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Social Welfare
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(Updated 12:26 p.m.) A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless. more
Rhode Island’s new, integrated eligibility system for health and human services began launching in phases on Sept. 13. more
The debate about what – if anything – should be done to reduce the number of panhandlers downtown intensified as a group of homeless advocates clashed with members of the business community over how to move forward. more
The YWCA Rhode Island released on Monday the list of 13 women it has selected for its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. more
When it comes to happiness, Rhode Islanders are about average, and not hedonistic. more
Jamia R. McDonald will leave her position as acting director of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families, and a national search will be conducted to find a replacement. more
A.T. Cross is making a point for peace with its latest version of a pen built from AK47 parts. more
Providence ended up on the wrong end of WalletHub’s latest listing of the best and worst cities for families. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
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