ShelterWalk for homeless set for Saturday

ShelterWalk for homeless set for Saturday

WOONSOCKET – The 30th Annual ShelterWalk to support the Woonsocket Homeless Shelter will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10.

The event will step off from River Island Park, 100 Bernon St.

ShelterWalk supports the Woonsocket shelter and homelessness prevention programs. More than 180 individuals were served in the shelter last year, over half of them children. In addition to emergency housing, families are linked to other services including employment and training, financial literacy and basic needs supports to help them transition to safe, permanent housing.

More than 250 participants are expected to take part in the 3-mile walk in Woonsocket, including teams from local schools, faith-based groups and organizations.

For more information call 401-235-7000 or visit www.CommunityCareRI.org.