The Rhode Island Coalition has four main areas of work: policy & advocacy, constituent engagement, systems transformations, and training & support for service providers. You can learn more about our goals and decision making philosophy by reading our strategic plan here.
Policy & Advocacy
Every year, the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless works to develop a platform of General Assembly legislation to promote our mission and goals locally and federally.
Voices of Homelessness | Constituent Engagement
The Voices of Homelessness group is a team of well-versed individuals who have experienced homelessness and are dedicated to education and advocacy. Join the team or book a speaker here.
Coordinated Entry System
CES is the front door to homelessness services. Coordinated entry is a consistent, community wide process to help match those experiencing homelessness to community resources that are the best fit for their situation.
Homeless Management & Information System
HMIS is a computerized data collection tool specifically designed to capture client-level, system-wide information over time on the characteristics and services needs of individuals and families with children experiencing homelessness.
We provide a variety of professional development trainings and educational opportunities to homeless service providers and partners throughout the state on best practices and important policy initiatives.
Donations & Supplies
During the COVID-19 response, the Coalition has been organizing the donations and supplies needed by service providers in order to best support their needs. Learn more about goods you can donate to help here.