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In the News - Details still being finalized before Dignity Bus is operational

City Council members passed legislation on Monday exempting the Dignity Bus from city zoning ordinances, one of the last few steps before the bus can open this winter.
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In the News - RI keeps adding shelter space for the homeless, but it's never enough. Why demand grows

What shelter beds? That's what advocates for the homeless, service providers and protesters are asking as cities and towns across the state raid homeless encampments and say that the people being displaced or arrested – whose belongings are often thrown away – have been offered shelter.
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In the News - To Tell the Truth

Strange and stranger. An apparent news blackout surrounding the fact that Gov. Dan McKee and a number of his aides, including Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor, took part on a “tour” of three homeless encampments in Woonsocket on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, was finally broken, following reporting by S...
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In the News - Woonsocket mayor after site visits: Time for new direction on homelessness

Representatives from various social service organizations in the city have had decades to make a dent in the homelessness problem here, says Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, but have proven ineffective.
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On The Public's Radio - A dignity Bus Arrives in Woonsocket RI

Lynn Arditi, from the Public's Radio describes how The Dignity Bus arrived in Woonsocket, the impetus behind this creative solution to keeping homeless individuals safe, and the hope it brings.
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Making Strides Against Homelessness with the Return of ShelterWalk 2023

Community Care Alliance (CCA) invites the public to join in the return of an in-person ShelterWalk on September 30 th beginning at a new location at 800 Clinton Street in Woonsocket at 10:30 AM.
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A Building Named in Honor of Josephine Byrd

On June 27 th , The Woonsocket Hope Building, located at 245 Main Street, was dedicated by Community Care Alliance (CCA) to Josephine Byrd and renamed The Josephine Byrd Community Services Building.
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A forum on factors outside the mind that affect mental health

Community Care Alliance held a mental health panel discussion and luncheon, “Outside Your Head: Promote, Protect, & Restore,” at River Falls Restaurant in Woonsocket on May 17 th to encourage a conversation about new approaches to treating mental health by addressing mental stressors that are not o...
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In the News - Plans in the Works for a Dignity Bus

Pieces are falling into place to bring the first ever “Dignity Bus” to Woonsocket. The custom-fabricated bus will have enough “sleeping pods” to keep 20 people off the street each night as a short-term shelter solution, said Community Care Alliance CEO, Ben Lessing.
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Jessica Jones Honored at General Assembly

Jessica Jones, Certified Peer Recovery Coach, was recognized for her outstanding work in the field of substance use treatment along with three colleagues from across the state.
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