Amos House Accepting Donations

Earlier this month Governor McKee wisely put Amos House in charge of operating the Cranston Street Warming Station. Check out the Amos House FB page to see what they — with the help of a wonderful gang of volunteers — are getting accomplished over there. Of course donations of money are always welcome, but the organization is also in need of the following practical items:

Amos House is currently operating the Cranston Street Armory Warming Station, where we are providing a warm place, a cot, and 3 meals for folks living outside. Individuals range in age from 19 to 80 years old. We have welcomed more than 100 people each night we have been open.
We are in great need of *new* underwear, sweatpants, sweatshirts, gloves, and hats. Men’s and women’s — all sizes.
Items can be dropped off or shipped to:
460 Pine Street

Providence, RI 02907


The governor has also taken the following steps to address the homelessness problem:

  • Directing over $6 million to bring the statewide shelter bed capacity to more than 1,000 funded beds.
  • Awarded $1.6 million in street outreach initiatives to connect the unsheltered homeless population to services.
  • Making $166 million in funding available to support affordable housing efforts across the state.
  • Directing $9.5 million in federal funds to expand legal services to support low-income households facing housing insecurity. These funds can be used to connect individuals with services like eviction prevention and eviction diversion, mediation between landlords and tenants; case management related to housing stability; housing counseling and fair housing counseling.


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