In the Community

Washington Trust donates $50,000 to assist 10 local organizations focused on basic housing needs.

January 29, 2021

Recognizing the need for safe and secure housing was greater than ever due to the pandemic, evictions, and the winter cold, Washington Trust donated $50,000 to local organizations that provide transitional housing and shelter the homeless.

“The public health emergency of COVID-19 is not just limited to the virus. The economic impacts on many social determinants of health are wide reaching - one of the most devastating being how many people will be made homeless due to job loss and lack of affordable housing. As the end of the eviction moratorium looms, we must all work together to prevent homelessness for as many individuals and families in our community as possible,” said Eileen Hayes, President & CEO, Amos House, “Washington Trust’s investment in housing support will allow us to offer emergency housing assistance to those who are on the brink of homelessness, offering them stability and safety in these uncertain times.”

The following organizations received a $5,000 donation from Washington Trust:

  • Always Home (Mystic, CT)
  • Amos House (Providence, RI)
  • Columbus House (New Haven, CT)
  • Crossroads (Providence, RI)
  • East Bay Coalition (East Providence, RI)
  • House of Hope (Warwick, RI)
  • Housing Families Inc (Malden, MA)
  • McAuley Ministries (Providence, RI)
  • WARM Center (Westerly, RI)
  • Welcome House of South County (Peace Dale, RI).

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