Honoring Youth Power and Experience (HYPE)

HYPE supports the youth by building community well-being and advocating for social justice.


Serving Rhode Islanders between the ages of 13 to 24, who do not have stable housing and aren’t in the physical custody of a guardian, our program offers important resources for individuals to get back on track.

A multi-ethnic group of teenagers are outdoors on a cloudy day. They are wearing casual clothing. They are smiling while taking a selfie together.

Breaking Down Barriers

HYPE outreach staff meets youth in-person or virtually, wherever they feel comfortable. We offer immediate basic needs, supplies, and short-term resource navigation support.


We listen to the youth’s goals, explain what resources exist, and break down barriers to get them the housing and community support they need.


Our mission is to increase the youth’s access to safe housing and a supportive community, reducing the rising rate of youth homelessness in Rhode Island, until it no longer exists.


HYPE Services

Support Contact:

Morgan Coombes




  • Re-entry resources for people who were formerly incarcerated
  • Physical/mental healthcare including substance use resources
  • Domestic violence and street violence resources
  • Connecting with community resources


  • Applying for Government Benefits
  • Obtaining Vital Documents
  • Waiting list placement for emergency and long-term housing
  • Job Training
  • GED-prep and college application process
  • Youth Social Supports


  • Basic Needs Supplies
  • Harm Reduction Supplies
  • Bus Passes

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