Tickets for the 30th Anniversary: Celebration of Hope are sold out.  Please contact Melissa Behm at with questions. 

Join House of Hope CDC for its 30th Anniversary: Celebration of Hope on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Squantum Association in East Providence, RI.  This one-time, festive fundraiser will honor the historical and present day successes and people of the organization as it continues its mission to prevent and end homelessness in the state and end the personal and social trauma of homelessness.  Through the creation of affordable housing and other progressive programs, House of Hope delivers life-changing services and advocacy to ensure everyone can have a safe, stable home.

The night will begin with an exclusive pre-event reception at 5:30pm that will delight VIP guests with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails overlooking Narragansett Bay. This reception will feature a can’t-miss performance by local storytelling legend, Len Cabral.

At the Celebration immediately following, guests will enjoy an evening of delicious cuisine and camaraderie paired with an open bar of beer and wine donated by Thorpe’s Wine & Spirits. Three awards will be presented to the following recipients for their outstanding support:

  • Team Williams – Game Changer Award
  • Carol Rooney – Pioneer Award
  • Craig Kaufmann, Catherine May, FNP, and Rahul Vanjani, MD – Heart of Hope Award

All guests will have the unique opportunity to tour Shower to Empower, an innovative mobile unit which provides complimentary showers to Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness as well as case management, medical navigation services, haircuts, and other assistance to help restore dignity to those in need. This unit is just one example of House of Hope’s progressive programs serving over 1,273 individuals experiencing homelessness in 2018 statewide.

Squantum Association has selected House of Hope as a recipient of Squantum Serves, an initiative to provide at-cost services for community organizations in an effort to improve the quality of life in our state. This amazing program enables more dollars from the Celebration to go directly to those in need.

For questions, contact Melissa Behm at or 401-463-3324 x234.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Deborah A. Imondi







Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation

National Grid

Pawtucket Credit Union

Stenhouse Consulting

Rhode Island AFL-CIO


Thorpe’s Wines and Spirits

Webster Bank


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Bradford Soap Works Inc

Cause & Effect, Inc.

City of Providence

Figmints Digital Creative Marketing

GFWC Warwick Women’s Club

Housing Network of Rhode Island

LISC Rhode Island

McGunagle Hentz, PC


Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Newport Restaurant Group

Preservation Society of Newport County

Randall Financial Group, LLC

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

Strategies for Wealth

The Hilb Group

The Murray Family Foundation

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


The Honorable Scott Avedisian

Dave’s Marketplace

HousingWorks RI

Jordan’s Furniture

M. Goldberg Law, LLC

Ocean State Credit Union

Pariseault Builders, Inc.

Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council of the Laborers International Union of North America

Twin River Casino