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Need a Job? Call Us!

Tri-Town Community Action Agency seeks to help applicants get work – and help business owners hire qualified candidates – through its job readiness programs.

Under the supervision of Tri-Town staff, participants complete a 20-hour orientation program, which includes lessons on improving “soft skills,” like work ethic and problem solving; enhancing work readiness; understanding financial literacy; preparing for job interviews; and completing CPR, First Aid, and AED training.

For employers, Tri-Town funds up to 150 hours of paid experience, which can last up to six weeks, depending on the applicant’s schedule.

For more information on Tri-Town’s job readiness and placement programs, call (401) 519-1901.

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Free Tax Prep Online


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 Tri-Town Resource Guide.

Tri-Town 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!

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Tri-Town Offers Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Applicants


JOHNSTON –Tri-Town 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 640 federal and 700 state tax returns for clients, providing help to local families through refunds totaling more than $1 million, an average of almost $2,000 per family,” Tri-Town CEO Joseph DeSantis explained. “And because our program is free, clients also saved an estimated $145,000 for the costs of private tax preparation.”

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 Tri-Town’s VITA program, call (401) 519-1913.


Guide to Tri-Town Community Action Agency Services

Here's a quick guide to the locations of Tri-Town's programs and services in northern Rhode Island. Click on each location to view Google Maps, and on each link to see contact information and descriptions of each program.


- Administration [Finance, Human Resources, IT]
- Health Center including healthcare Navigators
- Head Start main office and classroom




[heating assistance, food bank, shelter assistance, utility support]
[GED, YouthLinks, Drug Abuse Prevention Coalitions]


- Appliance Management Program [AMP] and Weatherization


- Head Start





Tri-Town Community Action Agency  ·  1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919  ·  P: 401-351-2750  ·  F: 401-351-6611
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