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R.I. Foundation awards $77,500 for services to LGBTQ communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations $77,500 in total grants to assist their efforts in supporting the Ocean State’s...
EASY TO UNDERSTAND: Amy Qu, a recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate, presents her redesign of the fentanyl test strips as part of the Design Beyond Crisis studio course in May. The redesign is intended to make the strips easier to use for people without training. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Designers try to devise better safe-injection sites

In Providence and Pawtucket, harm-reduction organization Project Weber/RENEW regularly hands out test strips that can detect whether a drug sample contains fentanyl, a highly...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION distributed $550,000 to 17 local nonprofits through its COVID-19 Response Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards additional $550K to 17 nonprofits from COVID-19 Response...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that an additional $550,000 in grants were distributed to 17 nonprofits through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response...

R.I. Foundation awards $53K for services to LGBTQ communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Oct. 8 that it has awarded a total of $53,140 to eight organizations that service Rhode Island’s...

Overdose spike brings URI mobile health clinic to Providence

PROVIDENCE – In response to a surge in overdoses over Thanksgiving week, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is bringing its University of Rhode Island Rhode to...
THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL, will use a $2.5M grant to partner with Project Weber/RENEW to offer substance abuse services to the gay and bisexual black and Latino community. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

The Miriam Hospital gets $2.5M grant for substance abuse treatment for...

PROVIDENCE — The Miriam Hospital will use a recent $2.5 million federal grant to partner with Project Weber/RENEW and the Rhode Island Public Health...

High-risk care requires support for those dispensing care

Colleen Daley Ndoye | Project Weber/Renew executive director Project Weber/Renew’s work is guided by a peer-led model, in which our staff reflects the client population...
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