house of hope cdc

Homelessness can happen to anyone. All it takes is a catastrophic illness, a loss of income, or a myriad of other unforeseen events. Today there are over 4,000 homeless Rhode Islanders, many who you may recognize as friends, family, or neighbors.

House of Hope Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 in Warwick, Rhode Island, with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the state. We do this in two basic ways: providing affordable housing and by counseling homeless persons to help them overcome the various causes of their homelessness.

“We are ending homelessness.”

Personal Hygiene - New Socks - Underwear Drives are Needed!

House of Hope CDC Needs Your Help!

We are in dire need of personal hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, deodorant,  disposable razors, and shaving cream. Also as winter is on its way we need men’s new underwear, new socks, undershirts, sweatshirts, and hats and gloves. If you can organize a drive to collect these items at your work or civic group please contact Stephen Hartley at or call 401-463-3324 ext 208

Bank of America Grant to Launch Jobs Plan

House of Hope has been awarded the prestigious “Neighborhood Builders” grant by Bank of America, a $200,000 contribution over two years that will jumpstart a food services job-training program at House of Hope’s Harrington Hall shelter in Cranston.

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because of you year in review

2013-2014 Year in review…

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Marion Brooks

Once homeless, a determined mother charts her children’s future.

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Carleton Freese

A cruise director’s journey into homelessness and back.

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Deborah J. Baker

After years on the run, a lawn to mow, a garden to weed.

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