Lucy's Hearth

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<p>In 1984, Lucy's Hearth opened its doors as an overnight shelter with a one-person staff and shoestring budget of about $20,000.</p>
<p>Today, in a rented space once occupied by the St. Lucy's Church Convent, a dedicated three-person staff, a core group of volunteers and community donations help Lucy's Hearth provide 24-hour emergency and transitional shelter services to mothers and their children who are homeless due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction or a lack of safe, affordable housing in the area.</p> <p>The shelter can accomodate nine families at a time, each with their own separate bedroom.  Residents share a living room, dining room, large kitchen, library, playroom and meeting room for classes, workshops and special events.  A secure backyard provides a safe play area for the children.</p> <p>Additionally, the Hearth maintains three transitional apartments and provides outreach services to former residents.</p> <p><b>Donations:</b></p> <ul> <li>Lucy's Hearth accepts donations of new and used items that help support operations at the shelter or assist residents in furnishing their own apartments in their transition.</li> <li>Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends by appointment only. Please call ahead at (401) 847-2021<b>.</b></li> <li>Donors are strongly encouraged to call ahead prior to drop-offs, due to limited storage space and varying needs of residents. </li> </ul> <p><b>Holiday Needs:<br /> </b></p> <p><b>Thanksgiving:</b> Turkeys or preferably gift cards for a turkey, fresh vegetables (potatoes, squash, celery, green beans, corn,) stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, pies, nuts, olives.</p> <p><b>Christmas: </b>Each year, the Hearth is grateful for the ability to provide Christmas gifts for our 9 families at the shelter as well as over 80 other former resident families, made possible by the generosity of the community.<b><br /> </b></p>
913 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 847-2021
  • Hours: * 24-hour shelter services are provided. * Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and on weekends by appointment only. Call for more details and to find out the specific needs of the shelter.
  • Hours: By appointment
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