About Us

Incorporated in 1992, Jammat (pronounced Jah-Maht) Housing and Community Development Corporation (JHCDC) is a 501(C)(3), non-profit corporation. We are a community-based, minority owned and operated company. JHCDC fulfills the vision of the Wallace Bey and the late Robert W. Lewis, Jr., who originally incorporated the company. The mission of the agency is to develop and operate programs that substantially improve the quality of life for the residents of the State of Rhode Island. To that end, our programs include educational and supportive services such as childcare, residential care for juveniles, recreational offerings and educational opportunities. This agency operates several different community based programs, including Turning The Corner group homes, The Elmwood Community School and Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center.

Our agency currently serves the entire State of Rhode Island with programs operating in the City of Providence, Warwick and Pawtucket. Our target population is low-to- moderate income individuals and families. We offer a varying range of services at no charge to the clients we serve. Our Corporation has been fully committed to improve the quality of life of the clients we serve as well as our employees. Our corporate motto is “People Making A Difference.” We believe by investing the proper resources in people, we can help them make a difference in the communities in which they serve. We also believe that all people have an intrinsic value that can be and should be cultivated, in order to help them become the best persons they can be, despite whatever historical odds they may have faced.

Our workforce as well as our clients represent a very diverse ethnic population. We are proud of our ability to bring persons of varying backgrounds together to work for the greater good. Our corporate offices are located at 801 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 27119, Providence, RI 02907. Our business hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Our Executive Director is Elaine Lewis, She can be reached at E.Lewis@jhcdc.org

Jammat Housing and Community Development Corporation, 801 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
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Jammat Housing and Community Development Corporation

801 Elmwood Avenue,
Providence, RI 02907

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 27119
Providence, RI 02907

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,
Mondays through Fridays