Reflecting God’s love in response to our neighborhood’s diverse needs, South Providence Neighborhood Matters provides services and opportunities that encourage self-worth and build a safe and just community of caring, respect and cooperation.

South Providence Neighborhood Matters is an ecumenical, multi-service neighborhood center. It was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization in 1988 but had operated out of Calvary Baptist Church as an outreach program for many years before then.



Thanks to the hard work of our staff, volunteers and other supporters across Rhode Island, below are some of our major accomplishments last year.

Direct Services

  • We distributed 467,055 pounds of food to 7,671 families (28,642 people) in need. An additional 10,771 families received bread and produce.
  • We gave Thanksgiving food baskets to over 450 low-income families.
  • We provided diapers to 470 infants
  • We helped 18 families with rental and utility assistance and numerous other individuals and families set up manageable payment plans with utility companies.
  • We provided 400 families (including 1,500+ kids) with toys, hats, mittens and socks last winter through our Santa’s Workshop.
  • Over 750 referrals were made to other social service agencies

Louie’s Place Youth Program

  • We helped 100% of our students improve their reading levels and 96% improve their math levels.
  • We provided all of our students with bullying- and conflict-resolution training through our ReThink It team.
  • We enabled 92% of our children to receive at least one nutritional hot meal on weekdays through SPNM’s Supper Program.
  • We provided over 100 children with a fun, educational and enriching summer camp experience.
  • 25 teens contributed 400 volunteer hours to our summer camp.
  • We helped 100 volunteers complete over 10,000 hours of community service at SPNM.



747 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907-1601