Established in 1989, Welcome House of South County (WHSC) is the leading provider of support services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in southern RI. It consists of the following four components: 1) a 17 bed emergency shelter; 2) a soup kitchen; 3) the Office of Housing & Community Services encompassing both transitional and permanent housing; and 4) the Peace Dale Winter Shelter operating from November 1 – March 31.
Inspired by the guests of Welcome House, the song Faces of Homelessness describes everyday people like you and me in need of more than a bed and a hot meal; a chance at making their lives better. It is about forming positive relationships and reaching out to accept help to change grey skies into rainbows.
The Board, staff and guests of Welcome House are deeply appreciative of past donations and gracious volunteer work that has been done by Corvias in East Greenwich.
During the month of November, volunteers from Corvias will paint the dining room, donate new table cloths, teach an art lesson, and arrange an exhibit of the art already created by our guests. These extraordinary volunteers also plan to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 25 people and beautify the yard!!! Our gratitude is boundless. Thank you all.