What are Social Services?

House of Hope CDC’s social service team helps thousands of homeless and at risk members of the community each year.

We provide long term individualized counseling and case management for our residents and a wide range of crisis interventions for people who call us directly or have found their way to our doorstep.

The following is a list of services we provide.

  • Mental Health Counseling*
  • Substance Abuse Counseling*
  • Domestic Violence Counseling*
  • Budget Counseling*
Please note that House of Hope CDC’s social service staff are educated and trained to provide counseling and clinical services. However, we are committed to acting in partnership with our community providers, offering a holistic and coordinated continuum of care for our residents.
  • Health Care referrals
  • Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Detox Referrals
  • Onsite legal clinic
  • Onsite wellness clinic*
  • Flu shots*
  • SSI application assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Birth Certificates and ID’s
  • Benefits analysis and application assistance
  • Emergency assistance referrals for utilities, rent, security deposits, food, employment readiness, assistance with resumes and applications, Assistance with bus passes, Riptix, and Transvan applications*
  • Computer training
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household items
  • Holiday baskets*
  • Client advocacy

*Service for persons in our programs

Social Services helped Carleton

Carleton grew up in Rhode Island and studied music at URI. After school he had a successful career in entertainment. By 2002 he was making good money and saving for retirement. The onset of an inherited disease attacking his heart disrupts his plans for the future. He lost his job, insurance, and eventually his apartment before more diagnoses reveal cancer, diabetes, and the looming necessity of a heart transplant. Two huge factors stand between Carleton and his new heart: cancer and the lack of a stable home.

House of Hope worked with Carleton and offered him an apartment in the Fran Conway House. This stable home allowed him to be able to get the treatments he needed and saved his life. After overcoming cancer and moving into his apartment, Carleton was able to get his heart transplant.

Today, Carleton enjoys using his gift for public speaking to raise awareness about homelessness in Rhode Island. He speaks for Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and shares House of Hope’s goal to end homelessness in Rhode Island.