Office of Homelessness TOP DOWN
in RHODE ISLAND Housing Resources Commission First Step
The Urban League of RI
Rhode Island Coaltion 208 Prairie Ave
for the Homeless
Mathewson Street United
INDIRECT The Overflow DIRECT
Providence Intown Churches Association
Providence Rescue Mission
St. Johns Meal Site
for People Eveywhere Hypotermia Sanctuary
Homeless Peoples Action Committee
Street Sights GRASS ROOTS John Joyce
Working under Stan and other homeless individuals devel-
oping a calendar the features creative writing from people
who are experiencing homelessness in Providence.
Several interviews with Elisabeth Ochs at R.I. Coalition for
the Homeless gave me valuable information and con-
nected me with the other homeless advocacy groups.
-Go to the shelters
-Eat at the soup kitchen.
-Talk to John Joyce HPAC
HPAC + HOPE
ST JOHNS MEAL SITE
-Founded, Organized, and Run by HPAC headed
by John Joyce
-HPAC are all homeless individuals and spend
their days doing outreach for other homeless in
-John has been my main advisor for insights into
the homeless lifestyle.
-HOPE headed by Megan works collaboratively
-Meet the community
-Eat at the soup kitchen
-Spend an evening at the
-Share your experiences
-Learn about others
-Not having an id is the only factor that would
deny you acess to Crossroads Shelter. If the beds
are full you sleep on the floor.
-After 911 it is against the law for shelters to pro-
-You Have to be out by 9 am and checked back in
by 5 pm.
-You have to carry your possessions with you
throughout the day.
-Many choose not to stay at the shelters because it
-If it’s raining you and the contents of your packs
will get wet.
-Between 5 different meal sites in Providence you
can eat three meals a day most days of the week.
Develop a pack system with people
experiencing homelessness that can
make the homeless experience less
difficult. The product must be afford-
able and could create job opportuni-
How could your pack
-Durrable (over packed)
-No weak zippers
-Ability to Add on
-Tall and thin for public
-Potential protection from
RESEARCH + testing
-Local Material Scrap
-Local Manufacturing Cut-off
-Single Use Packageing
Currently Homeless Micro Loan for
Entrepreneurs Production Tools
Sold by Local Social
Local Scrap/Excess Business Venture Production of $1x
Responsible Retail at
$5x over production cost
for Homeless Individuals