Staff Photo at the state house rally

Any Rhode Islander. Any substance. Anywhere in the state. RICARES helps anyone find, and walk, their path to recovery.

Staff all together

Our Mission

Rhode Island Community for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) is a grassroots recovery effort focused on creating a socially just community for all Rhode Islanders impacted by alcohol and substance use disorders. We approach stigma like a crossroads, with a lens to advocate for change. 

Our Vision 

We see a Rhode Island where recovery is a normal lifestyle, free from stigma. Individuals in recovery are well, find employment of their choice, have income that sustains them and their families, are engaged in caring, healthy relationships, live securely, and participate in the civic life of their communities. 

Our Programs


Accessing evidence-based learning opportunities to better inform people, families, and systems about recovery.

Direct Services & Harm Reduction

There are many pathways to recovery for you to make your own. 

Recovery housing 

When you or a loved one accesses recovery housing, you increase your chances for long term recovery. 


Those with lived experience are the experts to push for systemic change and eliminate barriers to recovery.

Our Current Exhibition at

The Benz Gallery: 

Recovery Housing Quick Links

Certificate Application

File a Grievance

Certified House List

133 Mathewson St.
Providence, RI 02903

Call us: (401) 475-2960