Emergency Shelter

The emergency shelter is physically located at 8 North Road in Peace Dale, RI. We have 17 beds. Guests of the shelter must meet the following criteria:


Guests of Welcome House are given 30 days of emergency shelter. While staying at the shelter guests are required to:


The Welcome House has Case Managers on duty Monday through Friday from 8am - 10pm. The Welcome House provides all of our guests with referrals to professional services to include medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse counseling, affordable housing lists, employment, educational, prescription assistance programs, assistance in clothing (vouchers), assistance in applications for SNAP and State of RI identification cards.

The Welcome House does not have a wait list for emergency shelter. All individuals referred to the shelter are accepted on a first come first serve basis. If we do not have an available bed we will refer the individual to call 2-1-1.