We and our many members ran a point-in-time count last night (the count of everyone out on the street and in shelters) and the numbers so far are suggesting that there are more people than in September of last year; a frightening thought as we head into the coldest months and expect for the funds for winter shelters to operate will run out next year. Once again, our system is in crisis.
Join us in calling on Governor Chafee to stop this annual crisis once and for all. Sign this petition, share it with friends on various social media or through email, and tell Governor Chafee that it's not acceptable to allow Rhode Islanders to die on the streets. The state has a plan, but it needs to be backed up by our leaders.
We can end homelessness as we know it in Rhode Island. But we need your help.