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.

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Upcoming Events

February 24th, 7pm: Welcome House original production entitled Faces of Homelessness at the Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield.
Buy ticket(s) through the CTC online by clicking here.

New Programs:
November 1
Winter Shelter Program begins. Contact Welcome House for more details.
December 1 -
Health & Wellness program begins.

In Time for Miracles

When we received a call about a family that was very close to becoming homeless the Welcome House Team quickly jumped into action. Quickly renovating one of our apartment units in a matter of a few days. Adding a fresh coat of paint by Two Brothers, Inc and some minor repairs with help from all of our staff here at Welcome House, the unit quickly transformed into a brand new home for a mother and her two children. She was so suprised and overwhelmed by the improvements, and overjoyed to have a home in time for the holidays.

Welcome House original production: Faces of Homelessness

Welcome House presents, as part of the Contemporary Theater Company's Springboard Season: Faces of Homelessness. An original production portraying the remarkable stories of heartache and hope of those who are experiencing homelessness in our community. February 24th at 7pm at the CTC located at 327 Main St in Wakefield, RI! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the theater.

Buy ticket(s) through the CTC online by clicking here.

Listen to a preview of an original production for the Faces of Homelessness play, entitled 'If they could see me now'. Song Written by Joe Dziobek, Executive Director of Welcome House.

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!

Visit thereminders.net website

Metric Century II Cycling Event

Come take a tranquil 100 km bicycle ride through scenic South County May 13th 2017! Starting at the Welcome House in Peace Dale, the Metric Century II route will wind it's way down to Westerly and back to Peace Dale where riders will find a pasta dinner waiting.

Click here to register for the Metric Century II event.

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.

Food Items needed for Soup Kitchen

Thank you for your support. The Welcome House Soup Kitchen is in need of the following items:

If you can help us and bring in any of the above items to our Welcome House Soup Kitchen, we are located at 8 North Rd. Peace Dale. You may also correspond with our Kitchen Manager, Jamie Kasall at jk.welcomehouse@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!