Last updated Aug 19, 2021 0 Comments 0

Lucy's Hearth

Address
19 Valley Road
Middletown, RI - 02842

Emergency Shelter Program

Our Emergency Shelter Program is located at 19 Valley Road in Middletown, Rhode Island.  Six families with children may be accommodated at any one time in the efficiency units with includes beds, a bureau, a full bathroom,  and a closet.  The families share use of a kitchen, television room, dining room, playground and a learning center.

Eligibility requirements for families include: be at least 18 years old and have a minor child in custody, and be homeless.

Before acceptance into the emergency shelter, families must:

- complete a telephone screening with United Way 2-1-1 and be placed on the Statewide Family Shelter Waiting List;

- should respond within 2 hours to a call from Lucy’s Hearth when they call to report an opening;

- must provide various documents, including birth certificates and other identification, health insurance cards if any, and financial and housing history records.

 
Emergency Shelter services include:
- crisis intervention,
- life-skills group,
- a daily goal-setting group,
- case management,
- parenting skills groups,
- financial literacy education,
- preparation for testing for a General Equivalency Degree (GED),
- mental health treatment,
- job readiness skills development,
- nutrition classes,
- after-school homework help,
- art classes,
- fitness classes,
- transportation to appointments,- referrals to outside providers for education, training, medical care and additional mental health treatment.


Transitional Apartment Program

Lucy’s Hearth has 9 Transitional Apartments in the new facility located at 19 Valley Road in Middletown.  An additional four units are located in various Newport County locations. The program assists mothers and their children to overcome barriers to living on their own.

To be eligible for this program, mothers must have successfully completed the Emergency Shelter Program  and provide the required documentation.

Transitional apartment program participants will continue to participate in life skills education as well as case management in their apartment on a weekly basis. If needed,  families from the off-site apartments may still return to the emergency shelter program to participate in programs and services.

Permanent Apartment Program

Lucy’s Hearth provides permanent subsidized housing through the “RoadHome” program from Rhode Island Housing. These apartments are available for Lucy’s Hearth residents who require long-term stabilization services.

Outreach and Aftercare Program

Lucy’s Hearth is committed to ensuring its residents avoid future homelessness. Former residents of any Lucy’s Hearth program may receive, for up to six months,

- case management,
- crisis intervention,
- budgeting assistance,
- referrals to community providers, and
- advocacy to assist in accessing community resources or to trouble-shoot issues that may arise.

Click on image!

Shelters near Lucy's Hearth

McKinney Cooperative Shelter

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 25, 2017

Newport, RI, 02840

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF NEWPORT/ BRISTOL COUNTIES

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010

Newport, RI, 02840

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF NEWPORT COUNTY WINSLOW COURT

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010

Newport, RI, 02840

Questions & Answers

Have a question? Ask now. Get answers from the shelter and users like you.
Know the answer to a quesiton? Help others out by responding.

If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

How long can you stay here?

Leave a comment

Rate this Shelter

Select a rating (required)

Resources

Food Banks

We list thousands of soup kitchens and food banks all across the nation.

Newport Homeless Shelters

See All Shelters in Newport County.

Free Dental Care Clinics

Search for public housing and affordable housing options now.

Free Treatment Centers

Find free and low cost drug rehab and alchool detox treament centers

Cities Nearby