The Rhode Island Community Action Association is asking people who received surveys in the mail to complete them and return them. Ten thousand Rhode Islanders were selected at random to receive the surveys. The purpose, said Association director Paula McFarland is to determine if the state is doing enough to provide the human services people need.
"What we’re hoping to achieve is to learn more about what the needs are in Rhode Island, especially our low and moderate income people who live in the state of Rhode Island as well as the needs of the general public. Do they have health needs? Do they have transportation needs? Are those needs being met?" said McFarland.
The survey will be used to develop a report that identifies statewide needs as well as needs specific to certain communities. All responses will be kept confidential.
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