NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

Street Address:
719 Front St, Suite 103
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Phone: 401-762-0993
Fax: 401-769-1010

Joseph Garlick, Executive Director

Contact Name: Joseph Garlick
Phone: 401-762-0993x221
Fax: 401-769-1010

Staff Size: Full Time: 15 

WNDC has been restoring abandoned houses, building new homes, and revitalizing neighborhoods to improve the quality of life in Woonsocket, Rhode Island since 1987. Since the organization's early days thirty two homes and two hundred and thirty two apartments have been completed, most of these since 1994. Over three hundred families and individuals have been directly served by WNDC's programs and projects.

Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation [WNDC] is a nonprofit community development corporation committed to rebuilding neighborhoods and communities. We have focused our efforts on developing quality affordable housing to serve as a catalyst to transform communities and help families build better lives. However, we realize that housing alone is not enough to build better neighborhoods and lives, so, we collaborate, roll up our sleeves and work with partners to also provide safe, violence free streets, access to jobs and economic opportunity, quality affordable childcare and afterschool programs, and responsive and effective government, education, social and cultural institutions.

Total Operating Expense (9/30/2009): $1,688,484

Lines of Business
  • Asset and Property Management

  • Community Building and Organizing

  • Home Ownership Promotion Services

  • Real Estate Development

  • National NeighborWorks ® Programs
  • National Homeownership Programs
  • NeighborWorks Community Building and Organizing
  • NeighborWorks Rural Initiative

  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Provided 140 families with pre- and post- purchase housing counseling.
  • Rehabilitated or repaired 3 rental or owner occupied units (1-4 units).
  • Assisted 46 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, downpayment, closing cost or financing assistance.
  • Owned or managed 233 rental units.
  • Invested $9,542 in the community through Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corp.'s revolving loan fund, which leveraged $9,846,770 from conventional lenders and other sources.
  • Total direct investment in the community is $9,856,312.

  • Additional Accomplishments
    Date Additional Accomplishment
    7/13/2010 _

    Community Services

  • Community Building

  •  Leadership Training

  • Family Health Programs

  •  Afterschool/Tutoring Programs

  •  Job Training / Youth Employment Project

  • Financial Planning and Assistance

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Training

  • Green Building and Home Improvement

  •  Lead Poison Prevention

  • Housing Programs and Home Ownership Counseling

  •  HomeBuyers Club

  •  Housing for Handicapped

  • Board of Directors
    NameBoard Role/TitleSectorCompany/OrganizationJob Title
    Monique AustinBoard MemberResident  
    Geraldine Barclay-KingBoard MemberResident  
    Nancy BenoitBoard Vice ChairOther  
    N. David BouleyBoard MemberLocal Government  
    George CostaBoard MemberState Government  
    James CrissafulliBoard TreasurerBusiness  
    Emma DandyBoard SecretaryResident  
    Rev. Charles FinneganBoard MemberOther  
    Nancy GiambussoBoard PresidentResident  
    Richard KyteBoard MemberBusiness  
    Nancy ParadeeBoard MemberNon-Profit Institution  
    Josie RemillardBoard MemberResident  
    Wanda TurgeonBoard MemberResident  

    About the NeighborWorks ® Network

    The NeighborWorks® network is a nationwide network of more than 250 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.

    NeighborWorks ® America Contact Information
    District:  New England
    Name:  Frances Cinicola
    Phone:  617-585-5027
    Fax:  617-450-0427