Our Mission

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 housing as well as case management and advocacy for neighbors in need.


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Our Programs

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.


Russ Partridge

Executive Director

Email: rpartridge@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 106

Jillian Wassmer

Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Email: jwassmer@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 107

Erin Metcalf

Director of Finance

Email: emetcalf@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 108


Carrie Roberts

Grant Writer

Email: croberts@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 109


Monique Krupka

Administrative Program Director

Email: mkrupka@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 102

Matthew White

Clinical Program Director

Email: mwhite@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-596-9276 ext. 105

Sarah Hazelton

Emergency Shelter Program Manager

Email: shazelton@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-782-4770 ext. 3


Jane Potter

Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant
Email: jpotter@warmcenter.org
Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 4

Christina Taylor, CPRS, CHW

Housing Coordinator/Case Manager

Email: ctaylor@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 2

Evan Douglas

Employment Navigator/Case Manager

Email: edouglas@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401) 782-4770 ext. 2

Rob Dorazio

Kitchen Manager/Case Manager

Email: rdorazio@warmcenter.org

Phone: (401)-782-4770 ext. 2