RI Homeless Bill of Rights Defense Committee holds event to highlight need for increased safety
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RI Homeless Bill of Rights Defense Committee holds event to highlight need for increased safety


(DURA TIGHT) (BY) THIS NOONTIME, ADVOCATES FOR PEOPLE IN PROVIDENCE WHO ARE HOMELESS — ARE CALLING ON THE CITY AND STATE TO PROVIDE MORE PROTECTION AND MORE RESOURCES. IT COMES IN THE WAKE OF THIS ATTACK BACK IN JANUARY. A COLLEGE STUDENT WAS CHARGED WITH STABBING A WOMAN IN THE ARM, AT ONE IN THE MORNING — WHILE THE WOMAN WAS SLEEPING IN THE PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL BETWEEN KENNEDY PLAZA AND WATERPLACE PARK. THE WOMAN HAS BEEN RECOVERING FROM SURGERY. TODAY, THE “RHODE ISLAND HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEE” — SAID IT’S HARD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET HELP UNDER THE CURRENT SITUATION. “Our state system of coordinated entry to shelter… while designed to streamline connections to beds and services is overwhelmed and backlogged We hope that what we’ve discussed today can be the start of a conversation about how we as a city and state can make meaningful changes that positively impact the lives of people experiencing homelessness.” (BY) WE’LL HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THE CALL FOR MORE SUPPORT — TONIGHT ON EYEWITNESS NEWS STARTING LIVE AT

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