About Welcome House

Welcome House of South County originated as South County Emergency Shelter in 1986, a consortium of night-to-night shelters in church basements throughout Washington County. In 1987 it was incorporated as a 501-c-3 non-profit.

In 1989 the current Emergency Shelter - located a 8 North Road in Peace Dale, RI - was purchased and rehabilitated; Welcome House then began taking its first overnight guests.






Welcome House of South County is a leading provider of homeless services in southern RI. It consists of four distinct but integrated services:


The agency supports 70-75 individuals daily throughout its homeless network. It has a close working relationship with the Education Exchange and the JonnyCake Center which also serve the homeless population in Peace Dale as well as the surrounding community.