Crossroads Rhode Island http://ripr.org en A Growing Number of RI’s Homeless Population Is Elderly http://ripr.org/post/growing-number-ri-s-homeless-population-elderly <p>A new report finds Rhode Island’s aging homeless population is growing rapidly.&nbsp; According to Crossroads Rhode Island, the number of aging homeless adults increased 34 percent between 2010 and 2012, whereas total homelessness increased only ten percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Terry Jones has been off the streets for six years but he still pinches himself over his good fortune. Jones, who’s 71-years-old, is a resident of the Harold Lewis House in West Warwick, a home providing single or twin occupancy rooms for disabled, aging homeless adults.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 24267 at http://ripr.org A Growing Number of RI’s Homeless Population Is Elderly