There will be a press conference about the strain our emergency winter shelter system is facing this Wednesday at 10 AM. It will be held at Harrington Hall, (30 Howard Ave, Building #58, Cranston; in the Pastore Complex). Everyone who can make it is invited to come.
Our annual point-in-time count (a count of everyone in the shelter system or on the street on a given night) revealed that there are over 200 Rhode Islanders on the streets, including women, children, and elders. In addition, our shelters report more people than they have beds for, but many take all those they can.
In the meantime, your help is needed to spread this to as many people as possible, using whatever methods are available; email, social media, conversation if the chance comes up. Your effort is needed to help end chronic homelessness as we know it.
Also, thank you for your effort so far in getting us to 187 signatures at the time of this post!