Kent County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Kent County Rhode Island social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Warwick Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 195 Buttonwoods Avenue Warwick RI 02886 800-282-7021

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Coventry Housing Authority 14 Manchester Cir Coventry RI 02816 401-828-4367

Coventry Housing Authority 30 Mulhearn Drive Coventry RI 02816 401-828-3334

East Greenwich Housing Authority 146 1st Avenue East Greenwich RI 02818 401-885-2610

Warwick Housing Authority 1035 West Shore Road Warwick RI 02889 401-732-8500

West Warwick Housing Authority 62 Roberts Street West Warwick RI 02893 401-822-9430

A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Warwick Social Security Office 30 Quaker Lane Warwick RI 02886 401-822-1463

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Coventry Family Health Services WIC Office 191 Macarthur Boulevard Coventry RI 02816 401-828-5335

Warwick Westbay Community Action WIC Office 205 Buttonwoods Avenue Warwick RI 02886 401-732-4660

West Warwick Westbay Community Action WIC Office 145 Washington Street West Warwick RI 02893 401-826-3230