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Westbay Community Action is open Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.


Welcome to Westbay Community Action’s online presence.We hope this website will be helpful in providing the information you are looking for, whether it’s to answer questions regarding emergency services and programs, obtain a GED, locate childcare,  volunteer or donate.

We provide multiple, centralized services at our human services mall. Our programs are available to Kent County residents primarily, but we also provide some services for Washington County and statewide. We are the largest provider of basic needs in Kent County.

Our funding comes from an array of local, state and federal funds, as well as private organizations, donations and fundraising.

Based in Warwick, the second largest city in Rhode Island, Westbay is part of an energetic group of non-profit community action programs (CAPs) in Rhode Island (RICAA) and around the country. 

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization that educates children, feeds seniors, and responds to any number of emergencies that can occur to an individual, single parent or family.

After the initial emergency response, Westbay's staff work diligently with clients to address the underlying cause(s) of the crisis, to find a long-term solution. A variety of services, including referrals to other organizations, guide clients toward building a foundation for self sufficiency and improved circumstances.

While the current economic meltdown has brought many new people to our door, our services have always been in need.  In addition, the cost of living in Kent County is  higher than the national average, and West Warwick is one of the state's poorest community.

We believe everyone has a story, and after assisting approximately 10,000 Kent County households annually, we have heard many. On occasion, we will share some of them on the Expressions page.

Our website will be updated regularly. Please stay in touch.


Please check our News/Events/Media page for upcoming events.

Westbay Community Action is proud to share with you our Service Directory.   This Directory contains information on all programs offered at Westbay and list eligibility and contact information.


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