Between the pandemic, skyrocketing costs and a lack of affordable housing, homelessness is a rapidly growing problem in Rhode Island.

Crossroads Rhode Island estimates that more than 4,000 men, women and children experience homelessness in the state each year.

But, thanks to the work of organizations like Crossroads and Amos House – there’s hope.

In this 12 on 12 Digital Original, we explore what’s being done not just to get people housed, but help them get back on their feet and find a home.

Watch: Finding Home

Need Help?

A variety of resources are available in Rhode Island, whether you’re homeless or at risk of becoming so:

For help finding housing or emergency shelter: Call (401) 277-4316 or visit the R.I. Coalition to End Homelessness website.

FULL LIST: Homeless shelters in Rhode Island »

In addition to housing, Amos House and Crossroads help people with basic needs like food and health care, and also offer education and employment assistance programs.

Contact Amos House: (401) 272-0220, ext. 201, or email

Contact Crossroads RI: (401) 521-2255 or email

If you are experiencing an immediate emergency, call 911.

How You Can Help

Whether it’s money, goods, or your time, donations go a long way in supporting nonprofits’ mission to help the homeless. Amos House and Crossroads offer different ways you can give:


Reporter – Adriana Rozas Rivera
Photographers/Editors – Joshua Wheeler, Nick Blair
Executive Producers – Shaun Towne, Jen Quinn
Graphic Designer – Matthew Buteau
Special Thanks – Michaela Burns, Lee Dooley, Susan Tracy-Durant, Karen Rezendes

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