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North Kingstown FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity) is a volunteer organization that gives rides to those who have no other means of transportation to medical or dental appointments or to related services. Service is limited by the availability of drivers. One week notice is recommended. Telephone number is 401-295-1121.
FISH always needs volunteers for telephone workers and drivers and offers mileage reimbursement to volunteers.
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You can make an appointment with the Town of North Kingstown Social Services Department located at:
North Kingstown Senior Center44 Beach StreetNorth Kingstown, RI 02852
The hours are from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. daily, Monday - Friday or call 401-268-1591.
Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance Corporation located at 44 Washington Street in Providence handles the Section 8 Program for the Town of North Kingstown. The telephone number is 401-751-5566. Please contact Social Services for more information at 401-268-1591.
Tri-County Community Action Agency administers the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The telephone number is 401-351-2750. You should apply in the fall, September or October. For more information on emergency assistance call 401-268-1591.
SNAP benefits are administered by the State of Rhode Island. Their number is 855-697-4347 or view the DHS website.
The North Kingstown Food Pantry serves anyone in Town with emergency food needs. They provide one week's worth of groceries and available supplies. Call the Pantry to set up an appointment (401-885-3663) at 445 School Street, North Kingstown, RI. They are open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., please bring a license/ID and a verification of a North Kingstown address.
Food distribution of non-perishable goods are distributed at South County Community Action, 415 Tower Hill Road North Kingstown on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. The telephone number is 401-789-3016, ext. 2300. Recipients of SSI, SNAP, Medical Assistance and other low-income programs can receive food once a month.
WellOne Primary Medical Center, 308 Callahan Road, North Kingstown, is open to all people. Fee for service is based on a sliding scale which is determined by income and family size. When fees are reduced, verification of income is required. The Center accepts most health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Call 401-295-9706.