Providence, RI; On Monday, October 1, 2018
the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless hosts their 30th Anniversary Awards Breakfast. The breakfast is being held at the
Crowne Plaza, in Warwick, RI from 8:30 – 11:00am. Recognizing the Coalition’s
30 years of working to ameliorate homelessness in Rhode Island the theme of
this years’ Awards Program is “Together We Can Change the World.”
The Coalition is thrilled to welcome keynote
speaker Jeff Olivet. Jeff has worked in homelessness,
behavioral, and public health for more than two decades. As a teacher, writer,
and policy leader, he shapes new directions for organizations across the United
States. He has worked as a street outreach worker, case manager, coalition
builder, activist, and trainer, as well as an inspirational writer and speaker.
From 2010 to 2018, he was CEO of the Boston-based Center for Social Innovation,
a dynamic social policy company. Jeff is Principal Investigator on
multiple research studies funded by National Institutes of Health, and he
conceived of and leads the SPARC Initiative (Supporting Partnerships for
Anti-Racist Communities), a multi-city effort to address racial inequity in
homelessness. His blogs and his Changing the Conversation podcast
are followed widely, providing thought leadership for the field. Jeff divides
his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
As part of the Coalition’s 30th anniversary celebration they will be honoring a number of organizers,
educators and community leaders recognizing their work, dedication and
commitment to helping end homelessness in Rhode Island. More information about
the award winners will be released soon.
The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is
organized to promote and preserve the dignity and quality of life for men,
women, and children by pursuing comprehensive and cooperative solutions to the
problems of housing and homelessness. They accomplish this through advocacy,
education, collaboration, technical assistance, and selected direct services to
homeless individuals and families.
The Coalition envisions a State of Rhode Island
that refuses to let any man, woman, or child be homeless. For more information
about the Coalition follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rihomeless