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House of Hope celebrates 25 years of helping local homeless, looks forward to future

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House of Hope Community Development Corporation, along with its Board of Directors, constituents, and supporters, celebrated the organization’s 25th Anniversary on Thursday May 15 at Harbor Lights Marina in Warwick. The event was hosted by Governor Phillip Noel who was honored as the organization’s first Ambassador of Hope and raised $65,000.

The 200 attendees were given the first view of the organization’s new video and logo and learned of the organization’s history in the city of Warwick and as a statewide provider of housing and social services for the homeless. Governor Noel, the keynote speaker, concluded the evening by asking guests to continue to support an organization that is, “saving lives every day.”

“The event was a huge success,” says Jean Johnson, the organization’s Executive Director, who founded the organization in 1989 with founding Board members Carol Rooney and John Rooney.  “Not only was it a good event at a beautiful venue, bIMG_6115ut we were able to raise some much-needed funds to continue to provide the services we do and remain a strong organization.”

Johnson said another goal of the event was to raise awareness about the organization, which has struggled to keep name recognition, especially outside of Warwick.  “We do a lot and have helped so many people. And we’re helping to rebuild the City of Warwick and other neighborhoods across the state. In a lot of ways, we’ve become one of the state’s best-kept secrets. It’s time for us to shine a little.”

Castaway for a Cause

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With Gilligan’s Island playing on the big screen and against the backdrop of the scenic views at the Warwick Country Club, House of Hope Community Development Corporation held a successful annual fundraising event, Castaway for a Cause, on Friday June 14, 2013.  More than 200 guests, many donning their best island attire or even dressed as characters from the show, attended and participated in the silent auction, pick-and-pop raffle, and enjoyed the sounds of New York Minute Band. The event raised a total of $31,000 to support services and housing for homeless men, women and children in the state.


Girls’ Night Out: Fashion with Friends

Please take a moment to check out some pictures from our last fundraising event. Girls Night Out Fashion With Friends! With your help, more then $16,000 was made to support homeless women and supportive job training programs here in RI.

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House of Hope Holds Annual Meeting

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate another successful year of House of Hope CDC!

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Reviver Challenge House of Hope Can Do Crew!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make Reviver Challenge a huge success! An estimated 700 participants came together to walk, run, tackle obstacles and volunteer to coordinate a fun day that raised funds to support House of Hope CDC.

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Providence Sunday Journal, page A4

Sunday June 10, 2012

Social Services Manager Bill Stein tackles the 5-foot wall. Associate Director Monica Spicer prepares for the tires.

2012 USO-themed Beer & Wine Tasting a Huge Success!

March 30, 2012

Friends and supporters gathered for a fun-filled event featuring a home-brew demonstration, Kentish Guard Fife & Drum, and special guest Marilyn Monroe!

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  Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors and guests for making this a memorable evening.


George Galen Wheeler Ribbon Cutting

April 2, 2012

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Warwick’s Mayor Scott Avedisian, Barbara Fields, Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New England Region, and Richard Godfrey, Rhode Island Housing’s Executive Director, joined the House of Hope CDC, Housing Resources Commission (HRC), Corporation for Supportive Housing, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), and other partners to celebrate the completion of five permanent homes for formerly homeless individuals with disabilities.

House of Hope CDC hosts Harrington Hall Services Fair

April 6, 2012  

House of Hope CDC and the Governor’s Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness co-sponsored a Homeless Services Fair on April 6, 2012 at Harrington Hall to link services and referrals to individuals experiencing homelessness. 20 service providers, including state agencies and local non-profits provided services, information and referrals to approximately 75 individuals experiencing or facing homelessness. Special thanks to Hair Cuttery that donated haircuts and grooming and Salvation Army, Breadlines and Hendricken School that donated food for the day. Visit our Facebook Page for more photos from the event.

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