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R.I. gets $19M for community health centers, medical research

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Health has awarded $19 million for community health centers and medical research across the state, members of Rhode...
HELPING HAND: Karen Emmes, left, a community outreach specialist for the East Providence Health Equity Zone, passes out supplies during the Touch-a-Truck event in 2022. Funding questions have put the Rhode Island HEZ initiative in doubt. 
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Future of R.I.’s health equity zones unclear amid funding gap

In 2015, Rhode Island pioneered the Health Equity Zone Initiative, a community-focused program meant to help fill gaps in health care. But now the...
A new pilot program recently launched by the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness will help combine supportive housing and wraparound supportive services to reduce persistent homelessness in Rhode Island. Crossroads Rhode Island is one homelessness support nonprofit aiding in the initiative. / COURTESY CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND

Pilot program launched to combat homelessness in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A new pilot program involving multiple local nonprofit organizations, a state health office and consulting firms that combines supportive housing and wraparound...

State awards $5.9M in housing, community development grants

PROVIDENCE – Fourteen local cities and towns received 31 housing and community development grants totaling $5.9 million from the state, Gov. Daniel J. McKee...

R.I. Department of Housing awards $10M to bolster winter homeless services,...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Housing on Wednesday awarded $10 million to 27 organizations to prevent and respond to homelessness through the first...

BankRI’s food drive donates $24K, brings in 2 tons of food...

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island’s annual food drive has brought in more than 4,000 pounds worth of food for local pantries to help address...

Blue Cross certifies 37 new LGBTQ Safe Zones

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has designated an additional 37 health care sites as LGBTQ Safe Zones, certifying that they have...
THE CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION has awarded close to $8 million in grants to 78 local organizations.

Champlin Foundation awards close to $8M in grants to 78 local...

CRANSTON – Seventy-eight local nonprofits across 26 communities received close to $8 million in grants from The Champlin Foundation to help make investments in...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION and state officials on Wednesday announced $11.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act grants were distributed to 149 local organizations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF distributes $11.7M in ARPA grants to address hunger, housing, behavioral...

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Foundation, along with state elected officials, on Wednesday announced at Westbay Community Action that $11.7 million in federal COVID-19...
Rilwan K. Feyisitan Jr.

Feyisitan named new EBCAP CEO and president

RILWAN K. FEYISITAN JR., a former Community Action Partnership of Providence CEO and president, recently was named the new CEO and president of East...
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