Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $75 per person for the Celebration and $100 to include the pre-event reception.  Please click here to purchase tickets online today! The Celebration of Hope will help raise necessary funds as House of Hope brings its effective, life changing programs to those experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island.

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, in Squantum’s historical Club House. 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


Rhode Island Medical Society




Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation

Pawtucket Credit Union


Webster Bank

Thorpe’s Wines and Spirits


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Brown University, The Warren Alpert Medical School

Cause & Effect

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 Harbor Corporation

Preservation Society of Newport County


Bradford Soap

Dave’s Marketplace

HousingWorks RI

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