Access and functional needs and disabilities Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advice, training, communication devices and interpretation services. 401-256-5511
TTY 401-222-5300 Videophone 401-354-7630 Aging services Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging This service connects those who need help with state and local agencies on aging and community organizing. Information, referrals, case management, advice on long term care options and health care services. 401-462-3000
TTY 401-462-0740 Agricultural aid Rhode Island State Agricultural Services Agency The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters or quarantine. 401-828-8232 Agricultural aid Rhode Island USDA Rural Development USDA Rural Development offers low interest mortgages, secured mortgages, 1% interest rate mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 401-826-0842 Agricultural aid Rhode Island Division of Agriculture Information for the agricultural industry, plant and animal health, permits, testing, food safety and regulations. 401-222-4700
Emergencies after hours:
401-222-3070
TTY: 711 Animals/Pets Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Animal services and support, information, low income veterinary clinic, resources for pet care, support for lost pets and abandonment of animals. 401-438-8150 Consumer Services Rhode Island Attorney General’s Department – Consumer Protection Unit Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services. 401-274-4400 Contractors Rhode Island Department of Administration – Contractor Registration Board Contractor online license verification and consumer complaint services. 401-921-1590
TTY 401-222-6334 Crisis advice Rhode Island Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Suicide prevention service 24 hours a day and free of charge offered to all people in a suicidal crisis who seek help. Hotline numbers listed. Emergency: 911
Valley of Hope: 401-539-7474
Providence: 401-272-4044
South Kingston: 401-783-0782
Statewide: 800-365-4044 Crisis advice The Samaritans of Rhode Island Crisis line, suicide prevention resources, information and resources on mental health issues, Emergency: 911
401-272-4044
800-365-4044 Disaster specific information Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (REIMA) Information on utility outages and alerts, weather and transportation updates, preparedness resources, and the online floodplain mapping tool. Web reference only:
http://www.riema.ri.gov Disaster unemployment assistance Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training – Unemployment Insurance When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide information about the disaster. This assistance provides weekly benefits to people unemployed due to the disaster, including the self-employed, farm and ranch owners and others not covered by regular unemployment insurance programs. (401) 415-6772 Environment Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Information and resources for environmental preservation, online services available for educational resources, complaints or violations, permits and licenses, rules and regulations. General informations:
401-222-4700
After Hours Emergencies:
401-222-3070 Basic needs Rhode Island Department of Social Services: Benefits Assistance in filing for public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other assistance services public. DHS Call Center:
855-697-4347 Basic needs Rhode Island Community Food Bank Referral to organizations providing emergency food aid. Online search for local pantry “Find Food”. 211
401-942-632
Email: [email protected] Family and protective services Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families: Child Welfare
People concerned with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Emergency: 911
800-742-4453 Family and protective services Rhode Island Division of Elder Affairs: Adult Protective Services People affected by elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Emergency: 911
401-462-3000 Health services Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Programs and Services Information about public benefits such as Medicaid and other public assistance services. DHS Call Center:
855-697-4347 Lodging Rhode Island USDA Rural Development USDA Rural Development offers low interest mortgages, secured mortgages, 1% interest rate mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. USDA Rural Development
Customer Service Center
800-414-1226 Lodging Rhode Island housing Information and resources for buyers and landlords, online rental resource guide and information for landlords. Main: 401-457-1234
800-427-5560
TTY: 401-450-1394
Help Center: 401-457-1130 Information and reference State of Rhode Island Official State of Rhode Island website. Links to all state departments and agencies. Web reference only:
www.ri.gov Information and reference United Way 2-1-1 of Rhode Island Guidance for food, mental health, health care, housing, addictions, youth, transportation, utility assistance, income, children and families, crisis, basic needs, l legal assistance, reintegration, the elderly 211
Text postcode to 898211
In-State Callers: 401-444-0600
Out-of-state callers: 1-800-367-2700
TTY: 401-519-0374 Assurance Rhode Island Division of Insurance Regulation
General insurance information, insurance claim services, insurance license search and fraud reporting services. 401-462-9520 Legal services Rhode Island Legal Services Information and referrals to lawyers providing free or reduced-fee legal services to disaster-affected people. 401- 274-2652
800-662-5034 tax preparation Rhode Island Division of Taxation Assistance with state tax information and online services for individuals and businesses. 401-574-8484
401-222-1040
401-574-8829 veterans affairs Rhode Island Veterans Affairs Information and resources for veterans, benefits for veterans, services for family and caregivers. 401-921-2119 Vital statistics Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Division Duplicate driver’s licenses, auto registrations and title services. Online services available and branch directory. 401-462-4368 Vital statistics Rhode Island Department of Health: Vital Records Replacement birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital document services, online services available. 401-222-2811 Volunteer VOLUNTEERS MUST NOT DEPLOY
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