Each tax season, Federal Hill House leads a coalition of agencies to offer the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. VITA is a FREE, confidential, and IRS certified tax preparation program for families and individuals earning less than $55,000/year. VITA ensures participants receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and can maximize their credits in their tax returns to the IRS.
To guarantee you can file your taxes quickly and correctly, make sure you bring the following:
* Social Security cards or ITIN documentation for YOU and ALL of your dependents on the return
* Proof of Identification
* Date of birth of all family members on the return
* For direct deposit of your tax return refund, bring a check and/or savings account number with bank routing number
* All 2017 W2's, 1099's, and/or all tax documentation you receive
* All child care related expenses for 2017
From January to April 2018, Federal Hill House will have IRS-trained staff to prepare taxes.
The VITA program is held at our main location, 9 Courtland Street, and the hours are:
* Monday and Wednesday - 9:00am to 1:00pm
* Tuesday and Thursday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
* Saturdays - 9:00am to 2:00pm
For more information about the VITA program, please contact Roshni Darnal at 401-421-1095.
Federal Hill House's Early Learning Center serves children 18 months - 5 years old. There are three classrooms: Toddler (18 months - 3 years), Pre-School (3 - 4 years old), and Pre-K (4 - 5 years old) and two playgrounds. FHH's Early Learning Center has a 3-star rating from BrightStars and is recognized for its innovative curriculum tailored to meet the needs of young children. FHH accepts private pay and DHS (Department of Human Services) subsidies. The hours for the Early Learning Center are Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 6:00pm.
For more information or to register your child please call 401-421-4722 and ask for Jaime Ellis, ELC Director and Education Coordinator.
Federal Hill House is a multifaceted service organization offering programs in five main categories: Early Learning & School Age Child Care, Senior Services, Child & Family Development, Financial Literacy, and Food Pantry/Basic Needs.
Federal Hill House runs several programs for seniors including daily meals, via Meals on Wheels, health, wellness, and recreational activities and volunteer opportunities throughout the community.
The Senior Meals Program is offered daily and includes transportation to and from Federal Hill House, a healthy, well-balanced 3-course hot lunch, and various fun activities. Seniors in our program regularly socialize and organize field trips to local restaurants and other businesses. For more information about this program, please call Sandra Blackmon at (401) 421-4722.
Federal Hill House also offers several opportunities to volunteer within the community, including two Senior CorpsPrograms for seniors ages 55 and above. Our Foster Grandparent (FGP) Program provides opportunities for seniors to volunteer at local community centers, day cares, schools, and other designated sites to assist children in need. Income-eligible FGP participants receive a stipend for their timeand have the chance to attend free, informational lunches and other activities that provide resources and recognize them for their service. For more information about the Foster Grandparent Program, please contact Yaradenise Lorenzo at (401) 421-1095.
Our RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) links seniors with volunteer opportunities including income tax preparation for low income community members, teaching computer literacy classes, serving senior meals and serving food pantry clients, and tutoring young people across the metro Providence area. For more information or to join RSVP, please contact Roshni Darnal at 401-421-1095.
Finally, Federal Hill House offers evidence-based health and wellness workshops through its Living Well Rhode Island program. Free workshops include Chronic Disease Self Management, Chronic Pain Self Management, a Matter of Balance (fall prevention) and Tai Chi Quan for those who are seeking to better maintain and stay informed about theirhealth, as well as be their own best advocates with medical professionals and their caregivers. The workshops are given through a peer-to-peer model, so participants learn from those managing the same health concerns. Visit Own Your Health RI for more information. If you are interesting in coaching a workshop or would like to enroll in the program, please contact Allison Mahoney at 401-421-1095.
Federal Hill House's School Age Program serves children ages 5 - 12 years old. The School Age child care program offers before and after school programming that engages children with enrichment activities, homework assistance, arts and crafts, and outdoor play. We provide transportation for children enrolled in our program to and from Federal Hill House and their respective schools. Children are also fed breakfast and snacks after school. We partner with Community MusicWorks to offer daily orchestra and music lessons.
The School Age Program hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 6 p.m. We are open all day during school vacation days and offer a Summer Camp program for children that includes field trips, educational projects, and outdoor fun with their friends. For more information or to register your child, please call (401) 421-4722 and ask For Danielle Walsh, School Age Program Coordinator.
Federal Hill House offers two home visiting and playgroup programs for families with young children.
The Parents-As-Teachers (PAT) Program promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. Parents learn about early childhood development and the important role they play as their child's first teachers. The PAT program engages parents during the critical time of their child's early formative years (ages 0-4), as well as offers information to detect developmental delays, health issues, and prevent neglect. Parent peer educators visit families with young children to provide resources and support, and lead monthly playgroups where parents can connect with their peers. The program is available in both English and Spanish.
For more information about Federal Hill House's PAT Program, please contact Yuberka Jiminez at 401-421-1095.
Federal Hill House is also proud to participate in Providence Talks, a free early intervention program that seeks to develop young children's vocabulary and language skills in low-income households. Home visitors provide weekly educational activities for families in either individual or group settings.
For more information about Providence Talks, please contact Catherine Dugan at (401) 660-5587.
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Federal Hill House's basic needs program and food pantries provide for basic and emergency needs to individuals and families including: food, toiletries, and funeral assistance. We also provide referrals to support housing, homelessness, utility, and prescription drug assistance.
Our FHH food pantry is located at 35 Swiss Street, in Providence, and is open:
* Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10am to 12pm; 1:30pm to 4pm
* Tuesday and Thursday - 1:30pm to 4pm
The Olneyville Food Center is located at 261 Manton Ave, in Providence, and is open:
* Tuesday through Friday - 9am to 1pm
Federal Hill House partners with WIC and St. Joseph's Health Center, on the southside of Providence, to offer fresh produce and other food items on every 4th Thursday from 12pm to 1:30. St Joseph's address is 21 Peace Street, off Broad Street.
For more information about the food pantry or other assistance, please contact Sharron Johnson at (401) 421-1095.