Resources & Support

Local Rhode Island Resources and Parkinson’s Support Groups

Local Support Groups

Financial Hardship Fund

The APDA Rhode Island Chapter has a limited amount of funds available to assist people with Parkinson’s disease (PWP) who are experiencing financial hardship. This fund is intended to help improve PWP’s quality of life.  To be considered for an award, the applicant must have a diagnosis of PD/Parkinsonism; be experiencing financial difficulties; understand that this award is not intended as an ongoing support fund; complete a post-experience survey; reside in the community, not in a rehabilitation center, long-term care, or skilled nursing facility; and understand that the payment may take at least 30 days to process after the application is approved.  (A detailed list of the eligibility guidelines is on the application.)

Awards are made on a first-come basis and are subject to the approval of an application and the availability of funds. The fund is subject to change or discontinuation with limited notice.

If you have any questions or need assistance exploring additional community resources, APDA RI Chapter at  401-439-8435 or for more information.

Community Grants

APDA RI Chapter also provides funding to support health and wellness initiatives across the state. We fund community programs that are making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.  Our program’s goal is to increase the access to and affordability of Wellness programs, Support Groups and Educational initiatives for people with Parkinson’s Disease within Rhode Island.  These programs may be created by either organizations or individuals.

To obtain a copy of the community grant application, please email

Community Grant applications are accepted two times per year and funds are not retroactive, so please plan accordingly. Grant applications for this year will be due:

January 1, 2024
July 1, 2024


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