June Editorial

Street Sights is not incorporated so we are not under the thumb of state or federal government. We are not aligned with any homeless organization or agency. Our staff is partially comprised of homeless or formerly homeless folks.  We go forward with our objective which is “Shedding light on homelessness in Rhode Island.” Our Mission…

June Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I took a bus across town to go to an AA group last week and I had to walk in the rain too. When I got there it turned out that the group did not meet there anymore. If I can’t trust Street Sights for accurate info, who can I trust? Joey Joey:…

The Dark Side of Crossroads RI

Crossroads Rhode Island is the largest organization in the state serving individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness. With an annual budget of over $10 million, their mission statement is, “to help homeless or at-risk individuals and families secure stable homes” with an emphasis on “Safety, Respect, and Effectiveness,” for clients. Crossroads, according to information…

EMPOWERED EILEEN HAYES

By Tori Weinstein When I think of someone in power, I think of responsibility, knowledge, wisdom, effective communication, and a willingness to make a positive change in society. Some think money is power, while others believe those in power only make decisions to benefit themselves.  These opinions may come from what we see on TV,…

11th Annual Interfaith Poverty Conference

By Ralph Davis Faith leaders, congregation members, and advocacy and service organizations joined together to learn more about poverty issues in Rhode Island and how they can make a difference. Faith leaders from across the state gathered together at the Donovan Dining Center at Rhode Island College on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 for the 11th…

CHURCH BREAKFAST SUSPENDED

Dear friends, The Church of the Master Saturday Community breakfast will end on June 8 for the summer and resume on September 14. We wish you a safe and healthy summer and pray that God will bless you and keep you in His loving care. We look forward to seeing you in September. -Your friends…

PRESS RELEASE FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT GOOD NEIGHBORS

May 3, 2019, East Providence, RI – Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Day Shelter is proud to announce and welcome Ric Wild as the new Executive Director. Ric will be responsible for the day to day operations of the kitchen which served over 29,000 meals last year, the dining room and a weekly…