Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RI Coalition for the Homeless

Hey everyone,

My name is Jessica Knight and I am a volunteer with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. I am here to discuss the importance of homeless prevention and affordable housing issues in Rhode Island.

As you may have read, at the beginning of this winter we had 175 Rhode Islanders sleeping outdoors across the state. You may also be interested to know that:

  • 53% of those who are homeless this year are homeless for the first time
  • 40% of RI’s homeless are families
  • 27% are children
  • 12% are employed

The good news is we can do something to help these people find a safe affordable home!

We are asking for your support! You can make a difference by signing a letter to your local representative and your senator urging them to make affordable housing and homelessness prevention a key issue this legislative session.

Thank you!
Have a great day!

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

Please follow this  LINK and take action. RI Coalition is only asking for 250 signitures. At the moment there are only 18. It takes literally 30 seconds. Lets work together to help end homelessnes.