Welcome House offers 30-90 days of emergency shelter for men and women who are experiencing homelessness. We provide emergency shelter for approximately 200 different individuals per year. Welcome House is open 365 days/year with support services for all individuals taking comfort under our roof. Welcome House’s emergency shelter is unlike most homeless shelters; our small setting accommodates a personal approach to recovery. Every guest works directly with a case manager, who assists them with accessing services, goal planning, budgeting, and locating affordable housing. Welcome House uses a programmatic approach to address and build on a guest’s life skills, social skills, self-sufficiency skills, and financial literacy knowledge. Each and every person is treated with respect and individualized case plans are used to target and work on a guest’s personal goals to lead them out of homelessness.
Welcome House operates a transitional housing program designated for individuals who complete the emergency shelter program. The program is a one year program. The main goal of the transitional housing program is to provide supportive services in order for a client to obtain permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
We have two transitional housing units for individual males and females. The units are shared coed living. Program tenants pay rent based on their income and and are required to meet with a case manager weekly. These meetings help us to assist each person with their personal goals and give us the opportunity to assess each person on an individual basis.
In addition to transitional housing, Welcome House owns 5 properties of supportive housing. This includes 7 supported permanent housing units for families, 6 support permanent housing units for individuals, and 2 units of transitional housing for individuals “graduating” out of the shelter program. Welcome House currently houses a total of 48 people within our housing units.
Community Soup Kitchen
Welcome House runs a community soup kitchen, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The soup kitchen is located in our main facility at 8 North Road, Peace Dale RI. Any/all individuals and families in need are welcome to join us for lunch. Each year, Welcome House produces over 18,000 meals to guests and community members through our commercial kitchen.