No one understands homelessness and how to end it better than those who have lived through it themselves. 

Formerly known as StoryPower (and before that, the Speaker’s Bureau), 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. 


Speakers share their stories in many venues: in the classroom and legislative hearings, at rallies and panel discussions, at community events and more. Voices of Homelessness leaders raise awareness and build the public will for change that’s critical in building the political will we need to get things done. They are the leaders of our movement to end homelessness in RI: when they speak, people listen. 

Would you like to schedule a speaking engagement with Voices of Homelessness? Click here to request a booking, or email Shirley Jones:

This was a very powerful experience for our students and our community and I look forward to working with Voices of Homelessness again in the future. Elizabeth Wessman, Monsignor Clarke Middle School

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

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

(401) 721-5685

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