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Stories 

Each person we serve has unique challenges. One of the best ways to impart the importance of our work is to share their inspiring stories.

Join us for Our 30th ShelterWalk

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Help us celebrate 30 years of caring and kindness by joining us at River Island Park on October 13 th at 9:00 AM for our 30 th ShelterWalk. Funds raised will support the Woonsocket Shelter and Homelessness Prevention Programs. And, it's a really great time! ShelterWalk 2018 The Full Story»


Youth Center Kids Build a Boat

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It's amazing what kids can do. The Harbour Youth Center kids took a unique class, learned a lot of skills, and built a boat. And it did float! The Full Story»


Class Prepares Student for New Job

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Because I attended the Administrative Office Management class and applied myself each day in class, it has given me the opportunity to improve my MS Office skills. It prepared me for an office environment. The Full Story»


Renee had a Great Learning Experience with CCA

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Texas is a really big state, so it’s no surprise when Texans walk in with really ambitious plans! Renee had some grand hopes and dreams when she recently moved from the Lone Star State to the Ocean State. Two of these hopes were to complete her high school education and to get some training that would help her achieve economic stability in order to provide a good life for her two little boys. The Full Story»


The Wilson House Anglers

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Counselor, Richard James, took a group of the Wilson House residents on a fishing trip. The Full Story»


Jerry's Story

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My name is Jerry. For me, financial stability had always been non-existent; dead end jobs led to dead end jobs, which ultimately led to debt and evictions. While my debt grew larger, my window for change seemed to be getting smaller; I knew I needed change but did not know the path to take to get there. The Full Story»


Telling Frank's Story

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“I had a very unstable living situation. I was using substances at the time. That was the time I hurt myself, I tried killing myself and was just at a low, low point in my life.” He’s been sober a little over three years now, so his journey has been long and arduous. The Full Story»


Jasmine's Story

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Jasmine Rogers entered the Youth Success program in 2015. She is 18 years old and her son, Xavier is 2 1/2 years old. The Full Story»


Gavin's Story

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One afternoon in September 2010, a young man dressed in Army fatigues who appeared to be 7 feet tall came into The Harbour Youth Center looking for support and a place to be after school. Gavin had been in and out of the DCYF system from the age of 5 and often says that he struggled to know where he belonged and who he could trust. But that has changed. The Full Story»


Deanna's Story

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After working as a CNA and realizing that nursing was not the career choice for me, I felt stuck. I had a medical background and wanted to stay in healthcare, but only had experience as a CNA. Quite honestly, I felt discouraged and did not think there was an educational solution that could work for me. The Full Story»


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PO Box 1700 | Woonsocket, RI | 02895 | Directions
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