Nickerson Community Center
Nickerson is a $2 million dollar nonprofit, multi-faceted social service agency located in the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island. Over its rich 128 years of history, Nickerson House Community Center has benefited and improved the lives of thousands of families and individuals of the Olneyville community and beyond. Nickerson Community Center’s mission statement is to provide comprehensive, high quality programs that will empower and support individuals in need so that they may reach their full potential, enhance their quality of life and the community that surrounds them. As Rhode Island’s oldest nonprofit organization, Nickerson is a highly visible and critical resource for some of the state’s neediest residents. Nickerson provides a multitude of assistance initiatives including childcare for low-income children of working families, after-school programs, transitional housing for homeless veterans, a food and clothing bank, and more. The organization’s admirable history of innovation and support continues to develop to meet the changing needs of Olneyville and the surrounding communities.