"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."  -Carl Bard

Direct Services


The OpenDoors Resource Center

Our walk-in resource center, located at 485 Plainfield Street in Providence, provides wrap around reentry support services for anyone with a criminal record, including assistance with vital records, employment, housing, transportation and addiction recovery.  Anyone can complete an intake just by completing an over-the-phone conversation, and then will be referred to either our own services or opportunities at partner organization.  Some of the basic services we can help with include:

  • obtaining a social security card, birth-certificate, or State ID
  • using OpenDoors as a temporary mailing address, our phones, or computers during the computer lab open hours
  • help signing up for housing through the Coordinated Entry System, the Recovery Housing Network, or with permanent housing applications
  • referral to the driver's license reinstatement program
  • connecting with a Certified Peer Recovery Coach


9 Yards and Transitional Housing

The 9 Yards program provides long term, comprehensive services to small groups of individuals getting out of prison. The program provides a variety of classes and support in prison, followed by transitional housing, case management, and employment coaching.  The program has been proven to reduce recidivism and incresae parole rates.  As part of this program, OpenDoors provides transitional housing through our two 14-bed recovery houses.  Learn more here

Employment Program

The OpenDoors Employment Class provides job coaching, work-readiness assitance, and job devlepment support to people with criminal records.  Learn more here.

Permanent Supportive Housing

OpenDoors runs a 19-unit section 8 housing site specifically for people with criminal records.  Learn more here.

Congregate Shelter

OpenDoors operates a year round congregate shelter for people experiencing homelessness.  The shelter is part of the Cooridnated Entry System and can be accessed by calling 401-277-4316.









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