Updated September 29 at 2:29pm
Social Welfare
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Homelessness in Rhode Island is on the decline, falling 6.6 percent this year, and 13 percent during the period from 2012 to 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Saying no is tough. That's especially true when those doing the asking are offering help to those less fortunate. But that's exactly what some local nonprofits have to do during the holiday season. "When people ask, we do the best … more
Nonprofits today are trying to thrive in an economic environment that is not optimal. The challenges they face morph every day, requiring nimble responses, reallocated resources and fresh eyes. And more nonprofits – in a very real sense, … more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide Buy Local campaign Nov. 24, four days ahead of Small Business Saturday. more
Updated 2:30 p.m. Despite recent signs of an improved economy, one in eight Rhode Island households lacks adequate food, according to the 2015 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. more
In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. more
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin recently joined 14 other attorneys general urging stronger consumer protections on long-term care facility contracts in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. more
Mission: Historic Fort Adams is operated by the Fort Adams Trust as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to protect and promote the historic places and public spaces at the gateway to Narragansett Bay and Newport. This includes directing and … more
(Updated 12:55 p.m. and 3:39 p.m.) New Bedford and Fall River mayors are being asked by Massachusetts health care workers, labor leaders and social justice advocates to hold additional meetings about the proposed merger between Southcoast Health and Care New England. more
1 You were a 2008 corps member in Charlotte, N.C. How can that experience carry over to your role as executive director? One of the most important things my experience as a corps member provided me is a deep belief that all children can … more
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