Here at House of Hope Community Development Corporation, we have served the homeless population throughout Rhode Island for almost 30 years by creating affordable housing and providing services such as case management, showers, haircuts and medical navigation services. It is because of our track record in ending homelessness throughout the state of Rhode Island, we are sharing an exciting opportunity with you.             Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors, we are excited to announce the 2019 Spring into Hope matching campaign. All donations received from now through June 30th will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.             By making a donation to the Spring into Hope campaign, not only will your donation be matched, but you are personally helping us in our effort to end homelessness and bring life changing services to those experiencing homelessness. To make a donation today, click the donate button in the upper right hand corner of the...

ReMARKable Music Room Dedicated

A room where people who are homeless can listen to music, learn instruments and practice and play together was dedicated July 16 by House of Hope Community Development Corporation in memory of a Rhode Island man who died last year while he was homeless in San Francisco. Mark Goldstein was 28 when he died of the physical effects of alcoholism. But his parents, Donna and Richard Goldstein, proposed creation of the music room to honor the aspects of his life that brought him and others joy. “Today is a day of celebration,” said Donna Goldstein who taught for many years at the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, during the half-hour-long ceremony. “Today is a day to celebrate the important and deserving people who will play and enjoy music here and reconnect with their community.” Her husband, Dr. Richard Goldstein, a retired a mathematics professor at Providence College, said that he hoped that those who come to the music room will “experience the happiness that Mark felt when he played music.” Named the “ReMARKable Music Room and Resource Center,” the room is located at House of Hope’s headquarters complex at 3190 Post Rd., Warwick, in a storefront that formerly was the site of the Boutique store, which sold goods made by House of Hope’s clients and closed earlier this year. The event was attended by about 50 people, many of them the relatives and friends of Mark Goldstein and who were among 69 donors who contributed nearly $9,000 through an Internet fundraising site to establish the room and support House of Hope’s goal of ending chronic homelessness in Rhode...