|Darlene Cowan, Director of Transitional Housing & HIV Support Services outside one of the Woonsocket Shelter buildings.
Established in 1989, the Woonsocket Shelter provides emergency housing and case management support for single women and families with children who are homeless.
In addition to emergency housing, residents are connected to programs to help them address their specific needs so they can transition to safe, permanent housing including:
- basic needs supports
- employment and training
- housing search assistance
- GED support
- financial literacy
- mental health and substance use counseling
- early childhood services
- programs for school-age children
- life skills training
The shelter is open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week and serves nearly 35 persons per night in the two shelter buildings.