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Our Mission

At House of Hope we affirm safe, stable housing as a basic human right.

We address the trauma of homelessness by empowering constituents, delivering high impact innovative services, diversifying housing options, and advocating for policies to counter structural inequalities.

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Where We Came From

Since our humble beginnings in 1989, we’ve made it our mission to end homelessness in Rhode Island. Built on grassroots values, we believe in helping our community through programs like PATH Street Outreach, Shower to Empower, and Peer Mentor Employment & Training.

 

More than ever, we are committed to providing safe, stable housing. We’re even creating affordable rental units out of local properties we renovate ourselves.

 

We also focus on individual services. Offering case management and support services to those experiencing chronic homelessness. In our vision, we empower everyone to reach their full potential.

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What Makes Us Different?

A Community Development Corporation, or CDC, is a non-profit organization with a strong focus on supporting the local community.

 

CDCs often develop affordable housing and offer community services to meet the needs of their residents.

 

At House of Hope CDC, we foster personal connections in our community to create change in our neighborhoods. With a diverse staff and a long list of civic interests, we are always working together to end homelessness in our home state.

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Where We’re Going

Now, with over two decades of efforts behind us, we will become Rhode Island’s leading homeless organization.

 

Still, so many exciting services and programs are to come, such as the newly announced ECHO (Emergency Covid Housing Opportunities) Village. Working with other local organizations to improve the lives of our community, we will never stop, until no one in our state has to suffer alone on the streets.

In 30+ years of service to our community, we have been  “home” for thousands of homeless adults and families with children.

Who We Are

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Michael Maynard

President
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Laura Jaworski

Executive Director
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Josh Gorra

Treasurer
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Anita Sowers

Secretary

House of Hope CDC Board Members

Deborah Imondi

Deborah Baker

Wang Sherpa

Patricia Wegrzyn McGreen

Tom Beverly

Nicole Bush

Frederick Cullen

Julia Noguchi

Kenya Fullen

Leo Cepeda

Julie Goulet

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    Community Partnerships – A Team Effort

    House of Hope CDC wishes to acknowledge and thank our community partners.

    Their financial support ensures thousands of Rhode Islanders their own safe warm bed each and every night.

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