Agency Profile

Better Lives RI

Providence, United States


We help people better their own lives by providing hope and support for a better tomorrow and food security and homeless services to get through today. Better Lives RI, formerly PICA and the Providence In-town Churches Association, has been serving the needs of low-income and homeless people since 1974. We currently provide services to over 4500 people at our downtown Food Pantry and serve a hot meal to 500+ individuals/families monthly at our downtown community meal site. Our homeless outreach program offers intensive, holistic case management to 150+ unsheltered folks a month. Annually , Better Lives Rhode Island serves 62,000 of our friends and neighbors. Better Lives RI is a non-profit agency whose mission is to offer stability, justice, and hope to those in need through advocacy and direct service. This is accomplished through our three program areas.

Sponsorship in February 2024