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About Crossroads

Since 1894, we’ve been serving some of the most vulnerable people in our state. Today, we are the largest homeless services organization in Rhode Island.

How We Started

In 1894, we were founded as Travelers Aid of Rhode Island. The goal was to assist people who came to Providence in search of work, many of whom were young women. Since then, we have evolved to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in our state.

In 2004, in order to reflect all the changes that we had made, we changed our name to Crossroads Rhode Island and moved from downtown Providence into the former YMCA building at 160 Broad Street.

Where We Are

Today we are the largest homeless services organization in Rhode Island. We have become much more than a place to sleep. In addition to shelter and basic needs, We offer:

  • Hundreds of affordable housing units for families and individuals
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Education and employment services
  • 24-hour/7 day a week emergency services

read our annual report

Where We’re Going

Our goal is to end homelessness in Rhode Island. This means making the experience of homelessness as temporary as possible by helping families and individuals secure stable homes quickly.

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Percentage of children in Rhode Island who are living in poverty. Homelessness doesn't have to be their future.

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