Dr. James P. Wickstrom, D. Litt.
Rhode Island Homeless Face Fending For Themselves In Bitter Cold Winter As Shelters Close To Breaking Point
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – After 24 consecutive months of rising demand for shelter beds, advocates say urgent action is needed to prevent the homeless from being left to fend for themselves in the bitter cold this winter.
“We may be close to breaking point,” said Jim Ryczek, executive director for the Rhode Island Coalition of the Homeless. “If we don’t get more beds soon, we’re going to be in trouble.”“There’s no work to be had and believe me I’ve tried to find it,”
“All of our shelters are overflowing,” said Johnson. “We need to do something or I’m afraid we may see men freeze to death in the winter months.” CONTINUE