Washington County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Washington 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.

South County Regional Family Center Food Stamp Office 4808 Tower Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 800-862-0222

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.

Narragansett Housing Authority 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 401-789-9489

South Kingstown Town Housing Authority 364 Curtis Corner Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-783-0126

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.

North Kingstown WIC Office 650 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown RI 02852 401-360-1528

South County Thundermist Health Center WIC Office 1 River Street South Kingstown RI 02879 401-360-1528

Westerly Wood River Satellite WIC Office 93 Tower Street Westerly RI 02891 401-387-9611

Wood River Health Services WIC Office 823 Main Street Hopkinton RI 02832 401-539-2461