Providing Emergency Shelter and Supportive Housing to South County's Homeless Since 1987
Who We Are
Welcome House of South County is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping end homelessness in Washington County since 1987.
We offer emergency shelter, a soup kitchen, transitional and supportive permanent housing as well as case management and advocacy for neighbors in need.
Hunger and homelessness exists in every corner of the state, including South County. Welcome House is here to help!
How We Help
On any given day, as many as 80 people take comfort under our roof.
As a leading provider of homeless services in Rhode Island, Welcome House offers:
• 17-bed shelter for single men and women
• A meal site serving lunch to the local community
• Transitional and permanent supportive housing for
individuals and families with children
Most importantly, the caring team at Welcome House provides encouragement, guidance, and hope to those struggling to rebuild their lives.
The soup kitchen provides over 18,000 meals to local community members each year.
Unique Individuals Housed
Welcome House serves approximately 225 individuals through its shelter and housing programs each year. This includes children, veterans, and seniors.
Adults & Children Supported
On any given day, as many as
80 people take comfort under a Welcome House roof.
How You Can Help
Donate time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to have volunteers inside of our shelter. We are still able to accept volunteers who are looking to help with things outside of our main buildings.
Donate food. We accept both perishable and non-perishable items to serve our soup kitchen visitors and shelter guests. Please call ahead to schedule a time to drop of items.
Donate funds. We rely on donations from generous individuals, businesses, and civic groups who are committed to ending homelessness in our community.