The mission of the Department of Social Services and Public Welfare is to serve low-and-moderate-income individuals and families struggling to make ends meet by providing basic needs assistance in areas such as home heating and utility payment referrals, food, and limited rental assistance.
As part of the department’s responsibility to the community, it also makes referrals to appropriate state and local agencies regarding food assistance, elderly affairs, health care, and child welfare concerns. The department is proud to work alongside the Police and Fire Departments in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
Local Resources and Services
Bristol Home Repair Program
Managed by Bristol’s Economic Development Coordinator, the Home Repair Program was created as a way to help individuals, (who may not have the necessary means), make improvements to their local residence.
Address: 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Edward P. Carusi
Director of Social Services & Public Welfare