Imagine Providence

Hear the voices of people boldly and creatively tackling social issues in Providence and explore how you can be part of the story.

  • October 22, 2014

    The current campaign by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) to solve chronic homelessness in Rhode Island by 2016 embodies the hard work and determination present in all of RICH's endevours. RICH has helped facilitate innovative initiatives at the state level, including the nation's first Homeless Bill of Rights and hosting candlelit vigils every time a homeless individual dies. Through collaboration and creativity, RICH fuels the fight for housing to leverage tangible change at a fast pace.

    Deputy Director of RICH Karen Jeffries speaks with conviction about the ambitions RICH has for the future of housing in Rhode Island.

    Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
  • September 2, 2014

    For almost 40 years, Sojourner House has been a powerful resource and advocate for victims of abuse in Providence. With weekly support groups in both English and Spanish, available shelter, and comprehensive educational programming, Sojourner House empowers members from the community of any age, race, gender, and culture to recognize and recover from abuse.

    Executive Director Vanessa Volz discusses how it is a safe space for victims of abuse and strives to make Providence a space safe from abuse.

    Sojourner House