The Providence Center

Contact Information:

127 Michigan Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 276-4000


  • Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

About this Shelter

The Providence Center is at the forefront of innovative approaches to behavioral health care designed to meet the changing needs of the more than 18,000 people served each year. 

Since The Providence Center opened its doors in 1969, it has been a community fixture, providing people from all walks of life with mental health and substance abuse services in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

In addition to comprehensive high-quality behavioral health services, The Providence Center gives people the tools they need to change their lives.

Through more than 60 programs and wraparound services, including food and housing, job training, legal services, primary health care, and wellness activities, The Providence Center helps the people it serves to succeed.

At The Providence Center, you will find a wide range of:

  • Specialized behavioral health care professionals including psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatric social workers
  • Chemical dependency treatment professionals
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Vocational/rehabilitation counselors
  • Special education teachers
  • Case managers
  • Residential counselors
  • Teaching assistants

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