The NUMBERS in RHODE ISLAND as of January 2021.

  • 325 unsheltered individuals are living on the streets, in cars, in encampments, or other spaces not meant for human habitation
  • 40 encampments throughout the state are being called “home” by many of those we serve
  • 146 shelter beds have been removed from the emergency shelter system due to physical distancing requirements while the demand for individual emergency shelter has quadrupled
  • 100 individuals will be provided with a safer, more dignified alternative to emergency shelter along with access to a variety of supportive services to achieve permanent housing

How will we make this happen? Drawing on years of experience providing diverse, innovative, and person-centered programing to serve homeless individuals in Rhode Island, House of Hope presents ECHO Village or Emergency COVID Housing Opportunities. In partnership with Pallet Shelters, a manufacturer based in Washington state, ECHO Village will provide safe shelter along with a variety of case management and supportive services. Join us as we continue to make this goal a reality and continue moving one step closer to our mission where every Rhode Islander has a safe and dignified place to call home.

house of hope cdc

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 and end the personal and social trauma of homelessness. We create affordable housing delivered with life changing services and work with other advocates for policies to ensure that everyone can have a safe, stable home. In 2019, House of Hope CDC served 1,335 individuals and supported 146 in housing . Our team of exceptional case managers provide a host of supportive services to assist our constituents in securing income, health insurance, and most importantly, permanent housing.

"We are ending homelessness."

Thank you to everyone that attended and supported our 30th event! Click here to read the post event press release and see a preview of photos from the event.


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For updated time & location information for our Shower to Empower unit, please click here.

We are excited to announce our new partnership with The Right to Shower

In 2019, The Right to Shower is donating 100% of their profits to mobile shower units - like Shower to Empower - across the country. For more information visit The Right to ShowerTo learn more about our partnership, read the press release here.

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