more affordable to heat your home.
The Weatherization Program helps people save money on their utility bills. This program helps people with low incomes, disabilities, and families to use energy more efficiently and save money. Audits are conducted to determine if a home needs new windows, more insulation, weather-stripping, air sealing, or free wrap pipes.
Apply for financial help from Town Community Action Agency
This company is located in Johnston, Kent County, North Providence, Burrillville, North Smithfield, Glocester, and Smithfield. If you want to visit or call the Johnston, RI location, the address is 1126 Hartford Avenue, and the phone number is 401-351-2750. Other resources are available to clients.