Rhode Island Resources

General Resources

  • Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
    • The Department of Rehabilitation Services will have resources to help a plethora of disabilities and individuals interested in working, staying at work, and or trying to become more independent. This is one of the best resources for all things disabled.
    •  Phone: (401) 421-7005 
    • TTY: (401) 421-7016 
    • Website: http://www.ors.ri.gov/VR.html
    •  Director: Ronald Racine
  • ADA.GOV 
    • The ADA home page will have information regarding latest laws, disability news and regulations. They will also have resources for all things disabled.
  • The Point/Support 2-1-1 (2-1-1 | 401-462-4444)
    • The network provides long-term care information and referrals to older residents and people living with disabilities, as well their caregivers.
  • Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (401-462-3000)
    • The office designs and manages resources related to aging and caregiving for older adults and people living with disabilities, as well as their loved ones. Rhode Islanders can get more information about employment, health care and social services available to them.

Home- and Community-Based Resources

  • @ Home Cost Share (2-1-1| 401-462-4444)
    • The program helps older adults with some care expenses related to adult day health centers, housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care, among other services.
  • RIte at Home (401-462-5274)
    • The program supports Rhode Islanders who are unable to live alone and need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and eating.

Workplace/Employer Resources

  • TCI (Temporary Caregiver Insurance) (401-462-8420)
    • The insurance program offers up to four weeks of caregiver benefits for Rhode Islanders caring for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, in-law or grandparent or to bond with a newborn child, newly adopted child or new foster-care child.

Transportation Resources

  • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) (401-781-9400 | 800-745-5555)
    • The transit authority offers half-off to seniors and individuals with disabilities during certain hours of the day and offers additional assistance to low-income individuals over the age of 65.

Specific Audience Resources

  • Office of Veterans Services (401-921-2119)
    • The office provides information and services to help veterans access the social, health care, employment and volunteer opportunities that are available to them.
  • VA Providence Healthcare System (401-273-7100 | 866-363-4486 | toll-free 800-273-8255)
    • The center, located in Providence, Rhode Island, and its network of outpatient clinics serve veterans living throughout Rhode Island and in southeastern Massachusetts.

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