Constituent Engagement

The Coalition is dedicated to listening to those with lived expertise and experience during decision making processes and advocacy. The Coalition currently hosts the following constituent centered programs:

Constituent advisory committee

For those with lived experience of homelessness; share your feedback on the homeless response system and help us understand the barriers to constituent involvement. Light refreshments provided.

Voices of homelessness

Voices of Homelessness is a team of Rhode Islanders who have each experienced homelessness and now share their respective stories to raise awareness and advocate for change. 

legal clinic

The Homeless Legal Clinic serves in an outreach capacity by seeking out those experiencing homelessness and at risk clients at RI shelters. The HLC can provide direct legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney or may be unable to travel to a legal assistance office, are unaware such services exist or may be apprehensive about visiting a lawyer's office.

Looking for help?

If you are in need of temporary shelter, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter at 401-277-4316.

If you are looking for other resources, please view our Looking for Help page.

Get involved?

Want to volunteer, share your story, or get involved in Ending Homelessness in Rhode Island, reach out to Melissa Cruz via phone 401-721-5685 ext. 15

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

1070 Main St, Suite 304, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA

(401) 721-5685

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For immediate shelter call our CES help line at 401-277-4316

M – F: 9AM – 9PM

Holidays & Weekends: 2PM – 9PM 

We currently serve the following languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, & Haitian Creole

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call 1-800-494-8100

If it is not safe for you to call, or if you simply don't have the time, please fill out this form and we will call/text/email you back (usually within 2 days)

Please only call or submit your information above.