Statement from Sojourner House’s Executive Director regarding Thursday’s domestic homicide in Woonsocket

“We are saddened to learn of the recent domestic homicide in Woonsocket, a community dear to our hearts that we’ve served for decades. We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones. Domestic violence affects not just romantic partners, but also families, and is experienced by every gender and every age. In addition to…

Sojourner House’s First-Ever Virtual Masquerade Ball Raises over $100,000 for Victims of Abuse in Rhode Island

[Providence, RI] Sojourner House, the largest and most comprehensive anti-violence agency serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Rhode Island, hosted its first-ever virtual fundraising event on Friday November 13, 2020 with its 10th annual Masquerade Ball. Over 200 people registered and nearly 100 viewing devices joined live to celebrate the Ball’s…

Department of Justice Awards Sojourner House $550,000 for Transitional Housing Assistance

September 9, 2020, Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE – United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman today announced the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded Sojourner House $550,000 to fund a Transitional Housing Program. The Transitional Housing Program provides aid to victims of domestic violence, dating…

Women’s Policy Institute Inducts 15 Women Into Class of 2020

August 13, 2020, GoLocalProv Business Team The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island has announced its selection of 15 women for its 2020-2021 Women’s Policy Institute (WPI).  “The newest class of WPI fellows were chosen for their commitment to creating a Rhode Island where all citizens have equitable opportunity to thrive,” said Kelly Nevins, Executive Director…

Sojourner House Receives Half-Million Federal Grant to Provide Transitional Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking

August 6, 2020 | Sojourner House Newsletter Sojourner House, a comprehensive anti-violence agency serving Rhode Island, announced today that it received a $499,998 grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to provide transitional housing and supportive services to victims of human trafficking in Rhode Island. The funding will be provided over a…

Home but not alone: A coronavirus diary | Entry 23: Kindness in the time of COVID

July 19, 2020 | Vanessa Lillie, The Providence Journal I was the annoying person with a zillion packages in the post office line. A woman and her adorable son were at the window next to me. She only spoke Spanish and was using the translation function on Google to explain that she needed a post…

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund awards grants to help nonprofits take on the COVID-19 crisis in Providence’s Black community

July 15, 2020 | Chris Barnett, The Rhode Island Foundation Prompted by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Providence’s Black community, the Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded grants to four community-led organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic. “It is well documented that our Black community has been…

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. names 5 more LGBTQ Safe Zones

July 5, 2020 | Elizabeth Graham, Providence Business News PROVIDENCE – Five Providence-based health care providers and community organizations have earned designation as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island LGBTQ Safe Zones. The groups join more than two dozen others that have been certified by Blue Cross as Safe Zones since 2016. Click here to…

6 local boutiques to help freshen up your summer wardrobe

June 30, 2020 | Isabelle Paquette, Rhode Island Monthly While it may be easy to shop online for all your new summer outfits, the benefit of shopping local is what you don’t see on your screen. This list is a great place to start to find something original, unusual and perhaps never-before-seen on anyone else. Plus, what’s better than…