Our Board and Members

Board Members

Vanessa Volz, Board President

Executive Director

Sojourner House

Marjorie Cassion, MSW, Board Vice President

Program Coordinator, State of Rhode Island

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Chris Crawford, Board Treasurer

Business Owner, Peacedale,  RI

Alexander Speredelozzi, Board Secretary

Southcoast Health

Arolin Hughes, Board Member

Specialty and Corporate Events

Hillside Country Club


Carolann Morris RN PNP-C, Board Member

Retired Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jim Jahnz, Board Member

Emergency Services Coordinator
Office of Catholic Charities & Social Ministry


Nathan Nagbe-Lathrobe,  Board Member

Assistant Inspector General 

Rhode Island National Guard

Russ Partridge, Board Member

Executive Director
WARM Center

Susan Gunter, Board Member

Consultant, Providence, RI

Travis Escobar, Board Member

Project Manager, Public Policy
United Way of Rhode Island

Interested in Joining our Board?

We are now being accepted applications! Click here to submit!

Not sure what board members do? Click here for a Job Description.

Coalition Members

  • Amos House

  • Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

  • Comprehensive Community Action Program

  • Community Care Alliance

  • Crossroads Rhode Island

  • Diocese of Providence

  • East Bay Coalition for the Homeless

  • Economic Progress Institute

  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

  • Foster Forward

  • Help the Homeless RI

  • House of Hope Community Development Corporation​

  • Lucy's Hearth

  • McAuley Ministries

  • National Alliance of Social Workers

  • Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church

  • Pawtucket Housing Authority

  • PICA

  • Providence Center

  • Providence Community Health Center

  • Providence Public Housing Authority

  • Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Rhode Island Coalition for Children and Families

  • Rhode Island Food Bank

  • Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project (RIHAP)

  • Rhode Island State Council of Churches

  • Shelter Services Inc.

  • Sojourner House

  • Thrive Behavioral Health (formerly Kent Center)

  • Veterans Inc.

  • WARM Center

  • Washington County Coalition for Children

  • Washington Square Services

  • Welcome House of South County

  • Westbay Community Action

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If you are interested in becoming a member or are looking for resources, visit our Member page!

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

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

(401) 721-5685

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We currently serve the following languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, & Haitian Creole

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