Newport County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Newport 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.

Middletown Newport Regional Family Center Food Stamp Office 272 Valley Road Middletown RI 02842 401-851-2100


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.

Jamestown Housing Authority 45 Pemberton Avenue Jamestown RI 02835 401-423-1561

Newport Housing Authority 120 Hillside Avenue Newport RI 02840 401-847-6588

Portsmouth Housing Authority 2368 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871 401-683-3173

Tiverton Housing Authority 99 Hancock Street Tiverton RI 02878 401-624-4748


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.

Newport Social Security Office 130 Bellevue Avenue Newport RI 02840 401-849-3487


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.

Newport East Bay Family Health Care Center WIC Office 6 John H Chafee Boulevard Newport RI 02840 401-619-5970

Tiverston East Bay Community Action WIC Office 1048 Stafford Road Tiverton RI 02878 401-625-1364