Welcome to the WARM Center

The WARM Center is a comprehensive social services agency providing professional and compassionate wraparound programming for those in need in southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.

Pass the Guitar BENEFIT

FEATURING OVER 20 LOCAL ARTISTS! 2 pm, Sunday, February 18 at Christ Church. $10 admission. All proceeds benefit WARM.

2018 WARM Gala

12th Annual Penguin Plunge

May 5, 2018. Rescheduled from New Year’s Day. The Andrea, Misquamicut Beach!! Click “Read More” below for the new details!

Programs & Services

Emergency Shelter

The WARM Shelter is a 19-bed facility designed to help homeless men and women who suffer from a variety of circumstances. While staying at the Shelter residents must remain alcohol and drug free, follow house rules, meet with their peers and staff.

Community Outreach

WARM offers case management to families and individuals in southern Rhode Island who are in crisis. They  receive guidance in accessing services, or funds for their particular situation, such as assistance with rent, utilities, or prescription costs.

Anita’s Kitchen

The kitchen at WARM serves nearly 100 meals every day … over 35,000 in the last year alone. Lunch is served 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm daily, and dinner is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm daily, at 54 Spruce Street, near UBS and Immaculate Conception Church 

Anita’s Kitchen

The Attire for Hire is a clothing program with a mission to provide low-income individuals and community members with work-appropriate clothing (including shoes, coats and accessories) for going on job interviews, beginning employment, etc..

Harvest Homes

Harvest Homes is a program designed to provide homeless families with shelter while promoting self-sufficiency and giving them hope for a safer, healthier future. We operate thirteen remote residential apartments designed for Harvest Homes. 

Summer Lunches

Our Children’s Summer Lunch Program prepares and delivers bagged lunches to children in Washington County who benefit from the program.  Over 4,200 nutritious lunches were served in Summer 2017 to local children! How many next summer? We’ll find out!

Supportive Homes

WARM Supportive Homes provides permanent housing to six disabled individuals and two families with disabled adult members. WARM Supportive Homes features a safe, supportive environment, frequent social interaction, and thorough case management.  

Street Outreach

The Warm Center’s Homeless Street Outreach Case Management Program is available to assist those in need of basic comfort and safety items, as well as case management services to individuals currently sleeping outside and homeless.  

Creating Miracles, Changing Lives


What started out as a soup kitchen and emergency shelter in the heart of Westerly nearly three decades ago has evolved into a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that this year will serve more than 2,300 people. The WARM Center has expanded to serve not only those in Westerly, but also surrounding communities in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut. In this August 2016 video, Rhode Island Spotlight host Jim Hummel sits down with Russ Partridge, WARM’s executive director, and two people who say WARM saved their lives – literally.

Rhode Island Spotlight highlights community heroes and heroic organizations. Visit them and browse the archive at http://www.rhodeislandspotlight.org. 


I've had my ups and downs but the one BIG lesson I learned at the WARM Center was there are still good people out in the world that care. NEVER give up on people because there are good and caring people. Most of all, I want to say thank you to the staff for being there and listening and putting me back on the right road.


Former resident of the women's dormitory

WARM was there for my family at a very tough time. They provided a place to live and great advice. Today, I'm working and we've moved into a place of our own. I'll be grateful to WARM forever.


Former Harvest Homes resident

I'm on a fixed income. My finances are so tight that there isn't a lot left over for food. When I go to WARM for dinner, I know I'm going to get at least one good, hot meal. Which is usually all I need.


Frequent diner at Anita's Kitchen

A few years back everything crashed in on us at one time: an unexpected medical bill, a car repair, reduced hours at work. Another agency referred us to WARM. Noella was able to help us get our rent paid so we wouldn't lose our apartment. WARM was a lifesaver! Thanks you, WARM Center.

Cindy & Donny

Recipients of assistance through Community Outreach

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