Former Warwick Family Shelter renovated into apartments for homeless families

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The former Warwick Family Shelter has been renovated into apartments for families experiencing homelessness.

Crossroads Rhode Island on Thursday celebrated the completion of the Beach Avenue Apartments.

“We know that housing is the only solution for homelessness,” said Karen Santilli, CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island. “The opening of the Beach Avenue Apartments will provide families with the security and safety of a permanent home.”

The four new Beach Avenue Apartments include two three-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom apartment, and one accessible one-bedroom apartment.

Crossroads said the addition of these four apartments brings the total number of units at the Beach Avenue Apartment building to 11.

“The Beach Avenue Apartment project is a huge step in ending homelessness not only in our great city of Warwick, but in the state of Rhode Island,” Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said.

Renovations of the Beach Avenue property started in 2018, after Crossroads took over the Warwick Family Shelter.

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