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In the News - No Shelter from the Storm

This story occurred far, far below the radar screen of media visibility, even during a time of heightened sensitivity around the fraying safety net for vulnerable populations in Rhode Island.
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In the News - For local doctor, treating homeless patients means addressing the root issues

For a few hours every Monday, Dr. Nithin trades in his medical office at Thundermist Health Center for a small room at the Community Care Alliance Safe Haven Center on Main Street, where homeless individuals and other visitors list their names for a slot on the doctor’s schedule.
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In the News - Can We Have an Honest Conversation?

Benedict F. Lessing, Jr., President/CEO of Community Care Alliance, addressed the Senate Legislative Commission laying it all on the line...
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In the News - Sleep Out to End Homelessness Sets a Record

“As amazing as it is to be in solidarity with so many Rhode Islanders, we shouldn’t have to do this,” said Senator Cynthia Mendes. “We shouldn’t have to be here, we shouldn’t have to demand that the leaders of this state prioritize human life and we demand that they do not allow some people to free...
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In the News - It'll Grab Hold of You and Swallow You

When Danielle Dextradeur arrives to work in the morning, she knows she’s in for a long day. As a peer recovery specialist and team lead at Community Care Alliance’s Safe Haven drop-in center on Main Street, she oversees a space that attracts dozens of visitors every day.
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In the News - Homeless Advocate Say Homeless Crisis is Unprecedented

On any given day, 40 or more people pass through Safe Haven, a drop-in center for homeless individuals at 245 Main St. A majority of those people have issues with addiction or behavioral health, and many have had encounters with police who have no solutions for them, according to Benedict Lessing, ...
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The Rotary Club of Woonsocket Honored for Philanthropy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals honored The Rotary Club of Woonsocket as a Partner in Philanthropy with Community Care Alliance (CCA) at its annual National Philanthropy Day event. CCA nomination was made to members of the Rotary Club of Woonsocket for their tireless efforts and volunt...
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In the News - Woonsocket Center Helps Mothers Recovery From Addiction

The Serenity Center in downtown Woonsocket has seen some of the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses in Rhode Island. The center's services are in high demand, including those for mothers in recovery. Lynn Boucher, a certified peer recovery specialist, helps moms that are struggling ...
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In the News - Slater Hospital Woes Part of Bigger Story of Neglect. The History, and Hope for Change

If Eleanor Slater Hospital were a patient, it would be listed in serious, if not critical, condition. The state-run facility that treats some of the state's most physically and mentally unwell people has been afflicted with leadership mismanagement, questionable monetary practices and alleged patie...
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In the News - 'We can't do this': Staffing Shortage Forces Two Group Homes for the Mentally Ill to close

A long-in-coming staffing crisis forced the closing on Wednesday — at least temporarily — of two privately-run group homes for people with severe mental illnesses who in most cases had come to the homes directly from the state's Eleanor Slater Hospital.
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