Legislative Update December 2009
January 6, 2010 - 3:34pm

December 1, 2009

OpenDoors Receives Grant for Expanded Financial Literacy Programming
January 6, 2010 - 3:02pm

Nov. 19: PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Financially struggling Rhode Islanders could get help soon from a $1.6 million grant from United Way of Rhode Island.
The money will help low- and moderate-income residents increase savings, earn more and build assets.

The money will go to nine agencies over the next three years, beginning in January.

Prisons Lack Heroin Addiction Treatment Despite Proven Benefits
December 23, 2009 - 5:01pm

Pharmacological treatment of opiate dependence is a proven intervention, is cost-effective and reduces drug-related disease and reincarceration rates, yet it remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Research from Brown University, the Miriam Hospital and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights has determined that just more than half of all federal and state prison systems offer viable heroin treatments. Details are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Second Chance Bazaar and Family Day
August 9, 2009 - 11:00pm

by Meghan Rondeau

Looking for inexpensive items for yourself or your family?  Try our Bazaar and Family Day!  Our first bazaar was held at our location at 841 Broad Street on August 22.   The bazaar ran from 9:00-3:00pm, and featured a large yardsale, bake sale, food, children’s art table, face painting, raffle, and the music of Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Women’s Support Group. 

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