WHAT IS THE VILLAGE?
McAuley Village is a welcoming community for women and children with transformational programs and services that help families recover from the trauma of homelessness and victimization. In partnership with Sojourner House the families benefit from housing stabilization services, expert case management and counseling, training, advocacy, and immigration services. The children of McAuley Village have access to quality daycare on-site, and participate is a wealth of services and activities focused on healthy habits, educational support, enrichment activities, and just plain FUN!
KEY FOCUS OF McAULEY VILLAGE
The McAuley Village program is rigorous as we inspire and equip women to move out of poverty.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEATLH SERVICES
Children’s Friend, the state’s leading provider in quality childcare, offers expert onsite early childhood education including Early Head Start and Head Start programming. Monday – Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM for children 6 weeks to five years old.
ABOUT McAULEY VILLAGE
McAuley Village is a family-building transitional housing program for mothers and their children who were previously homeless. Our program uses innovative and proven models to move families – nearly all who have experienced interpersonal violence – into economic self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Over the past three decades, with our support our Village graduates have secured positions in the medical, dental, childcare and transportation fields. Many have graduated from local colleges and universities including CCRI, RIC, Roger Williams, and Brown University.
Our support does not end once residents transition to permanent housing. We offer ongoing support for education, food, employment, financial, and parenting needs for as long as they need it through our Village Without Walls Program.
Continuing to advance the ideals of Catherine McAuley – and with the generous financial support of foundations, corporations, and donors – we inspire and support mothers to move beyond homelessness and provide the best life possible for her family. Our rigorous program encourages improving education to support employment opportunities, business readiness training, computer and financial literacy, social services, and parenting classes. Children at McAuley Village receive substantial support as well. Our youth receive personalized education support and a wealth of enrichment activities to grow their minds and their life experience.
Families live in a secured building featuring 23 apartments including 2- and 3-bedroom units and have access to an on-site, childcare center, laundromat, and on-site parking. The Village is steps away from a well-maintained park with playgrounds and fields.
The Village program recognizes the unique background and needs of our families. Supportive services are tailored to meet individual needs of each family and may include specialized tutoring in English, help navigating DHS and the public school system, and partnering with DCYF. On-site caseworkers and counselors from our partner, Sojourner House, are regularly present at The Village to assist families. The McAuley Village Program offers a variety of programs specific to children such as on-site childcare, tutoring, reading groups, frequent any day and school vacation fun days, art activities, festive holiday parties, and celebrations. Residents of all ages receive the support they need to thrive and to achieve their very best.
We are proud to say that 90 percent of former residents have not re-entered the homeless system, and have instead moved into stable, sustainable lifestyles. Over the past three decades our Village graduates have become medical assistants, medical technicians, CNAs, nurses, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and school bus drivers. Others have been trained in early childhood education and secured full time employment in childcare centers. Many have graduated from local colleges and universities including CCRI, RIC, Roger Williams, and Brown University.
McAULEY VILLAGE IS HERE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
How to Apply
McAuley Village’s transitional housing program is here for families experiencing homelessness and seeking support for their employment, training, education, and parenting goals.
Qualifications for Applicants include:
- A single mother with children
- Homeless or at the risk of imminent homelessness
- Must be registered in the state CES system. For more information call 401-277-4316
- Has or qualifies for a rental assistance program from a local housing authorities, Sojourner House, Section 8, Rent Relief RI, and other like programs.
- If you are working with Sojourner House you should make them aware of your interest in applying to McAuley Village.
Orientation Meeting Schedule
Those interested should call 401-467-3630 for more information. Or, if you are working with case managers at Sojourner House, ask about the availability of units at McAuley Village. You can reach Sojourner House at 401-861-6191.
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.