Unless otherwise noted, please call (401) 331-1350 for more information. 

Our Intake line is available in English/Spanish Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (401) 519-2280.

Or call 519-2300, Monday-Tuesday until 5:30 p.m.; Wed-Thurs, until 8:30 p.m.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. 

If program has a specialized page or pages, please click on the underlined words.

 (Updated June, 2016. For questions, please email us)

Child/Youth Services

Adopt Well-Being Working to increase the use of trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions and adoption-competent practices throughout the state's system of care.

Early Intervention (EI) Providing a range of services for children birth to aEarly Intervention holiday party photo in 2014ge 3 with or at risk of developmental delays due to medical history or environmental factors.  This program is open to all eligible children regardless of family income. Early Intervention's holiday parties have become signature community events!

Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP) Serving families with children under age 18 (up to 21 in certain cases) at risk of involvement with the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Family Service of Rhode Island leads a six-agency partnership providing wraparound services to families in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence.

Family Service of Rhode Island is a member of the Washington Kent FCCP serving Washington and Kent Counties. To contact: (401) 789-3016.

Family Coaching and Visitation Center Providing coaching and supervised visitation for children and families who have suffered maltreatment.  Families learn new relationship skills in the context of a home environment.  Parent education groups and parent-child play groups are offered.


First Connections A program for families with children (0-3 years) at risk for poor outcomes due to medical, socio-economic or psychological factors. 

Foster Care and Residential Services Various levels of treatment/care for youth in or formerly in state custody. LGBTQQI welcoming. Foster Parent Recruitment: (401) 331-1350 ext. 3305. Email by clicking here.  Foster parents are greatly needed, particularly for teenagers.

Healthy Families Rhode Island A national evidence-based family visiting program for expectant mothers or families with newborns in Providence and West Warwick.  Before becoming enrolled in the program, participants meet with a Family Resource Specialist who will assess program eligibility, in addition to providing linkage to community resources.  Once deemed eligible, a Family Support Worker will be paired with the family and their child to provide visiting services until the child turns three. Part of Healthy Families America.

Nationally accredited by PCA America.


Mount Pleasant Academy A year-round psychiatric day treatment program for children. Licensed by the state for special and regular pre-K, elementary, and middle school education.  Provides educational, behavioral, mental health, occupational therapy, speech/language, and psychiatric services for children grades pre-K through eighth from anywhere in RI and neighboring states.. (401) 521-4335.

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 Providence Children’s Initiative (PCI) A Family Service of Rhode Island-led collaborationProvidence Children's Initiative logo dedicated to improving academic, economic and social outcomes.

PCI provides care coordination at three Providence elementary schools as part of the Full Service Community Schools model: Charles N. Fortes, Robert L. Bailey, and Pleasant View. Care Coordinators actively participate in and receive referrals from school wellness and attendance teams, and work directly with families to access services and navigate systems of care. PCI also provides a Parent-Student Liaison at  the Alfred Lima, Sr. Elementary School, who actively supports wellness, parent engagement, and community partnerships. Call (401) 331-1350 and ask for the Providence Children’s Initiative to be connected with a Care Coordinator or Parent-Student liaison at one of the schools.

PCI has a partnership with St. Joseph Medical Center pediatric clinic, placing a Family Support Partner (FSP) within the clinic, through support from the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet’s Health Equity Zone grant from the RI Department of Health. The FSP helps families with children ages 0-5 access services for their children who are identified as having possible developmental delays or other needs. Call (401) 347-3610 to reach the family support partner at St. Joseph's.

PCI also coordinates the Walking School Bus program at six elementary schools. Call (401) 331-1350 and ask for the Walking School Bus to join the program at any of the participating schools: Mary E. Fogarty; Robert L. Bailey; Young-Woods; Harry Kizarian; Alfred Lima, Sr.; Charles N. Fortes; or William D’Abate, or to start a Walking School Bus program at your school. 

In 2014, the Walking School Bus was featured on the Hummel Spotlight.  See the video here.

  • Read coverage from the Associated Press here,  Rhode Island Monthly here, and Prime Time here (see page 8 and 9 in the issue).

Providence Talks A nationally recognized program designed to ensure that all Providence kindergarteners enter school ready to learn.


Restorative Practices Provides another layer of support for students presenting social, emotional or behavioral difficulties in the school setting. Provided in select schools in Central Falls and Westerly. Addresses undesirable behaviors in the school building. Accomplished both in classrooms and in common spaces to create an environment that makes all adults and students feel supported.


Solutions Providing assessment and care planning for families who have Medicaid-eligible children with special healthcare needs (up to age 21). Special needs include medical, mental health, autism, and other behavioral or developmental challenges. .

Together Forever Project Working to identify mentors, foster parents and adoptive families for teens waiting for adoption.

