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A hot plate of dignity with a side order of kindness

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) —  It’s easy to take dining out for granted with the number of choices there are in the area, but for some, going out to eat is neither affordable nor possible. 349 more words


Historic dining car off the skids and on the road to the future

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — It didn’t look like much as it sat covered in a vacant lot, but observers remembered the old dining car after the tarp was pulled off for the first time in a decade. 372 more words


Field Trip on Homelessness

I spent the day taking 30 high school students from Palo Alto around the City and teaching them about homelessness. 511 more words

Annual Interfaith Memorial for our Homeless Dead

Tonight was the Annual Interfaith Memorial for our Homeless Dead. It’s always a powerful experience and a stunning reminder of how many people are needlessly suffering and dying on our streets. 445 more words


Blood on the Sidewalk

We went out on outreach this afternoon to check in with folks. Last night two residents of encampments in the Mission were shot to death. There was still blood on the sidewalk this afternoon. 513 more words


Army veteran, a homeless father of 6 gets help to come home for holidays

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) Not even the Army could prepare Specialist Stephen Hicks for the curveball life threw at him.

He stepped off a bus in Kennedy Plaza, and immediately began counting heads and collecting luggage. 406 more words


Noah's Wish is too big to fit under even the largest Christmas tree

CRANSTON, RI (WPRI) – Getting lost in Providence helped a Cranston kid find a cause that’s brimming with the Christmas spirit.

8-year old Noah Grebstein was with his mom Mindy Mosca last year as they got turned around on Pine Street on their way to see Noah’s grandmother at  Rhode Island Hospital. 521 more words