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Stories 

Each person we serve has unique challenges, and we are proud of their successes. One of the best ways to impart the significance of caring for one another is to share our inspiring stories.


The New Normal: LGBTQ+ Youth Living Through COVID-19

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Stump Evans, The Harbour Youth Center Program Manager, was asked to speak at The New Normal: LGBTQ+ Youth Living Through COVID-19, a national conference organized by the Philadelphia Coalition for Queer Justice and Intersectional Equity. The Full Story»


Frontline Worker Spotlight - Linda Harrod

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Finding and supporting people who want to be foster parents is a challenge. It requires an understanding of the child welfare system and empathy for children who, through no fault of their own, are not safe in their own homes. The Full Story»


Frontline Worker Spotlight - Chuck Scullin

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People open up to someone when they have similar experiences. We know this in our own lives. Having common ground and sharing similar backgrounds brings people together. That is the premise behind Peer Recovery Specialists— individuals with lived experience are able to coach someone with a familiarity and understanding that builds trust. Chuck Scullin, Substance Use Specialist, is one of 15 peer ...The Full Story»


Frontline Worker Spotlight - Christa Thomas Sowers

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Every Sunday, including Easter, Christa Thomas-Sowers, Community Outreach Coordinator, connects with people most at-risk by attending the meal program at Bouley Field in Woonsocket. The Full Story»


Frontline Worker Spotlight Ken Matuszek

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“One time, I found someone during a routine home medication outreach who was passed out on the floor. He had septic shock from an infection and was delirious. He wanted me to just leave his medications and go... The Full Story»


This Garden Inspires

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The garden at Jellison House was built by residents and staff to honor the memory of Anthony Petrucci, Sr., a former employee who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. The Full Story»


Fishing with EI Families

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The families even got to keep an old time fishing pole, made from a stick, with hook, bobbin and sinkers attached. It is so wonderful to see kids outside, having fun and families learning new activities they can do together, safely. The Full Story»


Safe Visiting Spaces

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Evergreen Assisted Living staff and clients have had 3 rounds of COVID surveillance tests in June. The Full Story»


Creating Outdoor Moments

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It was a truly a day of community. There was such an air of festivity in the Shelter that day! I t was great to see the residents excited about working together and sharing their food and games with each other. The Full Story»


A Luau Parade Winds Through Woonsocket

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The community expressed an ecstatic response to the beeping and waving, and many kids and adults ran out of their buildings waving and yelling "THANK YOU!" with bright smiles on their faces. The Full Story»


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