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Crossroads Rhode Island provides emergency shelter for families, individuals, and couples experiencing homelessness.

Our goal is to help people move out of emergency shelter and into permanent, stable housing as quickly as possible. While we work on housing solutions with our clients, we offer them shelter that is safe, respectful, and effective. We operate multiple shelters in order to best serve the specific needs of diverse situations.

Our Emergency Shelters include:

Operation First Step

Operation First Step assists individuals who are new to homelessness. We provide temporary shelter and support services to 10 men and 10 women while helping them find permanent housing as quickly as possible. Crossroads will provide these men and women with intensive case management and help them move out of homelessness for good. In the majority of cases, once they become independent, they will never need our help again.

Harrington Hall

Harrington Hall is a shelter for single men, and the largest shelter in the state of Rhode Island. Crossroads has been operating Harrington Hall since July 2016.

Women’s Shelter

Our Women’s Shelter opened in 2008 and was designed as a space for 41 women, featuring 10 shared bedrooms, one wheelchair-accessible single room, a common living room, and an outdoor patio area. It is not uncommon for the Women’s Shelter to be full beyond capacity, with women sleeping on mattress pads in our community room as well. Women staying in the shelter meet with case managers regularly and actively work toward securing a stable home as quickly as possible.

Citizens Bank Family Center

The Family Center at Crossroads Rhode Island manages several different programs for homeless families in Rhode Island. They include:

  • Emergency shelter and support for up to 15 homeless families
  • Transitional housing units for 17 homeless families located throughout Providence. Families are housed for up to two years while our programs and staff help them to move back into independence.
  • Five permanent supportive housing units for families who have moved out of shelter.

Crossroads Warwick Family Shelter

Formerly the Rhode Island Family Shelter, Crossroads reopened this shelter in September 2015. The space has capacity to provide emergency shelter for up to 10 homeless families.

Couples' Shelter

Crossroads offers the only emergency shelter for couples without children. Couples receive intensive case management in scattered site apartments and are moved into permanent housing as quickly as possible.

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