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Fri Jun 10 16:33:21 CDT 2016
I would definitely attend such a meeting!
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> On Jun 10, 2016, at 13:29, Gayle Gifford <gayle at ceffect.com> wrote:
> I’m sure that if the neighborhood were interested, we could arrange a community information session at Rochambeau Library with some of the folks who have strong outreach programs to the homeless.
> Diana Burdett, who lives in Summit, is Executive Director of PICA, a really fabulous and grossly underfunded agency (true for all listed below) that has a homeless outreach program that works very hard to help those who are homeless to apply for benefits, have warrants cleared (many of which are for fines they can’t afford to pay), and connect with other services. PICA also runs the largest food pantry in the state (which I first worked with PICA a few years ago they were serving about 250 folks per month. They now serve 12,000) https://www.facebook.com/pvdintownchurches/
> Megan Smith is a fierce advocate and works in outreach for House of Hope CDC. (the organization working with WBNA).
> The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is just up the street at 170 Main Street Pawtucket. Their director is Jim Ryczek.
> If folks would be interested, I am happy to reach out to them. Many of the organizations that serve those who are poor or without a home have been clients of mine .
> Gayle Gifford
> “A 2014 Bankrate survey, echoing the Fed’s data, found that only 38 percent of Americans would cover a $1,000 emergency-room visit or $500 car repair with money they’d saved. Two reports published last year by the Pew Charitable Trusts found, respectively, that 55 percent of households didn’t have enough liquid savings to replace a month’s worth of lost income, and that of the 56 percent of people who said they’d worried about their finances in the previous year, 71 percent were concerned about having enough money to cover everyday expenses. “ http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/
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