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PROVIDENCE ORGANIZATIONS & INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT
An alliance of grassroots organizations, providing community support in Rhode Island and southern New England for victims of hate crimes and state-sponsored violence. Providing mutual aid to BIPoC Providence residents during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Seeking to provide maternal health equity among communities of color, especially Black/African American families in Rhode Island. Our services include lactation support, education and counseling, birth and postpartum doulas services, childbirth education and parenting preparation.
Run by Aline Binyungu and Clement Shabani, a married couple from the Congo, both social workers with human rights training, had to leave their country of origin unwillingly in 2006. Their programs welcome refugee families at the airport, aid and check in on their transition to the US, education for all children, women’s empowerment group, mentor program, and holiday drive.
SISTA FIRE is co-creating a network of women of color to build our collective power for social, economic and political transformation
Mission to cultivate, enrich, and empower Black women as advocates for the viability, equality, and equity of the Black community in the areas of employment, education, health, and economic development.
DARE is a local grassroots organization, mobilizing Providence communities for social, political, and economic justice since 1986.
A leading force behind the Community Safety Act, a city ordinance passed on June 1st 2017. It was developed after years of community meetings about how the police should function in our community and how to hold them accountable.
Provides jail support and bail funds for incarcerated RI and MA folks, including protesters
Youth-led advocacy and organizing around getting police out of schools
SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially-just society. That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering the leadership of people of color.
Donations to the Rhode Island Solidarity Fund go directly to community organizations that are working nonstop to meet the needs of our community members who are most at risk of severe consequences in this crisis across Rhode Island. This ranges from low-income renters facing eviction to undocumented workers and people in prison.