(Updated December 23, 2011. For questions, please email us)
Unless otherwise noted, for information about all programs, please call 331-1350.
For intake/screening 519-2280.
Central Falls Schools Restorative Practices Instituting the Restorative Practices model throughout the Central Falls School District for students and faculty. Restorative Practices teach students community-appropriate social behavior, and focus on keeping youth:
* on track to graduate from high school;
* living in a nourishing family context;
* mentally and physically healthy;
* in good standing with law enforcement and the community.
Family Service of RI serves as the lead agency for a network of partnerships supporting Restorative Practices, and provides Restorative Specialists to work in the schools to implement the model.
Early Intervention (EI) Provides a range of services for children birth to age 3 with or at risk of developmental delays.
In 2011, our Early Intervention program celebrated its 10th anniversary!
Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP) Provide linkage to and coordination of a wide range of community based services and supports to assist families with children/youth at risk of involvement with the state and/or needing involvement with multiple systems to address needs relating to serious emotional or behavioral conditions or juvenile justice incarceration. Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, Central Falls; and the West Bay (1-866-840-6532 to access West Bay Services).
Family Coaching and Visitation Center Providing coaching and supervised visitation for children and families who have suffered maltreatment. Families are given the opportunity to learn new relationship skills in the context of a natural home environment. Parent education groups and parent-child play groups offered. Referrals to the program are made by the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
First Connections Through a partnership with Children's Friend, Family Service of Rhode Island provides First Connections home visits in Providence. With Children’s Friend, we provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Providence to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services.
Head Start Consultation Mental health consultation and referrals for children and families served by Head Start programs in the Providence area. A collaboration with Children's Friend & Service.
Healthy Families Rhode Island is part of Healthy Families America, a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns (younger than two weeks old) with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s third birthday.
Mount Pleasant Academy A year-round psychiatric day treatment program for children pre-K (3-5 years old) through 8th grade. Licensed by the state for special and regular elementary education. Services for children with psychiatric, emotional, behavioral disorders; high functioning autism; Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Asperger’s Disorder. Services include: 45-60 day diagnostic placement; consultation services; individual, group and family counseling; case management; occupational therapy; speech and language therapy; behavior management; medication management; interim alternate placement; step-down day treatment; psychiatry; clinical and neuropsychological assessments; nursing. Comprehensive evaluations. 521-4335.
Ocean State Network for Children and Families (OSNCF) A non-profit with member organizations representing a cross-section of Rhode Island’s child welfare, juvenile justice, community action, behavioral health, therapeutic foster care and community-based service providers. OSNCF is led by Family Service of RI, which provides the infrastructure for OSNCF operations. OSNCF streamlines access to an array of services for at-risk children and youth and their families.
Preserving Families Network Services Home-based clinical, case management, and psychiatry services for children and families in the Tides Family Services “Preserving Families Network.”
Providence Children’s Initiative A comprehensive, collaborative program to improve educational and social development outcomes for children and families in a Providence neighborhood.
- Read about the Providence Children’s Initiative’s success improving attendance at Fogarty Elementary here.
- Read about the Providence Children’s Initiative effort to streamline access to a college readiness program here.
- See coverage from Providence En Español of the Providence Children's Initiative Community Clean-Up Day here.
- Read about the Walking School Bus here from the Providence Journal, or check out WPRI's video coverage.
- WJAR also did a story on the Walking School Bus!
- Read Bob Kerr's column about the Walking School Bus here.
Providence Housing Authority Programming Social services for children, youth and families living in Providence Housing Authority complexes.
Residential Services/Treatment Foster Care Provides shelter, care and assessment for young and adolescent girls referred by the state, including staff secure residential treatment facilities, “step down” group home care and semi-independent living opportunities. Also, treatment foster care with 24/7 clinically supportive care and case management services for children and youth. Please contact Family Service of RI for information on becoming a foster parent.
Think Foster Parenting.
Some Day a Child Will Thank You!
Learn more here.
View a brief video here.