Youth Diversion Program (YDP) Offers individual and family support services, including case management, for youth 9 to 17 in East Providence, Barrington, Warren and Bristol (Latino families in Providence) at-risk for court and/or involvement with the Department of Children, Youth and Families due parent/child conflicts or other family stressors, school failure/truancy, and wayward/disobedient behaviors at home or in the community.



Crime Prevention/Victims Services


Article 23/Wayward Petitions Assists parents or legal guardians who have filed a Wayward Petition. A needs assessment is conducted, and the family receives help in finding services to avoid court or police involvement. Families served reside in the East Bay and Providence.

East Providence Police Liaison A bilingual (Portuguese/English) police liaison rides with East Providence police officers two evenings a week. Available to children and families who have been victims of, or have witnessed, domestic violence. Advocacy, support and resources as needed.


Providence Police Go-Team Responding to calls from the Providence Police in response to violent incidents when children and families have been involved.  Based on the Child Development- Community Policing model developed at Yale University.

  • Learn more here.
  • Read a Rhode Island Monthly article about the program here.
  • Video about Family Service of RI's partnerships with a number of police departments here.


Providence Police Liaison A bilingual (Spanish/English) police liaison rides with Providence police officers five evenings a week. Available to children and families in crisis, providing support and resources.


Psychological First Aid Family Service of Rhode Island responds 24/7 to community emergencies. (Individual emergencies should call 9-1-1.)

State Police Victims' Assistance Program Family Service of Rhode Island partners with the Rhode Island State Police to provide services to victims/witnesses of crime and traumatic incidents.

Victim Advocate Services for the Department of Corrections Parole Board Support, advocacy and resources for crime victims.

Victim AssistVictim Assistance Academy logoance Academy Training for victim services professionals and volunteers to improve outcomes for victims of crime. A partnership with Roger Williams University. More information about the summer 2016 program is available here.


Victim Impact Classes Classes helping prison inmates recognize their impact on their victims. Offered in minimum, medium and maximum security, as well as the women's prison.

HIV/AIDS Services




 AIDS Project RI was founded approximately thirty years ago to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS.  Over the years, it became a recognized statewide leader on HIV/AIDS issues. In 2008 AIDS Project Rhode Island merged with Family Service of Rhode Island, linking two HIV/AIDS care and prevention systems.

Visit the AIDS Project Rhode Island website for more information. (401) 831-5522.


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Homeless/Housing Related Services



Lucy’s Hearth was incorporated in 1984 and opened its doors as an overnight shelter with one staff person, a budget of only $20,000, and a dedicated group of volunteers.  As the need for shelter increased, it became a 24-hour shelter and expanded programs and services to address the many issues faced by homeless women with children.  In 2007, Lucy’s Hearth became an affiliate of Family Service of Rhode Island.

Twenty-four hour emergency and transitional shelter for mothers and their children who are homeless due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction and a severe shortage of affordable housing.  The primary goal is to foster independence and help residents gain the life skills necessary to prevent future chronic homelessness.

Located in Middletown, Rhode Island.  (401) 847-2021.

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Housing for adults living with HIV/AIDS Six units located at a single site in Providence.


Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Intensive Treatment Services/Child and Family Intensive Treatment/Enhanced Outpatient Services/Family Stabilization Team Short-term intensive treatment for children who need more than traditional outpatient counseling. Provided primarily in the home and community. Call for information regarding insurance coverage needed and other requirements.


Children’s Treatment and Recovery Center A clinical program geared toward children who have been the victim of abuse, neglect or other trauma. Utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Alternatives for Families Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Services are targeted to last 16 weeks, but can last longer.

The program specializes in serving military families with current, previous or upcoming deployments. Offers Strong Families Strong Forces, 8 week service for families with a recently deployed family member. Modeled after a program designed at Boston University.

Provides disaster response following the Psychological First Aid Model endorsed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Specialized counseling and support for children, youth and families who have suffered trauma and loss.

Part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Community Psychiatric Support Program Case management for Medicaid-eligible adults with long-term mental health needs.

Outpatient Support Program Case management for adults and children.


Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, with Psychiatric Services For adults and children. Office-based individual, couples, and family counseling. Psychiatric services.. Counseling occurs in the agency's Hope Street, Providence location and other sites. Clients enrolled in the outpatient program have access to a 24 hour emergency response system. Please call regarding payment options, which include Department of Children, Youth and Families reimbursement (005), private insurance, etc.


School-based Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling School-based outpatient mental health/substance abuse counseling for students enrolled in various schools in Providence, Exeter/West Greenwich, and other school districts statewide.

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) A trauma-focused, evidence-informed approach to help stabilize children 5 to 21 years of age.  TST provides access to a clinician, case manager and psychiatric care, rapid response to referral source and family, services delivered in the home and other community settings, 24-hour clinical support, multilingual service providers, and regular updates on progress.