The Basic Center Program (BCP) offers up to 21 days of emergency shelter with a host home in the community and professional, personalized support to meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth. The program serves youth ages 18-24. The Center works to reunite young people with their families safely or locate appropriate alternative housing and provides food, clothing, and access to medical care; individual, group, and family counseling; crisis intervention; and aftercare resources.
Our host homes are a team of families and individuals who are invested in helping end youth homelessness in Rhode Island. BCP staff provide host homes training on how to best assist youth with the challenges they face as well as continuous on-call crisis support. For more information on host home eligibility and how you can help, please reach out to (401) 648-1887.