SNAP Outreach Toolkit

DHS is currently partnering with five community organizations to help Rhode Islanders learn about the availability, application process, eligibility requirements and benefits of SNAP. Listed below is their contact information.

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These community organizations provide application assistance (online or paper) and answer questions about SNAP as well as help with reporting changes, the completion of recertifications, interim reports and other matters related to SNAP benefits.

At the bottom of the community partner list is a tab where you can find informational materials about SNAP.

SNAP Outreach Vendors

The following are the names of the five SNAP Outreach vendors, their target audience, service areas and contact information. 

Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA)

The most critical target population is low-income, nonparticipating Rhode Islanders who are Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian and Vietnamese who may qualify for SNAP, but services will also be provided to other cultures including a sizable Latinx community and new refugees from war-torn countries, such as Syria, Burma, Bhutan, Liberia, and Nigeria. Additionally, people who may be taking part in SNAP but have questions or need help understanding or responding to program notices or paperwork requirements.

The Subrecipient will focus on activities in the following service areas: Statewide with the highest concentration of Southeast Asian communities in Providence, Cranston, Warwick and Woonsocket.

Main: 401-274-8811

Foster Forward

The most critical target population is low-income nonparticipating former foster youth, foster and biological families who are connected to the Rhode Island child welfare system (DCYF) and may qualify for SNAP, but services will also be provided to people who may be taking part in SNAP but have questions or need help understanding or responding to program notices or paperwork requirements. Community partners, employer partners.

The subrecipient will focus on activities in the following service area: Statewide.

Main: 401-438-3900

Genesis Center

The most critical target population is low-income nonparticipating Rhode Islanders, including current and future students and clients of the Genesis Center who may qualify for SNAP, but services also will be provided to people who may be taking part in SNAP but have questions or need help understanding or responding to program notices or paperwork requirements. Speakers of languages other than English.

The subrecipient will focus on activities in the following service areas: Greater Providence, including Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Cranston. However, Genesis Center serves students from throughout the State.

Main: 401-781-6110

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLKCC)

The most critical target population is low-income nonparticipating Rhode Islanders who reside in Newport County and may qualify for SNAP, but services will also be provided to other cultures including a sizable African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian and others who do not identify in the other categories listed. Additionally, people who may be taking part in SNAP but have questions or need help understanding or responding to program notices or paperwork requirements.

The Subrecipient will focus on activities in the following service area: Newport County and will also assist anyone from Rhode Island who enters their center (as applicable).

Main: 401-846-4828

ONE Neighborhood Builders (OneNB)

The most critical target population is low-income nonparticipating Rhode Islanders throughout Central Providence neighborhoods who may qualify for SNAP, but services will also be provided to people who may be taking part in SNAP but have questions or need help understanding or responding to program notices or paperwork requirements.

The subrecipient will focus on activities in the following service area: Central Providence with a particular emphasis on providing bilingual SNAP informational and application assistance.

Main: 401-351-8719

The following are resources to explain and further amplify the State's SNAP program. Online shopping resource guides in multiple languages can be found here 

Brochures

SNAP: General 

SNAP: Young Adults

One Pagers

SNAP: General

SNAP Facts: Immigration

SNAP: Homeless

Posters

SNAP: General (English)

SNAP: General (Spanish)

SNAP: General (Portuguese)

SNAP: College Outreach

SNAP: Older Adults (English)

SNAP: Older Adults (Spanish)

SNAP: Older Adults (Portuguese)