Shelters are not a stable option but if you find yourself homeless, most shelters offer a free bed and shower for one night, sometimes multiple nights, but space is limited. If you are homeless and in need of temporary shelter in Rhode Island, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter.
The CES Hotline number is (401) 277-4316. This hotline is operated and managed by Crossroads Rhode Island. CES staff will conduct an assessment and try to locate shelter for you for the night. However, finding a space for you is not guaranteed.