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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 South County Community Action Agency Resource Book.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

South County Community Action partners with the RI Dept. of Elderly Affairs and Medicare to help seniors make informed decisions about their health care. Click the link below to view the entire schedule of Open Enrollment events in Rhode Island through Dec. 7, 2015.

Medicare Open Enrollment Events

LiHEAP Location Update

South County Community Action Agency's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LiHEAP] has expanded to 415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown. We will also continue to take applications for LiHEAP at the SCCAA Main Office in Wakefield and at the Community Center, 34 Pond St., Westerly.

For more information, call (401) 789-3016, ext. 2337.

South County Community Action Agency is #DStrong

We are proud to join the many thousands of people around the world who have responded with encouragement for Dorian Murray of Westerly!

See more #DStrong photos on our Facebook page.

South County Community Action Offers Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Applicants

WAKEFIELD – South County Community Action Agency is looking for taxpayers to apply for free tax preparation through the agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance [VITA] program which began Jan. 15.

“Last year,our VITA volunteers prepared more than 500 state tax returns for clients, providing help to local families through refunds totaling nearly $750,000, an average of $1,500 per family,” Tri-Town CEO Joseph DeSantis explained. “And because our program is free, clients also saved an estimated $100,000 for the costs of private tax preparation.”

South County Community Action VITA volunteers are certified by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] to provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to income-qualified individuals, who generally make less than $54,000 in annual income. As a result, many applicants are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC], potentially increasing their tax refund, DeSantis said.

For more information about signing up for South County Community Action’s VITA program, contact Jayme Simone at (401) 789-3016, ext. 2316.

South County Community Action Agency  ·  1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879  ·  P: 401-789-3016  ·  F: 401-515-0139
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