Solutions CEDARR Services for families with children with special health care needs including behavioral, emotional, developmental, and physical health problems. Up to age 21 in some circumstances. 461-4351or 1-800-640-7283. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.solutionscedarr.org.
Youth Diversion Program (YDP) Individual and family support and case management services for youth in East Providence, Barrington, Warren and Bristol, and serves Providence Latino families.
Youth Success Services for pregnant, parenting, or at-risk teens in Providence, with a specialized service for fathers.
Crime Prevention/Victims Services
After Hours Emergency Response Program for Elders in Crisis Emergency social services. Please call the state Division of Elderly Affairs, 462-0555, for information.
Article 23/Wayward Petitions Assists parents and legal guardians filing a child wayward petition with police. Services include assisting involved families to find services to avoid court or police involvement.
Children’s Crisis Assessment Team Provides 24/7 response for children in crisis when called by Department of Children, Youth and Families. The team has responded to a range of community emergencies.
Drug Market Initiative A partnership with the Providence Police to reduce open air drug trafficking in the area of the Chad Brown Providence Housing Authority complex. It involves community building, walking the neighborhood with police, crisis intervention and more.
East Providence Police Liaison Staff rides with the East Providence Police to intervene in family crises and to follow up domestic violence.
Family Reunification at Adult Correctional Institution For families with incarcerated parents, providing skills to successfully reunify upon release.
Providence Police Go-Team Responds 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.
Providence Police Liaison Staff rides with Providence Police on patrol to prevent family crises.
Psychological First Aid Responding 24/7 to community emergencies.
Victim Advocate Services for the Department of Corrections Parole Board Support, advocacy and resources for crime victims.
Victim Assistance Academy Training for new victim services professionals and volunteers to improve outcomes for victims of crime. A partnership with Roger Williams University. See story about the Academy here.
Victim Impact Classes Classes helping inmates recognize their impact on their victims. Offered in minimum, medium and maximum security, as well as at the women’s prison.
Prevention and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Project RI was founded more than twenty years ago to provide 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 RI merged with Family Service of RI, linking its continuum of services to that of Family Service of RI, streamlining the delivery of services. 831-5522.
- See an NBC 10 Health Check report on AIDS Project RI’s rapid, free, anonymous HIV testing here.
- Read the Providence Journal’s coverage of World AIDS Day 2011 here.
- See ABC 6’s coverage of World AIDS Day 2011 here.
- Check out executive director Tom Bertrand's 2012 op/ed about HIV/AIDS here.
Apartments for adults living with HIV/AIDS Six units located at a single site in Providence.
Shelter for women and their children. Located in Middletown, RI. A Family Service of Rhode Island affiliate agency. 847-2021. Website: www.lucyshearth.org.
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 and more funding became available, 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 RI.
Lucy’s Hearth, in 2011, won the Champion in Action Award!
And earned accreditation for the first time in its nearly 3-decade history!
Community Support Program/Community Psychiatric Support Treatment Intensive, community-based mental health counseling and case management for children and adults.
Daytime Emergency Evaluations Available in the community, home or office for children, adolescents and adults with United Healthcare or Beacon/Neighborhood Health Insurance.
Exeter/West Greenwich/Westerly Schools Clinical outpatient services for children and families, in-school during the school day or after school. Home visits to ensure all children and family needs are met.
Home-based Clinical Services For children and adults needing psychotherapy and case management in a home setting.
Intensive Home-based Services For Medicaid-eligible children up to age 18 (21 in some instances) with serious emotional/behavioral crises requiring more than traditional outpatient counseling. Similar programs for children with commercial insurance is Child and Family Intensive Treatment (CFIT) and the Family Stabilization Treatment Team (FST).
Outpatient Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counseling/Psychiatric Services Office-based in Providence for adults, children and their families.
Trauma and Loss Center Specialized counseling and support for children, youth and families who have suffered trauma and loss.
- Read tips from our Trauma and Loss Center about recognizing signs of child abuse.