Deb DeBare en Rhode Island Court Advocacy Program will Close Mondays <p>This will be one of the last Mondays in which advocates accompany victims of domestic violence to court.&nbsp; The domestic violence court advocacy program is closing on Mondays because of state budget cuts.&nbsp; State support for victims of domestic violence has been on the decline for six years.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:13:31 +0000 Flo Jonic 15106 at Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze <p></p><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about another nonprofit in financial trouble.&nbsp; Advent House – the state’s first homeless shelter – is without a director because it can’t afford one. John Hope Settlement House is bleeding $30,000 a month. And the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence has laid off a third of its staff.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:41:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 13642 at Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze