AARP-Rhode Island, 10 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02908, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization for persons 50 and older. AARP for seniors at the federal and state government for programs and services that enhance their quality of life.

The Rhode Island Governor’s Advisory Commission on Aging advises the Governor and the Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs regarding issues and problems affecting elders and adults with disabilities.

The Alliance for Better Long Term Care, 422 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888, advocates, mediates, and helps to solve problems for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those receiving home care or hospice services. The state ombudsman is also responsible for investigating complaints of inadequate care and abuse suffered by elders and adults with disabilities who are using long-term care services. All reports of abuse and neglect are confidential.

Family to Family of Rhode Island is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. The organization offers opportunities for families to connect and support one another, and to share experiences and information. Family to Family of Rhode Island is sponsored by Family Voices of Rhode Island, the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
1-800-464-3399, X 139…………………………

The Rhode Island Parent Information Network, RIPIN) 1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920, provides information, support, and training to empower parents, families, individuals, and family-serving professionals to become effective advocates for themselves and the people in their care.

The George Wiley Center, 32 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860, is a statewide group actively committed to local community organizing to create social and economic justice through changes in public policy. Specifically, they work on issues such as hunger, utility shut-offs, and jobs placement. They are concerned with issues related to children, families, seniors, and adults with disabilities.

The Gray Panthers,  32 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860, work for social and economic justice and peace for all people. The organization seeks to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.

PAL, 96 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI 02910, is a statewide, not-for-profit organization that was built on the need to support and empower families and people with disabilities as they advocate for themselves.
1-800-745-555 (Voice/TTYI)

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay (PFLAG) is a support organization that helps parents of gays and lesbians to understand and accept their children. The Greater Providence Chapter meets monthly.

The Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island, 70 Bath Street, Providence, RI 02908, is a diverse group of activists and organizations that educate the community to improve the quality of life for older Rhode Islanders. The Senior Agenda Coalition focuses on issues, legislation, and policies of public and private institutions that affect Rhode Island  seniors.

 Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders (SAGE/RI), 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence, RI 02908, promotes, empowers, and contributes to the quality of life for its constituents through service, advocacy, and education.