Community Mental Health Centers

What is a Licensed Community Mental Health Center?

Rhode Island has a network of six private, nonprofit licensed community mental health centers, known as CMHCs.

Community Care Alliance (Burrilliville, Cumberland, Lincoln, N. Smithfield, Woonsocket)


East Bay Community Action Program (East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol)


Fellowship Health Resources (statewide)


Gateway (Cranston, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, N. Providence, Scituate, Smithfield)


Gateway (Block Island, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Richmond, Westerly)


Gateway (Pawtucket, Central Falls)


Newport Mental Health (Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton)


The Providence Center (Providence)


Thrive (Coventry, E. Greenwich, W. Greenwich, Warwick, W. Warwick)


Local Assistance

Rhode Island Mental Health Advocate

Megan Clingham, Rhode Island State Mental Health Advocate


The Office of the Mental Health Advocate is an independent state agency staffed by attorneys who provide an array of free legal, investigative, and advocacy services.

Therapist Referral

Zencare is a referral service that can help you find a therapist in the Rhode Island or Boston area.

Interfaith Counseling Center

Dedicated to the concept of mental health counseling that is accessible to all and sensitive to the spiritual, faith, and meaning questions. Not subscribed to any one faith or background, maintaining a mission of accessible, affordable, and sensitive counseling care. Click here to visit their website.

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 offers free, confidential help with housing, food, childcare and many other needs. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here are some ways to get help: Dial 211 on your phone. Text your zip code to 898211. Search for information on the RI Resource Directory, on the 211 sites in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Chat with someone on The Point Gambling Helpline.

Food Assistance

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank includes a network of member agencies that provide food through food pantries and meal sites. Click here for a statewide listing of local agencies that provide food to those in need or call 401-942-6325.


The Rhode Island Coalition on Homelessness provides information regarding housing options and advocates for affordable and permanent housing options at the state and local level. Click here for more information on housing.

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

Assists individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.



Parent Support Network of Rhode Island

"A growing group of family members, youth, and adults who are working together to promote awareness for the safety, health, well-being, and recovery of individuals of all ages who are risk or who have behavioral health challenges."


401-467-6855 OR toll free (800) 483-8844

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Talk and Text Lines

Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

BH Link


BH Link is there for you to get confidential support and get connected to care. For under 18, call 855-KIDLINK 

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends.

Samaritans of RI

Need to talk? (401) 272-4044 or (800) 365-4044

The Samaritans help to reduce the incidents of suicide in Rhode Island through greater access to information and resources. 

NAMI Information Line

(800) 950-NAMI

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1-(800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am.- 6 p.m., EST. Business callers, including those seeking particular NAMI staff members, should call 1 (703)524-7600. NAMI also has a crisis text line. If you need help, text NAMI to 741741. The Crisis Text Line will respond 24/7/365. They will help you get through a difficult time. The Crisis Text Line is free and available to anyone.

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline

(800) 448-3000

The Girls & Boys Town National Hotline is a free hotline available to kids, teens and young adults at any time.

National Youth Crisis Hotline

(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

Crisis Hotline Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.

Other Resources