The Welcome House of South County provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to families and individuals in…More need both at their beds in the North Road facility and in transitional housing spread out nearby. Those in need of housing are allowed up to two years within the confines of Welcome House transitional housing programs. In addition to sheltering the needy, the House on North Road also operates a soup kitchen Monday through Friday from 12pm - 1pm.
Narragansett Affordable Housing Corporation 25 5th Ave, Narragansett, RI02882 Narragansett Affordable Housing Corporation is a housing authority based in Narragansett. It offers house subsidizing…More and affordable housing services, including supporting, developing, owning and leasing affordable housing for families and individuals. The organization is a nonprofit and offers programs for rentals, home loan repair and housing information. Visit Narragansett Affordable Housing Corporation's website for more information on the organization and call, fax or e-mail with any questions, comments and concerns. Walk-ins are welcome.
Benjamin Moore -- The Color House 603 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI02879 If you are visiting The Color House to scope out options for your next painting project, plan on spending more time…More than you originally intended. The atmosphere inside is so welcoming, colorful and full of options, you'll likely have a hard time leaving. With a large worktable, bookshelves of catalogs, friendly and helpful staff, free in-store color consultations, and even an interior decorator available by appointment, The Color House provides a one-stop shopping experience.
URI Alumni Center 73 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI02881 URI Alumni Center is part of the University of Rhode Island. The three-story alumni center is a…More 21,000-square-foot building featuring a stone fireplace, a 900-square-foot lounge and meeting and reception space. It's a welcoming space for alumni and houses offices for Alumni Association and Advancement staff members.
Birdwatchers NatureView 484 Main St, Wakefield, RI02879 Nature lovers will feel right at home in this Main Street store, specializing in wild bird feed, innovative bird houses…More and all the amenities for nature-watching. A large selection of bincolulars and lenses sit on display, and telescopes bring space a little closer to home. Windchimes, welcome plaques and other outdoors-themed knickknacks line the shelves and walls, as well as T-shirts, old-fashioned and new weather instruments and greeting cards. Don't forget to say hello to the resident cats and bird.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd was given new life with the completion of its new sanctuary in 2009. The…More chapel feels like a large living room, complete with high wooden ceilings, lots of windows and chairs.
Good Shepherd has a choir, a youth group and a prayer fellowship. Church members are active in supporting local charities, such as the Jonnycake Center, the Welcome House and the Domestic Violence Resource Center.
Founded in 1950, Christ the King Church serves thousands of families from South Kingstown and beyond. Located just…More off the URI campus, the church features a vibrant, active and involved congregation that works in partnership with the university. During the week the church's parking lot is used by commuting URI students, and on the weekend the church operates its Sunday schools at URI facilities.
The church also supports the Domestic Violence Resource Center and the Welcome House, offering material goods like home-made blankets and personnel to help cook in the soup kitchen.
The historic South County Museum was founded in 1933 in a barn in Wickford, North Kingstown. It then moved to…More the Knight Farm on Scrabbletown Road finally moving to its current location on Canonchet Farm in 1984 due to the expansion of Route 4.
Owned by the Town of Narragansett, this 174-acre property was once home to the 12th Governor of Rhode Island, Col. William Sprague. Rich in history from 1695 - 1950, there are seven exhibit buildings to explore at the museum. The Metz Building is the largest exhibit facility showcasing the msueum's Victorian Kitchen, the Maritime Exhibit and the General Store.
The Carpentry Shop houses a great collection of old tools and old-fashioned power tools. There is also the Robinson Family Cemetery on property, one of Rhode Island's historical cemeteries where Governor William Robinson rests.
Walk inside the museum's 19th Century One-Room Schoolhouse and you'll be transported back through time to days when old, one-piece wooden desks and slate chalkboards welcomed the children. As you wander the property you will be surrounded by lush flower and herb gardens. During the spring, watch the sheep get shorn on its living history farm. The Blacksmith Shop reveals tools and artifacts such as horseshoes that are on display and the Print Shop is both an exhibit and the home of Museum Press, which uses 19th- and 20th-century letterpress technology to produce posters and flyers for the museum.
With more than 20,000 items in its many historical collections, the South County Museum will offer you and your family hours of fascinating learning on grounds that are authentically reflective of the Victorian Era.
The South County Museum is seasonal, with admission to the general public from May through September.