Who We Are

Established in 1989, Welcome House of South County (WHSC) is a leading provider of support services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in southern RI. It consists of an emergency shelter, community housing and support services as well as a meal-site serving lunch to the local community. The agency supports 70-75 individuals daily throughout its homeless network.

Song - Faces of Homelessness

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.

Welcome House Video

Upcomming Events

Saturday, December 3rd, 5pm:
The Reminders: Free Concert at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard (383 Old North Rd. Kingston)
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New Programs:
November 1
Winter Shelter Program begins. Contact Welcome House for more details.
December 1 -
Health & Wellness program begins.

Friday, January 6th 8am-9am:
First Friday Coffee hosted by The Welcome House of South County

Special Thanks

As we approach the holiday season, the Welcome House community would like to extend our best wishes to all of our South County supporters for their care and generosity. Together we are making a difference in the lives of so many who have struggled in the past year to have a place to call home. Thanks to you, now they can.

Welcome House Humanitarian Award & the Reminders concert at Lutheran Church

Welcome House of South County, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the First Annual Welcome House Humanitarian Award for their commitment to improving the lives of those who are homeless in our community. Award recipients are: BankRI, the Peace Dale Congregational Church, Emily Henault, Ruth M. Eldredge, and Ronald and Lorraine Laliberte. The awards were presented on the evening of December 3rd at 5:30 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd preceding the free Christmas concert co-sponsored by the Church and Welcome House. The Reminders, a critically acclaimed Americana band with a bluesy gospel sound uplifted all those who attended. Thank you for coming!

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Annual Holiday Appeal

It's that time of the year again! For our annual Holiday appeal this season we invite you to support a guest of Welcome House of South County or someone in our transitional housing program. Each guest has a wish-list with some special items that are needed. You can choose an individual to support this year and make the holidays just a little bit brighter for our guests!

Contact: Lucienne Andrew, Holiday Appeal Coordinator at 401-782-4770 x102

URI Fraternity & Sorority donate goods from their paper drive

URI Students donate goods from their paper drive

Thank you to the URI Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sorority Chi Omega, who recently did a paper goods drive for our Welcome House shelter. Above, right is Noelle Cordova delivering a basket from their collection, complete with cleaning supplies as well. Thanks again to all of the URI Sorority's and Fraternity's for helping us.

URI Fraternity & Sorority Raise Funds

URI Students raise money for Welcome House

Special thanks to URI Student, Rachel Fernandes from Sorority, Sigma Delta Tau and the Fraternity, Kappa Sigma, funds were raised for the Welcome House of South County. They raised close to $1,000.00 for the Welcome House to help meet the on-going needs of providing meals in our daily soup kitchen and program services to our guests.

Welcome House Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award Top left: Mike Lurgio of BankRI, Joseph Dziobek, Executive Director of the Welcome House of South County, Wally Young of Peace Dale Congregational Church. Bottom left: Ronald Laliberte, Lorraine Laliberte, Ruth Eldredge, Jamie Kasall, kitchen manager.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — After hundreds of hours of selfless volunteerism, four volunteers and two local organizations will be honored at a ceremony Dec. 3, as the Welcome House of South County’s first ever humanitarian award recipients.

“We want to recognize people in the community who have had a major impact on helping us in homelessness in the South County area,” said Joseph Dziobek, executive director of the Welcome House of South County.

The Welcome House of South County offers support services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include community housing, emergency shelter and daily meals.

There about 12 volunteers working at the shelter on a regular basis, Dziobek said.

Continue reading article on the Narragansett Times website

Recent Funding News

We are pleased to announce that the joint proposal submitted by the WARM Center in Westerly and Welcome House to share a Housing Navigator position has been approved for funding. This position will work with the Executive Director to expand on its network of affordable housing opportunities in the area.

Welcome House's brand new Southbend range

A warm heartfelt thank you to the Rotary Club of Wakefield Rhode Island for making it possible for us to purchase a brand new 10 burner Southbend Range with 2 full size ovens for the Welcome House of South County soup kitchen! A much needed upgrade, as our old range was failing and was a much smaller unit. Thank you again Rotary Club!