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Tri-Town Community Action Agency Head Start is now recruiting!

Head Start is a free program for children from families who meet federal income guidelines – a family of three with annual income of $20,160 would qualify, for example – or other qualifications.

Tri-Town runs Head Start centers at its main office, 1126 Hartford Ave., Johnston; 79 Waterman Ave. and 2204 Mineral Spring Ave. in North Providence; and 185 Main St. in Burrillville. All centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and rated by the Bright Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System.

To start the application process, contact Tri-Town Community Action Head Start at (401) 519-1979 or Barbara Chadwick at bchadwick@tri-town.org


Our Mission

To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.

View the complete list of services and programs, plus contact information, in the Tri-Town Resource Guide.

Tri-Town Community Action Seeking Teachers for Head Start and State-Funded Pre-K Programs



Tri-Town Community Action Agency currently has openings for teachers and teacher aides in our Head Start and new pre-kindergarten programs.

Full application information and instructions are available at the following links, or by visiting the "Listings" tab under "Job Opportunities" above.

Teacher - Basic Head Start (part day, part year, 30 hours per week)



See our list of locations, including Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms, here

Tri-Town Health Center Hosts Story Time in North Providence


Tri-Town Community Action Agency Health Center hosted a story time event for local children at its North Providence location on May 25.

In collaboration with Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Reach Out and Read Rhode Island, the story time event focused on the importance of literacy for young children. 

“Reading to our children is a small task that has a huge impact on their social and emotional development,” said Tri-Town President and CEO Joseph DeSantis.  “We are proud to partner with Reach Out and Read Rhode Island to continue to ensure we get books in the hands of the youngest members of the community.”

Children in attendance were greeted by NHPRI’s “Dr. Care Bear” mascot, and listened to several classic stories read by representatives from NHPRI, Reach Out and Read RI, and Tri-Town Health Center Medical Director Dr. Matt Malek.  

“Young children get so many advantages from having books read to them,” explained Malek. “Language and communication development, logical thinking skills and parent/child bonding all improve when adults read to their kids.”

Tri-Town Community Health Centers have been a supporter of the Reach Out and Read RI program for several years, and offer children a book to take home at their annual well child exams.

"We were honored to host an event like this in collaboration with our partner organizations who share in our commitment to promote literacy, child health and wellness, and family engagement," said Tri-Town Chief Operating Officer Brenda Dowlatshahi. “Their support of community health centers such as Tri-Town enables us to provide exceptional, affordable care to those who otherwise may not have access to quality care.”

WPRI’s The Rhode Show filmed the event for a segment shown on June 1. Each child received a book and bookmark to take home after the event.  

“Story Time at Tri-Town achieved exactly what we were hoping for,” said Brenda Whittle, Vice President for External Affairs at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. “It was a wonderful collaboration among three partners who understand and appreciate how crucial it is to encourage literacy in children as well as to promote that special time when a parent and a child can share a book.”

Tri-Town Health Centers, located at 1126 Hartford Ave., Johnston, and 33 Maple Ave., North Providence, are currently accepting new patients. All insurance plans are accepted, and same-day appointments are available. For more information or to make an appointment at either of the Tri-Town Health Centers, call (401) 519-1940 or visit tri-town.org



Dental Equipment Bid
Tri-Town Community Action Agency is seeking bids for the equipment and furniture necessary to outfit four new dental operatories at its location on 1126 Hartford Avenue. This bid is for equipment costs only, installation will be handled by in house staff. The attached Bidder’s Packet includes all instructions and specifications required to complete a bid. In an effort to keep consistency for all bids received, an official response form has been included with the Packet.

The Bidder’s Packet includes the following:

Instructions: 
Section A: Equipment Specifications 
Section B: Response Form Response form is available in Word format by emailing dbanno@tri-town.org 

Bidders MUST use the response form when submitting a proposal. Bids received that do not utilize the attached form will be considered non responsive and will not be considered. Do not include extraneous materials (brochures, manuals, flyers, etc.). Any material other than the required bid form will be discarded without being read. 

Completed bids must be received before 3:00 pm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Tri-Town Community Action Agency’s main office located at 1126 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Bids may be hand delivered or emailed to dbanno@tri-town.org. Bid must be in hand or received in the email box identified above by the deadline. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that bids are received on time. Delays that occur due to traffic or the Internet will not be considered; therefore, we recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to submit. The official time clock for the deadline is located in the front office of Room 201 at 1126 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. 

Bid Packets are available at 1126 Hartford Avenue or can be downloaded here.

Questions about the bid process or equipment specs may be directed to dbanno@tri- town.org no later than Tuesday, July 26. A response to all questions received will be sent no later than end of day Wednesday, July 27.
Our Mission

To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.

View the complete list of services and programs, plus contact information, in the Tri-Town Resource Guide.

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