The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Coalition for the
Homeless is thrilled to announce its selection of Caitlin Frumerie to serve as
the agency's new Executive Director! To help introduce you to our new
director, we are going to be hosting a Meet and Greet event on Wednesday March
28th 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Dorrance (located 60 Dorrance St, Providence,
RI). There is no cost to attend but there will be a cash bar and appetizers. Please
register online by clicking here, if
you'd like to attend. We are also excited to announce that our annual luncheon,
normally held in March, will be moved to early fall! More information will be
forthcoming, so stay tuned!
The Coalition is grateful for the tireless work of its staff,
the board, interim director Bert Cooper, and the search committee for their
efforts in the selection and interview process. With her extensive background
working on homeless programs and dedication to the dream that no man, woman, or
child should find themselves living on the street or in a shelter, we think
Caitlin will be a strong advocate and systems change agent for the issue of
homelessness in Rhode Island!
Although Caitlin was raised in rural Arizona, she calls Rhode
Island her true home and her favorite place on earth! She's lived here over
thirteen years and currently resides in the West Side of Providence. Ms.
Frumerie has a wealth of experience in the homeless services industry and most
recently worked as a Technical Assistance provider for the US Department of
Housing and Urban Development's homeless programs division under the Cloudburst
Group. While there she focused on helping communities with finding effective
and efficient ways to reduce and end homelessness, in addition to providing
subject matter expertise on the Continuum of Care, Homeless Management
Information System (HMIS) and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.
Prior to her work for HUD, she held positions as the Community
Development Director for the City of Providence and homeless shelter program
manager for the State of Rhode Island. She has two bachelor degrees from Roger
Williams University and a masters in Social Work from Boston University. Ms.
Frumerie is also a licensed clinician and can be found working the occasional
night and weekend shift as a social worker in one of our local hospital
Caitlin started her position with the Coalition in late January
and has already hit the ground running! She looks forward to working with you
all and support the most important work of ENDING HOMELESSNESS in Rhode Island!
In closing, the Coalition's Board of Directors is also deeply
thankful for the dedication of our staff and the all our partners who have
stepped up to help RICH over the last year. We are forever indebted to the
staff, volunteers, and partners who carry out our work day to day, including
but not limited to our members, Donna "Dee Dee" Williams, Tory Kern,
Bob Maurice, Don Larsen, Mike Scarlatti, Eric Hirsch, Karen Flora, Michelle
Duso, Kristen Morales, Barbara Freitas, and many more!
Steven M. Miller, Esq.
President, Board of Directors
PS: You can reach Caitlin at Caitlin@rihomeless.org if
you have questions about the Coalition or the event!!