Resources for Undocumented Immigrants
Governor Raimondo announced the WeR1 initiative, in an effort to bring relief to Rhode Islanders who are undocumented and therefore are not eligible to benefit from Federal and State relief programs. Donations to the weR1 Rhode Island Fund can be made at http://bit.ly/give-wer1 or by texting weR1 to 27126.
If you are an undocumented immigrant, there are many resources available to you. Click here for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s resource page.
The Red Cross of Rhode Island has created a a Family Assistance Center to provide families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 with access to grief counseling, faith based resources, funeral information, legal and financial advice and Veteran assistance. View the web page here: http://rdcrss.org/2MjvvXI
Visit https://www.staysaferhodeisland.com/ to see various resources to keep your children and family healthy and strong along with some ideas for keeping your little ones happy and entertained at home.
Resources for Renters and Homeowners
Click here to view resources available to renters and homeowners: http://bit.ly/36eA4JQ
Resources for Seniors
Providence has several meal sites dedicated to serving older adults throughout the city. Please contact each site directly as information may change daily: Senior Meal Sites
Grocery stores throughout Rhode Island are providing dedicated shopping hours to promote the safety and wellness of older adults: Dedicated Senior Shopping Hours
SeniorLiving.Org has compiled information on how to help seniors with communication, grocery delivery, home care and, health monitoring. This guide, Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors, provides practical apps for seniors (tech-savvy or not), along with setup assistance.
Help Keep Yourself and Others Healthy
Check out this handy guide of best health practices that City Council has created: English and En Español
The City’s Healthy Communities Department has issued the following guidelines for grocery shopping: English and En Español
Rhode Island launched a one-stop COVID-19 app called Crush COVID RI. This app is available on the Apple app store and on Google Play in English and Spanish.
Anyone in need of confidential assistance regarding healthcare, testing, housing, food delivery, etc, can call “The Point” at 401-462-4444. This is a confidential help line.
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)
State-Run Vaccine Site Registration
City of Providence Mayor's Office
Mayors Executive Orders
ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE & RESOURCES
- Everyone must wear face masks when at work or out in public until further notice. Learn more about masks here: Face Masks
- If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed you can access services for adults and children where you will be matched with mental health professionals. Adults can call BHLink at 414-Link and for children, you can call KidsLink at 855-543-5465. If you are experiencing violence in the home or other mental health struggles here is a great resource provided by the RI Department of Health: In English En Español
- If you are sick at all – headache, runny nose, cough, fever or other symptoms you must stay home from work.
- If you are in quarantine the state has set up a program for food service, you can go to RIDelivers.com or call 211 to access this service.
- Keep a daily log of where you have been and who you came in contact with to help in mitigation and contact tracing if you become infected with the COVID-19 virus.
- The Red Cross has launched the Virtual Family Assistance Center. This program will provide help to families who have lost a family member due to COVID-19, this includes counseling services, legal resources, funeral information and more.
- Wondering when you can get vaccinated? Learn more here: WPRI
- Read this update on vaccinations from the Rhode Island Office of Health Aging: OHA_RIDOH Vaccine Flyer January 29 (003)