Menstrual products to be available at city-owned facilities in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Starting Sat. April 1, menstrual products will be available at city-owned facilities at no cost.

Town officials said they will be available in public restrooms at city hall as well as the police and fire stations.

“I am extremely proud of this new initiative as it will ensure that all individuals who need these products, will have access to them at no cost,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien.

“The installation of these dispensers is just one step towards making Pawtucket a more equitable and inclusive community,” he continued   

The initiative to provide free menstrual products in city-owned buildings was led by former Councilwoman At-Large, Elena Vazquez, and former Public Health and Equity Leader, Elizabeth Moreira. 

The full list of locations where free products will be available is as follows:

  • City Hall bathrooms:
    • All bathrooms
  • Department of Public Works:
    • Carpenter shop bathroom
    • Sanitation bathroom
    • Garage bathroom
    • Highway Department bathroom
    • Parks Department bathroom
    • Public Traffic bathroom
    • Ladies employee bathroom.
  • Daggett Farm:
    • Ladies bathroom
    • Kitchen bathroom
    • Garage bathroom
  • Parks:
    • New Max Reed
    • Pariseau Park (McCoy)
    • Old Max Read (Pleasant St.)
    • Vets Park (Smithfield Ave.)
    • Hank Soars (Prospect St.)
    • McKinnon Alves (Monticello Ave.)
  • Library:
    • Director’s office
    • All ladies bathrooms
    • All kitchen bathrooms
  • Senior Inn:
    • All kitchen bathrooms
    • All ladies bathrooms
    • Break room bathrooms
  • Police:
    • Prosecution bathroom
    • Detective’s Kitchenette Bathroom
    • Chief’s Office bathroom
    • Second floor bathroom
    • Front Kitchenette Bathroom
    • All ladies bathroom
    • Dispatch bathrooms
    • Cell Block ID bathroom
    • Special squad bthroom
  • Police Sub-Station:
    • Second floor ladies locker room
    • Hallway bathroom
  • Fire Station Two:
    • Top floor bathroom
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