Joe Frietas

Joe Freitas has been a member of the First Church Shelter Staff since 2004. He is an Overnight Shift Supervisor and does holiday and vacation coverage. Joe attended Providence College and has been active in the homeless and affordable housing movements-locally and nationally for many years. Prior to working at First Church Shelter Joe was part of the speakers bureau for the National Coalition for the Homeless and helped start and staff a number of shelters and drop in centers in Rhode Island. Recently he has been involved in work that resulted in the creation of both the Occupy Boston and Providence encampments.

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Please pray for the victims and their families who were terrorized at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California.

Please attend the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) Healthcare Assembly on May 29 from 7 until pm. The location is TBD, and will be announced soon.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...