Homeless Legal Clinic
RI Coalition for the Homeless

Program Description

The Homeless Legal Clinic (HLC) was established in the Spring of 1990 in an effort to address the legal needs of homeless people in Rhode Island. The HLC relies on volunteers to provide legal services to the homeless without charge. The objective of the HLC is to serve in an outreach capacity by seeking out homeless and at risk clients at RI shelters. The HLC can provide direct legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney or may be unable to travel to a legal assistance office, are unaware such services exist or may be apprehensive about visiting a lawyer's office.

Legal Clinics are currently held at Amos House and Crossroads in Providence. There are also legal clinics at the Harrington Hall men's shelter in Cranston and the WARM Center in Westerly.


  • Housing, Social Security
  • Medical Assistance
  • Veterans' issues
  • Family Independence Program
  • Court procedures
  • Bankruptcy and identification issues
  • Food stamp benefits
  • Unemployment appeals
  • General public assistance
  • Expungement


  • Clinics are open to all individuals who are either homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

Contact Info

Homeless Legal Clinic

1070 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

About RI Coalition for the Homeless

Mission: The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is organized to promote and preserve the dignity and quality of life for men, women, and children by pursuing comprehensive and cooperative solutions to the problems of ... MORE