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Rhode Island Department of Human Services Office of Rehabilitation Services
Location:

40 Fountain Street, Providence RI 02903
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Phone:

401.421.7005

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Description:

The Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) provides a wide variety of services to Rhode Islanders with disabilities. Their mission is “to empower individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and integration into society.”

RIde
Location:

705 Elmwood Avenue | Providence, RI 02907
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Phone:

401.461-9760

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Description:

The RIde Program is part of RIPTA’S Complimentary Paratransit Service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).RIde is a public transportation service, and other passengers are likely to be on board during your trip. Your scheduled pick-up times or travel route may be altered so that another passenger can be accommodated. The van may stop and pick up other riders as it travels to your destination. Shared rides lower the cost of paratransit service. Reservations are required for all paratransit services. To make a reservation, call 401.461.9760 between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers may make reservations between 8:00am and 4:00pm. The RIde office is closed on RIPTA recognized holidays.

The Point
Phone:

401.462.4444

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Description:

The Point provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. Some of their services include: benefits screening, geriatric counseling, and Medicare enrollment.

United Way 211 – Rhode Island
Location:

50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
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Phone:

211 or 401.444.0652

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Description:

2-1-1 is the statewide resource center for information and referrals, and it comes with the support and expertise of a national network of referral experts.

 

2-1-1 provides a trained and caring human connection – a call specialist – who helps people find assistance on everything from childcare needs and mental health issues, food and heating assistance, to gambling problems and elder care services. In the event of a significant storm or natural disaster, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island support state agencies and connects people to critical services.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis services

Description:

(see Transportation)

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