Join us for Our 30th ShelterWalk
It’s hard to believe that people have been coming out for ShelterWalk for 30 years! As we support the Woonsocket Shelter by walking our beautiful city streets, we are reminded that there will always be people going through hard times who don’t have a place to live.
In 1988, three men, Paul Dempster, Bruce Daigle, and Rabbi Joel Chernoff had a vision for helping the homeless with more than just a cot and a blanket and opened the Woonsocket Shelter. It’s amazing to think of the difference the shelter made over the years in the lives of countless people who found themselves struggling at the poverty line—sometimes with children to care for.
Today, the Woonsocket Shelter is still providing so much more than just a bed by providing life-skills tools like Money Sense and job training classes, and connecting with services, such as counseling, child development, and after school programs. At any given time, 20 families and 8 single women live at the shelter; and every day we see their hopes come alive. Last year, out of 61 families, 90% achieved their ultimate goal and moved into permanent housing.
Help us celebrate 30 years of caring and kindness by joining us at River Island Park on October 13th at 9:00 AM for our 30th ShelterWalk. Funds raised will support the Community Care Alliance Woonsocket Shelter and Homelessness Prevention Programs. And, it’s a really great time.