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The majority of Rhode Island's homeless population is made up of the working poor. For them, an unexpected bill, illness or job loss is all it takes to tumble into homelessness.
A smaller number are chronically homeless individuals. These individuals typically suffer from multiple mental or physical disabilities and require intensive intervention and ongoing support.
Fortunately, given an adequate supply of affordable housing and appropriate support, more than 90% of those who experience homelessness in Rhode Island each year ultimately achieve self-sufficiency and never become homeless again.
Check out the donor-supported programs and services we offer to help those in need overcome their homelessness.
Each year, about 4,000 men, women and children experience homelessness in Rhode Island.
Crossroads provides housing and housing-related services to over 3,000 people each year.
The amount of rental assistance distributed by Crossroads in 2020 for individuals & families in need of COVID relief dollars.
The number of individuals living on the street increased an alarming 52% during COVID-19.
In 2020, over 700 households found or maintained their housing during the height of the pandemic thanks to generous donor support.
The number of people who found employment in 2020 through Crossroads’ Education & Employment program.
Given an adequate supply of affordable housing and appropriate support, more than 90% of those who experience homelessness each year ultimately achieve self-sufficiency and never become homeless again.
Crossroads operates 5 housing-focused emergency shelters statewide to be meet our clients diverse needs.
Crossroads owns over 370 residences statewide.
Crossroads strives to move clients out of shelter and into permanent affordable housing within 30 days. Due to the shortage of affordable housing, some may stay for 60-90 days.
The amount that Crossroads needs to raise each year from local businesses, private foundations and generous individual donors.
89% of every dollar raised goes toward providing housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Nearly 11% Rhode Islanders lived in poverty in 2020.
For just $15,000 per household, Crossroads can provide high-needs individuals and families with a place to call home and the services necessary to keep them housed.
Through the Coordinated Entry System, 30% of families in need were diverted from shelter and found safe housing solutions in 2020.