Established in 1989, Welcome House of South County (WHSC) is a leading provider of support services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in southern RI. It consists of an emergency shelter, community housing and support services as well as a meal-site serving lunch to the local community.
Compass School Helps expand Welcome House Garden
Friday, July 7, despite a torrential down-pour, four students, led by Kati Maginel, Farm Coordinator with the Compass School, a Charter School in Kingston, along with Welcome House staff and guests helped to expand the Welcome House gardens which provide fresh produce for the community kitchen during the summer months. Planting the herbs, lettuces, squash, beans, and greens were ZuZu Crane, Narragansett HS, Rose Bell, URI, Miranda Forman, East Bay Met School, Jesse Fitzelle-Jones, the Compass School, and Veronica Sweet and Joe Dziobek from Welcome House. The Compass School mission is towards environmental sustainability and social justice — the farmers look forward to continuing to partner with Welcome house to support the kitchen and local foods community. We thank everyone for their contribution in helping Welcome House become more naturally self-sufficient.