Emotional Support Resources

People talk openly about financial and economic problems, but there is little open discussion about the toll financial hardship can take on a person’s health.
 
Financial stress is a leading cause of depression and other significant health issues, both mental and physical.
 
The toll financial stress takes on a person often is not outwardly visible and can silently intensify. If you are suffering, or if you know someone who is suffering, there are people who can help.
 
Financial Services
RI Housing has information regarding prioritizing your debt, as well as contact information for credit counseling. 
 
Counseling Services
Here you will find information about the types of counseling services in Rhode Island, how counseling services help people in different situations, and when you should consider counseling services.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

United Way 2-1-1
Rhode Islanders needing assistance can get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week thanks to United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island. That’s right, one call can connect you to essential community services—everything from finding an after-school program to locating a food bank or accessing a job training program. And 2-1-1 help is available in 175 languages and dialects.
You can speak confidentially with an Information and Referral professional who will assess your needs and then provide you with information regarding which social service provider is most appropriate to handle your issue.

Dial 2-1-1 for information regarding:
basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
health care
child care
counseling
crisis intervention
senior
services/elder care
disability services
job training
transportation
assistance
veterans services
and much more...
 
Federal Employees Services
 
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services include free, voluntary, short-term counseling and referral for various issues affecting employee mental and emotional well-being.