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Social Welfare
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Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
As Sojourner House marks its 40th anniversary, the domestic-violence-awareness nonprofit looks ahead to new funding opportunities and extending outreach into more marginalized communities. Executive Director Vanessa Volz attributes the … more
Dr. Angela Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College, recently co-authored a report that found ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft lower the rate of fatal accidents, DUI arrests, disorderly conduct and assaults. … more
When Melanie Bertoldi was young she was a “brownie” in the Girl Scouts organization, an experience that she says opened her eyes to the needs of people around her and gave her hands-on experience addressing those needs. Now an assistant account executive with Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Bertoldi has continued addressing the needs of her community, so much so that she was named an “Outstanding Volunteer” by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Serve Rhode Island for her work with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
Of the more than 203,000 calls for help to United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island in 2015, the United Way of Rhode Island reported 117,334 requests for food assistance – more than any previous year and a 350 percent increase over just five years ago. more
Jane R. Peach has been the co-director of the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland since 2012. She has also served as treasurer. Here she discusses what makes the food pantry services unique. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
As it marks its centennial year, the Rhode Island Foundation reported Friday it awarded a record $41.5 million in grants last year to more than 1,600 nonprofits across the state. more
Meg Wirth was studying deaths related to childbirth in Indonesia when one of her colleagues, an obstetrician, died of childbirth complications at a hospital. She calls the death sobering because it highlights how easily childbirth-related … more
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