Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) provides a structured opportunity for students to work with homeless populations and to engage in related advocacy efforts. In HOPE, Brown students engage in direct service at meal sites, shelters, and street outreach as a way to understand and build solidarity with the homeless community in Providence. Ultimately, the goal of HOPE is to have students collaborate with community leaders of the Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project and the Rhode Island Coalition on policy and legislative efforts. At all levels of work - from direct service to community organizing and legislative advocacy - HOPE works to end homelessness in Rhode Island.
Stories from Swearer Sparks:
- "Fighting Homelessness with Homes Not Laws" by Allison Woodworth '16.5
- "Demanding Change" by Jana Foxe '16
- "A Home of One's Own" by Hannah Cole '16
- "Hope Not Lost" (audio) by Storyteller for Good Isabel DeBre '18
BELOW: A video feature on homelessness in Rhode Island by the Providence Journal.