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Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

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220 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI 02907-1435

About Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Services include: Adult education and training, unaccompanied youth, employment services, refugee resettlement, translation and interpretation, ESL and GED classes, work training programs, citizenship and immigration, and more.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing innovative wraparound services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers. A non-profit 501(c)(3), Dorcas International offers adult education, language learning, job training, citizenship and immigration services, refugee resettlement, translation and interpreting, clothing and household needs, and more.

Our organization has taken different shapes during the last 100+ years of service, but our commitment and dedication to the individuals, families and community we serve remains the steadfast.

Mission

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island empowers individuals and families, especially immigrants, refugees and the underserved, to become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our diverse community through innovative programs and advocacy that promote education, training, and cultural understanding.

Vision

To welcome all who are working to overcome cultural, educational, economic, and language barriers and to empower all to achieve self-sufficiency and actively participate in our community.

Approach

We provide client-centered services, advocacy and opportunities based on our expertise in family literacy and adult education, employment services, refugee resettlement, translating and interpreting, citizenship and immigration services, and more.

Commitment

We are committed to building on the diversity and strength of the people we serve as an investment in a stronger and more connected community.

North Campus:  220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907-1435

South Campus: 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907-1435

For translation and interpretation services, visit https://www.diiri.org/what-we-do/translation-interpretation/ or email translationRI@pinpointlanguage.com. Website is available in multiple languages: choose “Accessibility Options” at top right of page, then select language.