Capital Good Fund Loans

Capital Good Fund loans are short term loan options that serve as an alternative to payday loans, pawn shops, buy-here-pay-here auto dealers, and other high-interest loan products. There are various loans to fit clients’ different needs (Emergency Loans, Weatherization Loans, Car Loans, Immigration Loans, Other Personal Loans). Loan amounts vary depending on the type of loan (see list of loans …

SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides a monthly benefit for the purchase of food items through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT). The card is used at participating supermarkets and convenience stores. The EBT card can also be used to buy food on-line at Amazon, Walmart and Aldi’s. For more information, see the DHS Online Shopping Guide with …

Child Support

The Office of Child Support Services will help a custodial parent pursue a legal action to establish paternity, obtain orders of child support and medical support, or enforce existing child support orders for a fee of $20.  The Office also assists non-custodial parents in establishing paternity, in filing motions to modify support orders and with job training and placement. Parents who …

Women’s Cancer Screening Program

The Women’s Cancer Screening Program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for RI residents who meet age, income and health insurance requirements. Age: Women age 21-64 are eligible for services, with scope of services varying by age group.  Women age 65+ are not eligible for program services except for women who do not have Medicare Part B coverage and …

RIPAE Program

R.I. Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly Program provides people age 65 and older and people age 55 – 64 who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits with subsidies to purchase certain medications. RIPAE members can also purchase other prescribed medication at the RIPAE discount price. RIPAE is only available during the deductible period when Part D does not cover medication …

Supplemental Food Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provides vouchers to purchase nutritionally appropriate foods and nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women and children under age five. Who Qualifies? Pregnant women Mothers with babies under 6 months old Mothers who are breastfeeding Babies Children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk Fathers, grandparents and foster parents can also apply for WIC for children in their care Citizen …

Free / Reduced School Meals

Provides breakfast and lunch to school aged children at no or reduced cost. Who Qualifies? School-aged children through grade 12 whose families meet income guidelines No requirement to document citizenship or immigrant status Income and Resource Limits There is no resource test.  Depending on income, the child receives a free or reduced price meal.  Children whose families receive SNAP benefits …

Prescription Assistance Program: RI Rx Card

Discount prescription drug card provides savings up to 75% on FDA approved prescriptions at pharmacies across the country. Who Qualifies? All Rhode Island residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as a …