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.

Welcome House Video

Upcoming Events

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

Friday, January 6th 8am-9am:
First Friday Coffee hosted by The Welcome House of South County



Special Thanks

As we approach the holiday season, the Welcome House community would like to extend our best wishes to all of our South County supporters for their care and generosity. Together we are making a difference in the lives of so many who have struggled in the past year to have a place to call home. Thanks to you, now they can.

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

Annual Holiday Appeal

A warm, heart-felt thank you to everyone involved with the success of our holiday appeal. This year, bringing much-needed items and holiday cheer to our guests and residents of our housing programs we would like to thank: BankRI of Wakefield, Centreville Bank of North Kingstown, Lutheran Church of Kingston, Jenn, Stephanie & Perry of Matunuck Oyster Bar, Girl Scout Troop #560, Rich & Joe of Knights of Columbus, Christ the King Church, Elizabeth Sovet, the Church of Ascension, Mary, Sandy & Joanne Marchetti & family, URI Police, Abby Blum, Payton Canavan of Prout School, the Generation Church in Narragansett and everyone else who contributed this holiday season making the days a little brighter for those in need.

URI Fraternity & Sorority donate goods from their paper drive

URI Students donate goods from their paper drive

Thank you to the URI Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sorority Chi Omega, who recently did a paper goods drive for our Welcome House shelter. Above, right is Noelle Cordova delivering a basket from their collection, complete with cleaning supplies as well. Thanks again to all of the URI Sorority's and Fraternity's for helping us.

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 Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award Top left: Mike Lurgio of BankRI, Joseph Dziobek, Executive Director of the Welcome House of South County, Wally Young of Peace Dale Congregational Church. Bottom left: Ronald Laliberte, Lorraine Laliberte, Ruth Eldredge, Jamie Kasall, kitchen manager.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — After hundreds of hours of selfless volunteerism, four volunteers and two local organizations will be honored at a ceremony Dec. 3, as the Welcome House of South County’s first ever humanitarian award recipients.

“We want to recognize people in the community who have had a major impact on helping us in homelessness in the South County area,” said Joseph Dziobek, executive director of the Welcome House of South County.

The Welcome House of South County offers support services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include community housing, emergency shelter and daily meals.

There about 12 volunteers working at the shelter on a regular basis, Dziobek said.

Continue reading article on the Narragansett Times website

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.

Welcome House's brand new Southbend range

A warm heartfelt thank you to the Rotary Club of Wakefield Rhode Island for making it possible for us to purchase a brand new 10 burner Southbend Range with 2 full size ovens for the Welcome House of South County soup kitchen! A much needed upgrade, as our old range was failing and was a much smaller unit. Thank you again Rotary Club!

Food Items needed for Soup Kitchen

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!