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Emergency Assistance
The Burrillville Town Clerk's Office has compiled information on the many emergency assistance services found in Rhode Island.  Use the links below to go to any agency categories.

We try our best to keep this information up to date.  If you find any of this information to be old or outdated, please let us know by e-mailing the Town Clerk's Office at  

For general information call 2-1-1.  The fastest and easiest way to get information when you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  One call gives you acces to resources across your community.  Someone at 2-1-1 will help connect you to the services or information you need.  It's confidential and free, call 2-1-1 or visit their webiste at or visit

Use these links to go directly to the categories you need:

        Clothing Resources
        Fuel & Energy Assistance
        Other Services

Clothing Resources
Berean Baptist Church Clothing Exchange
474 Chapel Street, Harrisville
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Open to Burrillville, Glocester, N. Smithfield and Foster residents.  Proof of residency required on first visit.
Chepachet Union Church
1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet
Open to Burrillville residents.
Between the Cracks
568-8303 (Michelle @ Dev's Cafe)
769-3426 (Jackie & Sully)
Along with other emergency assistance, they help with clothing needs.
Food & Nutrition Resources
Berean Baptist Church Food Closet
474 Chapel Street, Harrisville
By appointment only.
Burrillville Seventh Day Adventist Food Closet
854 Victory Highway, Mapleville
Last Tuesday of month, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Our Lady of Good Help Church Food Pantry
1063 Victory Highway, Mapleville
Second and fourth Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 am and 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Patrick's Church Food Closet
45 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville
Every other Monday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church Food Closet
35 Dion Drive, Harrisville
Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:15 am - 10:00 am
RI Department of Human Services
235-6300 Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
567-0510 Burrillville WIC Program

Meals on Wheels
For the elderly or disabled.
Fuel & Energy Assistance
Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Assistanse in paying fuel/utility bills during the winter.  emergency shut off assistance, and provides help with emergency boiler repair needs.
Keep the Heat On
762-2849 Woonsocket Office
A program funded by the Catholic Charity Fund of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and generous individuals.  
RI Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Provides assistance to Rhode Islanders in temporary financial crisis who are not income eligible for LIHEAP.
Between the Cracks
568-8303 (Michelle @ Dev's Cafe)
769-3426 (Jackie & Sully)
Helps with fuel, rent, groceries and other needs in emergency situations.
Housing Assistance/Grants
Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)
Rent, mortgage and security deposit assistance for eviction, foreclosure, natural disaster and domestic violence situations.  Assistance with tenant/landlord disputes.
Crossroads Rhode Island
461-1755 Family Shelter
Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation
Provides help renting an affordable apartment big enough for a family, help buying your first home or fixing up your current home.
Family Resources Community Action
Emergency, transitional and permanent housing.
USDA Rural Development Programs
568-4300, ext. 130 or 131 for appointment
USDA Rural Development has two programs for eligible applicants.  One for home ownership and one for home improvement.  Call to make an appointment to talk to a USDA representative.  Get more information here.
Western RI Home Repair Program
568-6202, ext. 6
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are available to qualified applicants through the Western RI Home Repair Program.  Click on the following for more information:  Fact Sheet, Information Booklet, Application.
Rhode Island Housing
44 Washington Street, Providence 02903
Rhode Island Housing works to ensure that all people who live and work in Rhode Island can afford a safe, healthy home that meets their needs. We provide low-interest loans, grants, education, advocacy and consumer counseling to help our customers buy and retain their homes. We also offer special programs to ensure that these homes are safe and healthy. 
Burrillville Housing Authority
77 Ashton Court, Harrisville
Rental housing/Section 8.

Other Services
Basic Human Needs
Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Emergency funds to help pay for basic human needs including heat, electric, health care, prescription, etc., when no other financial resources exist.
Furniture Bank
Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Pre-screening and intake for the Rhode Island Furniture Bank.

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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