Friday, January 30, 2009

Support RI's Family Life Center: Buy Coffee...

Yesterday I received this email:
Support the Family Life Center--

Buy your coffee at Blue State Coffee!

Great news! The FLC has been selected as one of Blue State Coffee's causes of the quarter. This means that for the next three months, a percentage of every purchase at Blue State Coffee will be donated to the Family Life Center.

To support our ongoing services and policy work, visit Blue State Coffee at 300 Thayer Street in Providence, and "vote" for the FLC. Every little bit helps.

To make an online donation to support the Family Life Center, please click here.

About the FLC:
The Family Life Center helps ex-offenders and their families re-integrate into the community by providing long-term holistic case management services starting prior to release from prison and extending after release. In addition to supporting individual families and ex-offenders, the FLC advocates on behalf of communities affected by crime and incarceration.

For more information about the FLC and our services, please visit our website at


Annelise Grimm
Communications Specialist
RI Family Life Center

It is my understanding that the RI Family Life Center is one of the local entities which has suffered due to the Madoff scandal.

I have not been employed by the FLC, but I know several of its staff and had one brief but cheerful conversation with its executive director. I'm glad that it exists. If Rhode Island's movements for Civil Rights are successful, then we won't need this kind of advocacy/service organization.

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