The COVID-19 crisis has had an immense impact on our community. Now more than ever, ONE Neighborhood Builders stands committed to connecting our neighbors with critical resources to endure this difficult time.
As the crisis unfolds, ONE|NB will be updating this list frequently. Please check back often. We have recently created this Central Providence Conquers COVID Dashboard (also shown above) to gain insight on how our Community Health Workers are impacting our neighbors in need, please check often for updates.
Our Community Health Workers are available to help residents in Olneyville, Federal Hill, Hartford, Valley, Silver Lake, Elmhurst, Charles, Wanskuck, and Smith Hill learn about and benefit from these resources. Contact a Community Health Worker for a confidential, free phone appointment at (401) 374-3679.
ONE Neighborhood Builders recently unveiled our new mobile healthcare trailer, which will enable us to bring healthcare services – and more – to members of the community!
Almost 30% of Olneyville residents do not own vehicles, and mobile health services are a great way to connect with under-served populations. While the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for increasing access to healthcare, the trailer can be used for a host of purposes: health fairs, flu shot clinics, and even community meetings. In fact, it’s available for community use; call us for more info!
Click here to take a tour of our new trailer.
Find your closest testing site with the Central Providence COVID Testing Map.
The Rhode Island Department of Health has developed a list of Testing Sites.
Free testing is available for uninsured Rhode Islanders through RI Free Clinic. Call (401) 92-COVID to make an appointment.
RIDOH “Why Should I get Vaccinated for COVID-19?” Fact Sheet:
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Available in Arabic, Cambodian (Khmer), Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Kinyarwanda, Laotian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili here
RIDOH Information for Adolescents:
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Materials:
- Different Vaccines: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html
- How the CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations-process.html
- 8 Things to Know: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html
Benefits of Getting Vaccinated: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
Back2SchoolRI.com has a wealth of information.
Some helpful resources available on this website include:
- Each school district’s reopening plans
- The Outbreak Response Playbook, which outlines how schools will respond to students or staff exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19
- Information on COVID-19 testing for students and staff
- School-based testing and case investigation guidance
- Resources for parents and caregivers
- Written answers to frequently asked questions
- Video answers to frequently asked questions
The Governor hosted several back to school forums on Facebook, where she invited guests to discuss a variety of issues.
- September 10: answering students’ questions
- September 3: equity in education
- August 20: supporting students’ mental health
- August 13: health benefits of in-person learning with Dr. Fauci
- August 6: RIDE playbook and increased testing
- July 30: lessons learned from safely reopening childcare centers
- July 23: pediatrician spotlight
Factsheets in English & Spanish
Renter’s Fact Sheet by Housing Network RI – Know your rights as a renter.
Safe Harbor Rental Assistance from United Way RI – an eviction diversion initiative designed to help Rhode Island landlords and tenants resolve disputes over late or unpaid rent. Our CHWs worked with residents to distribute $96,708 to 34 families. The Safe Harbor program, funded with Federal CARES Act dollars, has depleted its funds.
West Elmwood Housing Assistance Program – Residents living in 02907 can apply for rental and grocery assistance.
Free grab & go lunches are available for children while school is closed. Learn about pick-up sites and more information here.
The Federal Hill Food Center is located at 35 Swiss Street, in Providence, and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 12pm.
The Olneyville Food Center is located at 261 Manton Ave, in Providence, and is open Tuesdays 9am – 1pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 5pm; and Fridays 9am to 2pm.
Family Service of RI is delivering fresh food and cleaning supplies to keep Rhode Island seniors safe. If you or someone you know will benefit from this service, call 401-462-4444.
- General SNAP intro flyer (English, Spanish, Khmer)
- Application for Assistance (English, Spanish, Portuguese)
- SNAP facts for people without housing
- SNAP facts for multi immigration status families
- Federal DHS is now applying it’s 1999 interim Field Guidance which specifically lists SNAP as a supplemental non-cash benefit that a non-citizen may receive that should not be considered for public charge purposes.This means that applying for or receiving SNAP does not make a non-citizen a public charge. That is, a non-citizen to the United States will not be deported, denied entry to the country, or denied permanent status because they receive SNAP benefits. Receiving SNAP does not affect an individual’s immigration status and does not affect a non-citizen’s ability to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. For more information on the changes to public charge, please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services public charge website.
- SNAP for low income college students
- Low income students may be eligible for $234/month from SNAP program during COVID.
- Apply online at https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/
- SNAP Young Adults brochure
- SNAP Older Adults brochure (English, Spanish)
- Guide on how to shop Online with your SNAP EBT (Khmer, Spanish and English)
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
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