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Open House for Potential Foster Parents


Family Service of Rhode Island has a waiting list of children needing loving homes.  Maybe yours!

Foster parents receive a stipend and 24/7 support as they care for a child in need. Click here for more information about foster parenting.   Meet a foster mom who helps us recruit families.  Click here for details.

You can reach our foster care recruiter, Greg Wright, at 401-331-1350 ext. 3305 or email him at wrightgr@familyserviceri.org.

Our next foster care information open house is Wednesday, July 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 134 Thurbers Avenue in Providence. Plenty of free, off-street parking.  Click here for directions. Note: You don't have to wait for the next open house to sign up!  Contact Greg and get the ball rolling.

We take pride in all families!  Read about our outreach for LGBTQ foster parents here.  If you Facebook or Twitter, spread the word using the hashtag #wetakeprideinallfamilies.  Thank you for helping us spread the word via social media!                    


LGBTQ Foster Dads Carry Agency Banner in PrideFest Parade

LGBTQ foster dads will be carrying Family Service of Rhode Island’s banner in the “Illuminated Night Parade” on Saturday night, June 20 as part of Family Service of Rhode Island’s outreach for LGBTQ foster parents called “We Take Pride in All Families.” Read more here.


Needed: New Backpacks, Gym Bags, Luggage

Family Service of Rhode Island is seeking donation of new backpacks, gym bags and luggage for kids in foster care.  Read more here.


Addressing Child Traumatic Stress Training

Family Service of Rhode Island's Trauma Training Academy is pleased to present a training to increase understanding of child traumatic stress and its impact on child development.  Topics include: the different types of childhood trauma; common symptoms of childhood traumatic stress; how to foster resiliency; evidence-based treatment options; and more.

The training takes place Friday, July 10 from 9-11 a.m. at 55 Hope Street, Providence,  The fee is $35 and CEU's will be available.  Seating will be very limited, so sign up as soon as possible!

For more information, or to register on-line, please click here. Or call 401-331-1350 ext. 3215 or email by clicking here.


Victim Assistance Academy Registering

The 7th annual RI State Victim Assistance Academy is now accepting registrations.  The Academy, a collaboration between Family Service of RI and Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies, is a 40-hour training for anyone involved in providing assistance to victims.  For more information, please click here.



Volunteer for the Walking School Bus!

Family Service of Rhode Island provides volunteer-led walk routes to help a number of young students, living within a mile of school, to walk to and from school.  This program promotes school attendance, which is critical to learning.  Would you like to help?  Volunteer and/or donate mittens, gloves, hats etc. to help keep the Walking School Bus kids warm!   Call 401-692-3991 for more information about the "Walking School Bus," or email by clicking here.

See an ABC 6 report  here about the Walking School Bus kids and their need for your support during this cold, snowy winter. Find the Walking School Bus on Facebook here. View a video about the program here.





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