McAuley Village Programs

Programs & Services

McAuley Village is located on a quiet corner in South Providence. We offer one, two and three bedroom apartments equipped with stoves and refrigerators. The building is secured with a 24-hour hospitality desk and cameras throughout the property. All guests entering the building must sign-in and leave a state approved ID.  Visiting hours are limited in order to give our residents the time they need to succeed.


Families live with us for up to two years. During this time they develop an Individualized Plan for Success, which must include: improving their education, participating in parenting classes, computer assessment and job development training, to name a few. Families also work with our team of professionals—the Village Administrator, Resident Services Coordinator, Educational Coordinator, Job Developer, Housing Advocate, and the Village Nurse. Additional support systems are available, and include mentors and tutors.


The McAuley Village program is rigorous. A typical week in the life of our residents looks like this:


  • Monday: Education Night
  • Tuesday: Tutoring
  • Wednesday: Community Dinner followed by Program
  • Thursday: Big Brothers/Big Sisters


Additionally, we hold Health Fairs in partnership with United Health, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, along with parenting classes, financial workshops, and more. The Village’s Computer Bar, Gym, and support staff are
available to residents 24/7.




Who can apply to live at McAuley Village?

 Any single mother over the age of 20 and who has children under the age of ten and is homeless may apply for residency.


How much is the rent?

Rent is subsidized by Rhode Island Housing’s RoadHome program. Residents must pay 30 percent of their total monthly income (FIP, employment, SSI, DSI, child support, etc.), and there is a minimum rent of $50. All utilities are included.


How can I apply?

The application process begins with an interested mother attending an orientation.  This hour-long meeting is held every other Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. at McAuley Village. Those interested are asked to call to confirm meeting dates and to advise if an interpreter is needed. The Resident Service Coordinator will explain eligibility requirements and the program, and an application will be given out at that time.


How long do I have to wait?

The waiting time for an apartment is usually 6 months to a year.  In order to be placed on the waiting list, an applicant must submit a complete application including all paperwork.  Please note, that not all applicants are accepted into the program.  Placement in the Village is determined by the final interview.


What kind of help can I get while living at the Village?

McAuley Village offers an all-inclusive support network. Case management of each resident includes a multi-disciplinary team. This team includes: the Resident Services Coordinator, the Housing Advocate who assists with finding permanent housing, and Financial Counselors. The Village also offers support through a youth enrichment program, mentoring, tutoring, mother’s helpers, and a licensed year-round Child Care Center for children ages 18-months to 6-years-old (DHS subsidy accepted). Additionally, we are home to an Educational Coordinator who helps moms and children with their education, and a nurse. We also offer referrals to state and local offices, and to nonprofit agencies providing educational, employment, health, counseling, housing, and other services.



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McAuley Ministries

622 Elmwood Ave

Providence, RI 02907

Tel: 401-941-9013

Fax: 401-941-6862

The McAuley Village program is rigorous. A typical week in the life of our residents looks like this: