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The Providence Village of Rhode Island

Community of Support

The Providence Village is a non-profit organization formed and directed by members of the community, in order to provide services and programs that will enable us to live rich, full lives in our homes and neighborhoods as we age. The Providence Village will provide a single access point, via telephone or website, to a growing network of mutually supportive services and social opportunities made possible by a large pool of members/volunteers and a small paid staff.

Service Area

The service area of The Providence Village currently includes the neighborhoods of Providence and Pawtucket between India Point Park to the South and the tip of East Avenue in the north, and between the Seekonk River on the East and South and North Main Streets and Pawtucket Avenue on the West.  As the Village develops we expect in the future to extend our services to additional areas.


Village Model

Our Village is based on the model of the Beacon Hill Village, which was developed in Boston 15 years ago when a group of seniors decided to create an alternative to a "retirement home." Since then over 120 grass roots organizations based on their Village model have sprung up around the country, linked cooperatively to a national organization dedicated to supporting these Villages.  


Tax Exempt Status

The Providence Village is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Rhode Island in February 2015.  Our application for the Village to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code has been approved.