To serve as the local contact for information, referrals and applications for general public assistance, food assistance, medical assistance, housing assistance and other related programs.
It is the duty and responsibility of this office to:
- Assist individuals in applying for senior and family housing.
- Seek resources and consult with state, Federal and Community agencies to find fuel assistance/weatherization affordable housing and shelter and year round food banks.
- Organize and administer holiday distributions of baskets and gifts during the holiday seasons.
- Seek, write and administer grants for various funding programs while working with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services and other local welfare offices.