Low-Income Resources

Citizens Energy Corporation
Phone: 617-338-6300
Citizens Energy Corp. helps to make life's basic needs more accessible and affordable, such as:

  • Oil Heat Program
    The Oil Heat Program offers discount home heating oil to needy and elderly households in New England.
  • Citizens Health
    The Citizens Health Program assists people with the rising costs of health care and prescription drugs. The program also offers discounts on health care and prescription drugs.
  • Distrigas Program
    Distrigas Heat Assistance Program is created for people in Massachusetts who are unable to pay their natural gas heating bills.
  • Shelter Winter Assistance Program
    The Shelter Winter Assistance Program provides heat to thousands of homeless men, women and children in about 160 Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Crossroads RI
Helpline: 1-800-367-2700
formerly Travelers Aid, Crossroads RI offers immediate and long-term needs for people in desperate situations. The following programs they offer are:

  • Crisis Intervention offers case management, counseling, respite services and referral services.
  • Housing offers emergency, transitional and permanent housing resources for a variety people and situations.
  • Vocational services offers training resources to help you with employment opportunities.
  • United Way of Southeastern New England
    Phone: 401-444-0600
    United Way offers assistance with a variety of community resources, such as improving children's opportunities, helping people in crisis and helping adults find and retain jobs.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS)

  • Services for children and families
    DHS provides a variety of important services to children and children with disabilities, such as welfare, food stamps, medical care, child care and more.
  • Services for adults
    DHS provides a number of services and programs for adults, and adults with disabilitiies, such as medical assistance, long term care, assisted living and more.
  • Services for the elderly
    The Division of Elderly Affairs has a large number of programs for the elderly in Rhode Island including, medical assistance, long-term care, assisted living, food stamps and more.