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Social Welfare
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The number of persons experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island on a single night in January rose by 4.4 percent over the year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
A senior at Central High School in Providence, Jaislene Viñas was named one of five 2016 Rhode Island Bank of America Student Leaders. more
Comprehensive domestic violence prevention agency Sojourner House will host its sixth annual Masquerade Ball at the Providence Biltmore Hotel on Friday, Nov. 18 in support of its Drop-In Resource Center and residential program. more
Alt-Comic Con was hosted by the Providence Community Library on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Mount Pleasant Library, as an opportunity for children and teenagers to rejoice in the excitement surrounding the R.I. Comic Con. more
The Lagoda, the largest ship model in the world, has welcomed visitors to the New Bedford Whaling Museum for 100 years and, on Saturday, Nov. 19, the museum will celebrate its centennial with the dedication of the Bourne Building, which houses the Lagoda. more
This year’s 11th annual Iron Pour fundraiser brought in more than $30,000, the most the event has ever netted. Funds will go to support Steel Yard programs like the Weld to Work job training program, artist residencies and open enrollment class scholarships. more
It's difficult to pinpoint what exactly earned the Pawtucket Red Sox the Providence Business News' Business Excellence Award for Community Involvement for 2016. The ballclub's list of community outreach and charitable fundraising over the past 43 … more
Edward O. "Ned" Handy III has big goals. "To end homelessness. To end hunger. I would like to help the improvement of education," he said. To say that he is involved in a lot of things with those aims in mind is an understatement. … more
Sojourner House was founded in the mid-1970s by Providence residents and Brown University students, recent alumnae and staff members concerned about the prevalence of domestic violence but the lack of community resources available to deal with it. … more
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