Through the three branches of McAuley Ministries we are able to tend to the immediate needs of those who seek our help, as well as advocate for lasting change and support.
A meal site and social service community center. We open our doors at 8am Monday through Friday and welcome guests to join us for a day of food, fellowship, program activities, and much needed social services in a safe and comforting atmosphere.
Safe, affordable, supportive housing for single homeless mothers and their children.
McAuley Village offers comprehensive services, including educational support, housing advocacy, job readiness training, financial literacy, parenting classes, and more.
A volunteer-supported thrift store in Central Falls, at 1286 Broad Street, offering quality used clothing and household goods to those in need. With a welcoming atmosphere, the store preserves the dignity of each person who walks through its doors.
Hospitality, Compassion, and Dignity.
Who We Are
In April 2018, Jim Hummel created this video titled “Rhode Island’s McAuley Ministries Cast Its Net Wide to Help Those in Need” and an accompanying article ran in the Providence Journal.
We are very grateful to Jim Hummel for providing a perfect overview of McAuley Ministries!
In 2013, McAuley House, in partnership with Mary M. Flynn, PhD, RD, L.D.N. launched the Healing Foods Project with the primary goal of combating the diabetes, obesity and heart disease that disproportionately impacts those living in poverty.
The merciful work being done at each ministry is made possible through the hard work of hundreds of volunteers. Read more about how you can help to serve lunch, distribute food and health care items, create merchandise displays, play with children, mentor a young mother, and many other ways that you can make a difference.
Ways to Get Involved
McAuley Ministries is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministries provide the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health services, emotional support and guidance, and respect for the most vulnerable in our community through our core values of Hospitality, Compassion, and Dignity.