About McAuley Ministries

McAuley Ministries is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community and located in Providence, Rhode Island.

The organization’s ministries provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health services, emotional support and guidance to the most vulnerable in Rhode Island. Its core values are hospitality, compassion, and dignity.

McAuley House was opened in 1975 by the Sisters of Mercy as a meal site, house of hospitality and outreach center, feeding and nurturing the homeless and poor in South Providence. Today, McAuley House serves up to 300 hot and nutritious lunches daily, as well as providing breakfast and a take-away supper. All who come are served; no one is turned away.

McAuley Village was created in 1990 to serve homeless mothers and their children in a 24-month transitional life-building program. Located in South Providence, The Village provides education, employment, personal, healthy living and family building skills. The program was developed so that upon completion, resident families will have become self-sufficient and able to maintain permanent housing. McAuley Village houses 23 families in a safe and secure living environment.

The Warde-robe is a retail thrift store that opened in 1996 and serves the working poor in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Quality, gently-used clothing and small household items are sold at modest prices and presented in a pleasant and dignified manner. All of the Warde-robe’s retail sales directly benefit the ministries of McAuley Ministries.

To learn more about these ministries, and McAuley Ministries as a whole, please visit McAuleyRI.org.