Cumberland's House of Compassion may ...

Cumberland's House of Compassion may close

There are 7 comments on the Providence Journal story from Apr 23, 2008, titled Cumberland's House of Compassion may close. In it, Providence Journal reports that:

“It is not a question of whether the money is being spent the wrong way. It is a question of bookkeeping style. It is nothing serious”

Noel Johnson returned to the House of Compassion in October, after five years living on his own. via Providence Journal

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girl

Cumberland, RI

#1 Apr 26, 2008
this is unbelievable. i have gone to the house for a trip my church has done. you can't even beging to understand waht the people in the house go through. they don't have anyone else but eachother, they need that house, they like that house. they are all nice people in there, taking this house away from them is not right. “I have profound respect for the work of the House of Compassion. Many people suffering from AIDS or HIV struggle with housing and medical treatment. This organization not only helps them with their physical needs, it gives them a supportive home environment filled with people who understand what they’re going through,” we the people need to help raise money to keep this house open for the people living in it and for the many others who will need it in the future.
citizen

East Providence, RI

#2 Aug 1, 2008
the woman at the House of compassion was abusing the people there. She is stealing their money. That is why they lost the money. doesn't anybody realize that HUD and ri housing don't just pull funding away without a good reason? I have a friend who lived there. they are keeping her quiet. it is sad how the people of cumberland are letting this crazy woman manipulate them. she should be investigated even deeper.
past volunteer

Franklin, MA

#3 Apr 26, 2009
The House of Compassion is an amazing place that offers wonderful services to an extremely marginalized population.
To go there and meet the people, both clients and staff, an honest person would see a miracle of God.
a friend

Cumberland, RI

#4 May 21, 2009
i have been a volunteer at the house and i know everything has been done above board or they would have closed the house to the lady from cranston if you felt so strongly put your name to your statement and prove your facts. I know that the woman who runs the house was the last person to get paid and her family put thousands of dollars into the house. The house always had an account and past yearly survey. We need more saints like them
Take note you are the only one with a negative opinion
a friend

Cumberland, RI

#5 May 21, 2009
citizen wrote:
the woman at the House of compassion was abusing the people there. She is stealing their money. That is why they lost the money. doesn't anybody realize that HUD and ri housing don't just pull funding away without a good reason? I have a friend who lived there. they are keeping her quiet. it is sad how the people of cumberland are letting this crazy woman manipulate them. she should be investigated even deeper.
you are nuts
a thankfull resident

Woonsocket, RI

#6 Nov 23, 2009
i have lived here for many years, i have watched the sacfices this women and her staff have made, there were people who were asked to leave because of a substance abuse problem, who are angry they were confront one was from cranston I wonder who manipulates who. Its amazing how the town has stood by her they know more than some one from cranston
VAL

Cranston, RI

#7 Mar 18, 2010
citizen wrote:
the woman at the House of compassion was abusing the people there. She is stealing their money. That is why they lost the money. doesn't anybody realize that HUD and ri housing don't just pull funding away without a good reason? I have a friend who lived there. they are keeping her quiet. it is sad how the people of cumberland are letting this crazy woman manipulate them. she should be investigated even deeper.
You need to investigate and learn the facts before you cast wild accusations and make unfounded, schizophrenic statements such as yours'. There alot of very effective, therapeutic work at the House of Compassion. It is true that their administrative process appears a bit "loose" through the untrained eye. You must understand the realities of operating such an organization.Priority is on the residents' well being. Due to budget cuts, they are severely under-staffed. If you have legitimate concerns and productive suggestions, you may wish to volunteer their or donate funds.

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