Local & Regional Shelters

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Hurricane Shelter

A shelter is a place to go if you can't stay at home or with a relative or friend.  The Red Cross operates the public regional shelter.  Medical care may not always be available.  Shelters may have food, but if you have special dietary needs, you may wish to provide your own.
  • No drugs, alcohol, weapons, or pets are permitted.
  • Smoking – Use of all tobacco products, matches, or lighters inside the shelter is prohibited.
  • Children – Parents are responsible for keeping track of and controlling the actions of their children. Do not leave children unattended.
  • Personal belongings – Shelter staff cannot assume responsibility for belongings. Lock valuables in your car, out of sight, or keep valuables with you.
  • Residents leaving the shelter for any period of time must sign out and sign in at the registration area.
  • Keep your areas clean. Help clean up of other areas when possible.
  • Be respectful and courteous to others at all times. Loud, boisterous and disruptive behavior is not permitted.
  • Immediately report all health or safety concerns to shelter staff.


Building Name



Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School

 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown RI 02842


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Animal Shelter

The Potter League for Animals     87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842   (401) 846-8276 or 846-0592

* The Animal Shelter has a limited amount of space