Welcome to Washington Park Community Center

Our Building


42 Jillson Street
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 461-6650


News and Openings

We have openings in our Childcare Programs.

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About Us

The Washington Park Citizens' Association is a non-profit organization formed in 1969 to work towards improving the Washington Park neighborhood. The Association is the governing board of the Washington Park Community Center and the Washington Park Children's Shelter.

The Washington Park Community Center, a multipurpose human service agency, offers a variety of programs and social services to the local community. Our licensed childcare programs include Infant/Toddler Daycare, Pre-School, Before & After School programs. These are year round programs, providing a nurturing and educational environment for children who need care while their parents are at work.

The Washington Park Children's Shelter is a temporary home for abused, abandoned or neglected children, ages 0 to 12, in crisis. The shelter provides a safe home-like setting where a child's physical, emotional, educational and recreational needs are met while they are in transition.

The Center and Shelter are funded by various sources including: Department for Children, Youth & Families, Department of Human Services, Department of Education, City of Providence, Community Development Block Grant, Dexter Donation, Rhode Island Foundation and other private donations, grants and fund-raising.
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