Collaborations Within The Space

Collaborations Within The Space

Several of our initiatives are undertaken in partnership with other established organizations. Our goal is to maximize the usefulness of the Mathewson Street Church building to meet the needs of the downcity Providence community.

The Avenue Concept

Develops sustainable Avenues that support Public Art. Funded and maintains the mural on the side of our building.

Family Service of RI

The Afia Center for Health and Wholeness is a program conducted in cooperation with Family Service of RI. They offer a bi-weekly communal meal, food pantry and case management services to those who qualify.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island Mobile Market

FFRI provides access to fresh local produce which 134 Collaborative purchases and distributes during the April through October Harvest season to low income individuals & families.

Legal Clinic*

Local lawyers and Roger Williams University Law School students volunteer their time to offer free legal consultation & assistance on the last Friday of each month from 3 to 6 pm.

Out Loud Theatre

OUT LOUD Theatre is an Ensemble of Theatre Artists based out of Providence, RI. Rooted in immersive storytelling and shoestring innovation, OUT LOUD strives to create visceral and immersive experiences with creative and innovative artists.

Out of School Jam*

A 134 Collaborative program,  Out of School Jam is a series of day long “jam” sessions for school aged and young adolescents ages 7 to 12.  The program builds communication and life skills to encourage healthy decision making and community involvement.  It also provides opportunities to engage in  downtown activities exposing youth to the arts, history & culture of the city.

PICA Community Meal

The Community Meal is made possible through a partnership with PICA. The meal is served every Friday afternoon to low-income and homeless individuals & families.The Community Meal typically serves over 175 hot meals weekly

Providence Fringe Festival

Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, FRINGE PVD is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show.  FringePVD presents a range of high-quality contemporary arts, to encourage Providence’s place as a place for innovation and artistic expression, a true Creative Capital.  The Mathewson Street Theater has been a venue for the Festival held each year in the month of July.

RI Homeless Advocacy Project

We provide space for the RI Homeless Advocacy Project advocacy and constituent meetings. Our building is located close in proximity to Kennedy Plaza & the bus line for easy access for constituents attending the meetings and provides needed space for coming together for planning, supporting and connecting.

RI Organizing Project

A community organization dedicated to promoting justice and the common good. RIOP places a premium on community outreach, leadership development and multi-generational organizing.

RI For Community and Justice

RICJ is a social justice organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education. It is our purpose to transform communities to be more inclusive and just by empowering leaders to make institutional change.

Sojourner House

Provides Rapid HIV Testing on-site on a quarterly basis during the weekly Community Meal.

Tenderloin Opera Company*

A theater training program focusing on the issue of homelessness. Participants include those who are homeless, have experienced homelessness as well as those who are interested/advocates of reducing homelessness (e.g. Brown University students). They meet on a weekly basis during the academic year.

URI Feinstein Hunger Free America

Provides SNAP Outreach once per month on the third Friday from 3 to 6 pm during the weekly Community Meal.

URI Feinstein Campus Urban Arts & Culture Program

Supports and collaborates on arts programming in the building for underserved populations.  The program presents a diverse spectrum of visual and performing arts programming to the community.


In addition to these collaborations, 134 Collaborative provides basic toiletries, used clothing and emergency bus tickets, as available, to those who are homeless, low income or attend programs on site.

*134 Collaborative programs