December Editorial

Tis the season to be wanting. I want to see my kids; it has been way too long. I want to sleep on a bed; not on a mat in this shelter. I want a job. I want to have people respect me and not treat me as though I am a petulant child. I…

CALMING THE FEARS BY LENDING AN EAR

By Rachel Gold Crystal Crossen has dreams. She wants to buy an apartment building to provide temporary, comfortable, free housing to people who are homeless; a place that says, “Take six months and get back on your feet.” She wants to establish a peer respite in Rhode Island where people with mental illness can reset….

DRIVEN TO HELP OTHERS

By Connor Wilke Meet Joel! (he prefers it pronounced, Jo-L) Joel has overcome a tough upbringing and a handful of later challenges to become a powerful force for good in his community. And he is just getting started. Joel grew up in Pawtucket, and was exposed to gang violence and drug dealing at a very…

Letters To The Editor:

Dear Editor:  I gave a friend from out of town a copy of your paper because it has all of the meal sites and food pantries listed. I never noticed until my friend pointed out that there as no addresses for the places? Even I don’t know where some of the places are. D Knotts…

SHOWER TO EMPOWER NOW HAS 2 LOCATIONS!

· HOT SHOWERS · HAIRCUTS · OUTREACH CASE MANAGEMENT · MEDICAL NAVIGATION SERVICES   MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 9AM-11AM 59 CENTRAL STREET, PROVIDENCE (BEHIND 341 BROAD ST MCDONALDS) TUESDAY  9AM-11AM 40 CANDACE ST, PROVIDENCE (PCHC CAPITOL HILL)

Crossroads Donation From Amazon

By Peder Schaefer Crossroads Rhode Island has won a $5 million grant from an organization started by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. In a tweet, Crossroads said “Grateful to announce that we are among the first organizations to receive an award from the #BezosDayOne Families Fund to work to end homelessness for RI families!…

RICH Members and Friends—We need your input!

From Caitlin Frumerie, LCSW Executive Director I’m excited to announce the beginning of our Strategic Planning Process! To make this as effective and impactful as possible, we will be seeking input from RICH members and stakeholders at two upcoming events:  · Wednesday January 16th 10am-12pm @ United Methodist Church East Greenwich, 1558 South County Trail,…