five things I'm grateful for

5 things I’m grateful for this year

A special message from our CEO, Margaret Holland McDuff
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To my dear FSRI supporters and friends,

This year has brought us new joys, adventures, and yes, new challenges.  With the backing of supporters like you, FSRI has risen to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of our communities – mental health supports for students and schools, safe and loving homes for kids in foster care, care for infants and toddlers to grow healthy and strong – and so much more.

Here are 5 things I’m grateful for this year:

  • We helped over 23,000 family members to achieve healing and stability.
  • Over 2,300 children were served through our early childhood programs.
  • Rhode Island Government Leaders supported significant investments in the housing and human service sectors.
  • We were thrilled to promote internal talent into leadership positions, including three to Vice Presidential roles for Hope, Home, and Equity & Community Development.
  • We were excited to return to in-person events including the APRI Run/Walk and our biggest Brighter Futures Luncheon to date.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our dedicated Board Members. We welcomed seven new board members in 2022, and we are honored to have such a diverse and accomplished group of individuals who are willing to invest their time and efforts into ensuring the success of our many programs and projects here at FSRI.

I feel so grateful, as we move into 2023, for your care and support, which makes everything that we do possible. Thank you for your kindness and your meaningful contribution to FSRI and to our communities.

As we move quickly toward the end of the year, I’m planning on investing in solving the children’s mental health crisis in Rhode Island and I hope that you will join me.

I wish you great joy and good health in 2023 and all of the years ahead.

Happy Holidays,
Margaret Holland McDuff
Family Service of Rhode Island
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