Italian Workingmen's Club 947 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI02895 Founded in 1928, the Italian Workingmen's Club has been a cornerstone for the Italian residents of Woonsocket as a place…More to gather and socialize. A non-profit social organization, it is extremely active in the local community and has contributed greatly to education and youth sports. The I.W.C. also boasts a banquet hall that is available for rent for any special occasions.
The mission of SEDC is to promote the evolution of healthy and productive citizens among people with roots in…More Southeast Asia by facilitating their transition to life in America while cultivating their heritage; and to encourage their involvement in the design and implementation of efforts that support economic development, family harmony, and community well-being. The Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians (SEDC-SEA) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and integration of Southeast Asian culture while empowering the community by focusing on equality and self-sufficiency.
Thundermist Health Center 450 Clinton St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Thundermist Health Center is a non-profit, private community health center that offers affordable care to low income…More residents. In 1969 Thundermist started out as a local family planning center, and today the center sees over 24,000 patients a year. It offers services such as: school based health centers; care for the homeless; free immunizations; and a food pantry. Thundermist Health Center works to get proper care for those without insurance and an on-site pharmacy, partnered with CVS Caremark, is also available for patients. Thundermist Health Center is open Monday through Saturday for your convenience.
Located on Main Street in Woonsocket, Action Based Enterprises (ABE) is a non-profit educational and human services…More agency. ABE offers day treatment for students in grades K – 12, community service activities for adjudicated youth, family outreach, mentoring and daycare for developmentally delayed adults. Specifically, ABE is for individuals with substantive behavioral issues who have achieved limited educational, recreational, therapeutic and vocational success.
The diverse team at Action Based Enterprises includes certified special education teachers, a registered nurse, MSW social workers and highly experienced behavioral specialists. ABE’s comprehensive academic program is consistent with school standards set by the Rhode Island Department of Education. ABE also offers a program for 18 to 21 year-old developmentally delayed students seeking transition from high school to adult services. For more information, visit the Website or call the number listed.
St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center is Woonsocket's own Sistine Chapel, with city ancestors looking down from the…More historic walls. Ornate stained glass and fresco paintings cover every wall of the restored building, now run as community-based non-profit.
When the Diocese sold off St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in 2000, former parishioners worked with art lovers to step in and save the building that had been a second home to so many poor French Canadian immigrants since the early 1900s. In the 1940s, an Italian artist, Guido Nincheri, used members of the church as his models to create the largest collection of fresco paintings in North America.
Chairman of the board of directors Wally Rathbun emphasizes his desire to help the city and ensure that the building serves as a resource to its residents. The center, run entirely by volunteers, holds fundraising events throughout the year and every penny not put back into the preservation of the original structure is used to help city residents. The group sponsors a Guardian Angel program to help local students pay for education and donates coats to the needy every winter.
Currently the center is open every Sunday with tours between 1 and 4. They serve dinners and do performances in the former church and in the basement below, which has a full bar (including liquor license) and a stage, complete with a large dressing room. All of the facilities are available for rent, with accommodations for performances, special events, and weddings.