Our partners are critical to the success of the CABHI project, after all, it is a "cooperative" agreement to benefit homeless individuals with the focus on collaboration. We are pleased to be working with:
BHDDH secured the funding for CABHI and is the chief administrator for the project. The mission of BHDDH is to serve Rhode Islanders who live with mental illness, substance use disorder and/or a developmental disability by maintaining a system of high quality, safe, affordable and coordinated care across the spectrum of behavioral health care services. To promote the health, safety and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by developing policies and programs that address the issues of mental illness, addiction, recovery and community support.
Amos House is a leading nonprofit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island. They work in collaboration with other agencies and groups to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty. They are particularly committed to reducing recidivism and helping people who battle with addiction. Amos House manages the largest soup kitchen in the state, providing social services to over 15,000 people a year and housing nearly 165 men, women and children a night. More than 500 adults have graduated from their training programs.
Community Care Alliance (CCA) was established in 2014 through the merger of NRI Community Services and Family Resources Community Action. The two Woonsocket-based nonprofits united to create a comprehensive multi-service agency that better addresses the needs in the community. Community Care Alliance has over 125 years of experience—a long history of working to strengthen families, individuals and the community. CCA's goal is to empower people challenged by economic insecurity, mental illness and addictions, housing issues, and other trauma-related concerns. They provide counseling, treatment and support services; food, shelter and housing; programs to assist with self-sufficiency such as employment, financial literacy and vocational training; and support for self-help.
The mission of Crossroads RI is to to help homeless or at-risk individuals and families secure stable homes. Founded in 1894 as Travelers Aid of Rhode Island, their original goal was to assist people who came to Providence in search of work, many of whom were young women. Since then, Crossroads RI has evolved to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in our state. Today, Crossroads offers much more than a place to sleep.In addition to shelter and basic needs, they offer hundreds of affordable housing units for families and individuals, comprehensive case management, education and employment services and 24-hour/7 day a week emergency services.
House of Hope Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 in Warwick, Rhode Island, with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the state and end the personal and social trauma of homelessness. House of Hope creates affordable housing delivered with life changing services and work with other advocates for policies to ensure that everyone can have a safe, stable home. This year House of Hope CDC will serve 700+ individuals. Their team of exceptional social workers provide a host of supportive services to assist our shelter guests in securing income, health insurance, and most importantly, permanent housing.
Founded in 1964, Newport County Community Mental Health Center provides trauma informed evidence-based services to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are experiencing problems with mental illness, substance abuse or stress in their lives that would benefit from counseling and other behavioral health services and supports. Their person-centered recovery approach to care offers individuals a chance to achieve a better quality of life and recovery from emotional illness.
PICA (formerly Providence In-Town Churches Association) has been serving the needs of low-income and homeless people since 1974. They currently provide services to over over 9,000 people at two locations through their Downtown Food Pantry, serving over 6200 (unduplicated) people each month. PICA is the largest provider of food security in the state through their two food pantries, feeding 50% of all people accessing food pantries in Providence and are the only agency downtown offering intensive, holistic case management on a walk-in basis to the homeless population. PICA is a non-profit agency whose mission is to offer stability, justice, and hope to those in need through advocacy and direct service.
The Providence Center is at the forefront of innovative approaches to behavioral health care designed to meet the changing needs of the more than 13,000 Rhode Islanders it serves each year. Since The Providence Center opened its doors in 1969, it has been a community resource, providing people from all walks of life with mental health and substance use services in their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Through over 40 programs and wraparound services, including food and housing, job training, legal services, primary health care and wellness activities, The Providence Center is committed to meeting the community’s needs. In December 2014, The Providence Center became an affiliate of the Care New England Health System.