MISSION & LEADERSHIP
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.
Our main facility is a 3-story, historic rooming house that is home to 17 formerly homeless men and women. Our shelter guests are offered free breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Lunch is open to the public and is served Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. Meals are prepared by volunteers and staff in our commercial kitchen. We offer a safe, sober environment coupled with supportive services aimed at stabilization and permanent housing. A typical stay at Welcome House is 30-90 days, with extended outreach services always available beyond.
Our efforts are made possible by volunteer support, individual gifts, foundation grants, government assistance, corporate donations, fundraising events and community resource partnerships.
Roberta Richman, Interim Executive Director
Phone: (401) 782-4770
James Kern, Director of Administration
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 104
Jane Potter, Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 102
Justin Pires, Shelter Program Coordinator & Case Manager
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 106
Christopher Harrigan, House Manager
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 108
Veronica Sweet, Receptionist
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 103
Board of Directors
Kate Brewster, Vice Chair
Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale
Emily Cummiskey, Chair
Community College of RI
Retired - RI Department of Health
Ian Knowles, Secretary
Keller Williams Realty
Robert Monnes, Treasurer
AmWINS Group Inc.
Edward Jones Investments
Woonsocket Health & Rehab Centre
Thundermist Health Center
Retired - RI Department of Corrections
Retired - National Education Association