Economy
7:24 am
Wed March 2, 2011

More women entering homelessness in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – More women are entering homeless shelters due to unemployment and foreclosures in Rhode Island.


Crossroads Rhode Island, provider of services to the homeless, has released a report that found women are the fastest growing group of people facing homelessness.


Crossroads President Anne Nolan says that the issue of women and homelessness is a crisis that often gets overlooked.


Nolan notes that in Providence, a 41-bed women's shelter is consistently overflowing.

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