Social Services and Family Centers

EBCAP operates three (3) Family Centers that provide access to a wide array of support services. A Family Advocate partners with individuals and families to complete a comprehensive assessment with the goal of helping clients achieve self-sufficiency. The holistic assessment helps each individual/family identify their strengths, needs, and goals as well as access vital community resources.

People We Serve

EBCAP’s Social Services and Family Centers are available to residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay communities including East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown.

Key Features

Family Centers provide individuals and families access to the following services:

  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Senior Services
  • Head Start Enrollment
  • Social Services/Safety Net Services
  • Home Heating and Energy Assistance
  • Home visiting support services for expectant mothers and families with newborns or babies up to 2 years of age
  • Victim of Crime Support Services
  • Basic Human Needs Assistance

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Due to increased demand, all Social Services and Family Centers visits will be by appointment only, until further notice.  Please call ahead to schedule your appointment.


     Hours in Newport beginning 3/17/2020

  • Monday and Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

East Providence:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


  • Tuesday: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

How to Enroll

Individuals and families must call to schedule an appointment.

  • Newport: 401-847-7821
  • East Providence: 401-437-0006
  • Tiverton: 401-625-5134

How You Can Help

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online (type “Social Services” in Comments Box) or by mailing a check to : East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Make checks payable to East Bay Community Action Program with “Social Services/Family Center” noted on the memo line.

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