February 18, 2023

How we can all do our part

February 18, 2023

Dear Friend,

We hope you and those around you are safe and well. West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation has been in close contact with our partners in state and local agencies to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our staff and community safe.

We understand that COVID-19 has put a strain on many, not just physically, but emotionally and financially. While our office is currently closed to the public, we want to let you know we’re still here to support you.

If you are a Dunamis Participant: Your family coaches are still available.

Sussy Santana, Family Coach: 401-414-8147
Sonia Thomas, Parent Engagement Specialist: 401-414-8151

If you are a Sankofa grower, vendor, or kitchen member: Your Sankofa staff are still here for you.

Melanie Borges, Sankofa Project Manager: 401-414-8146

If you are a Sankofa WIC participant: Your WIC staff can still provide you support.

Jennifer Benitez, WIC Nutritionist/Coordinator: 401-453-3220, ext. 102
Joseline Mane, WIC Intake Clerk & Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: 401-453-3220 ext. 100

If you are in one of our Homebuyer education classes, or looking for resources around housing: Your Homeownership Counselors are still a resource for you.

Monah Rhodes, Housing Counselor: 401-453-3220 ext. 31
Lisa Galloway, HOC Lending & Housing Counselor: 401-453-3220 ext. 30

Please see this Rhode Island Community Resource Document created by AMOR. This document is constantly updated as new resources are available.

Stay up to date on State Announcements here and announcements from the City of Providence here.

United Way 211 continues to provide support for RI families for assistance with housing, food, childcare and so much more. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Chat with them online or call 800-543-7709 or text your zipcode to 898-211

Stay up to date on State Announcements here and announcements from the City of Providence here.

West Elmwood

A $30 donation supports a refugee gardener during our Sankofa Garden season.