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Social Welfare
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As we near our 50th anniversary, I reflect on the humble beginnings of Providence Community Health Centers. It was a very turbulent time in our country, and members of the community wanted to bring good health care to inner-city residents. … more
Sojourner House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency primarily serving clients in Providence and northern Rhode Island, has enlarged its mission to include victims and survivors of sexual assault. more
Meeting Street raised more than $1 million at an annual telethon that coincided with celebration of its 70th year in fostering child development, education, research and training. Held Jan. 30 and broadcast by WPRI 12, the record-breaking four-hour telethon surpassed last year’s event by more than $215,000, reaching a total of $1,078,520. more
Kennedy Plaza often has a lot going on there, which is one of its strengths, and one of its greatest challenges. "There's always been this struggle. There's a lot that goes on in here. From a pedestrian standpoint, from a vehicular … more
Problem: With one of the highest violent crime rates in the state, according to FBI statistics, the Central Falls Working Cities team has identified Sylvian Street as the epicenter of such problems. Absentee landlords, migratory tenants and a … more
A Roger Williams University professor and two members of the Class of 2014 plan to bring aid to Haitian victims of recent Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, according to a news release issued by the school last week. more
AIDS Care Ocean State is hosting its first-ever Monster Ball and Costume Contest on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Omni Providence Hotel. more
Sixty trees were planted along Providence’s Adelaide Avenue and on the site of the former Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co. in the city’s Reservoir Triangle by various community members, according to Groundwork Providence. more
Breast surgeon Dr. Christine Emmick served as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s keynote speaker. In an interview with PBN, she discusses the American Cancer Society’s work and how people can still donate. more
Providence was one of 22 cities that participated in the 33rd annual assessment of hunger and homelessness recently conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors. more
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