We are committed to Rhode Island children and families.​

Family Service of Rhode Island’s (FSRI) mission is to advance equity, opportunity, and hope in our communities. We believe all children and families have limitless potential. But for those growing up surrounded by poverty, family instability, and physical or emotional stress, life is too often about survival, not possibility.

FSRI has been a pillar of support in the community since 1892. Providing services in 39 cities and towns throughout Rhode Island, our programs have grown to meet the changing needs of our community and address the gaps in services that emerge.

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The present reflects the past.

For 125 years, the agency now known as Family Service of Rhode Island, and increasingly by the acronym “FSRI,” may have changed its name, its mix of programs, its focus. But it has nonetheless remained steadfast to its original commitment of providing immediate relief to those in need while helping find pathways out of poverty.

We succeed by lifting others. Our long history of non-profit service has always been tailored to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of the diverse Rhode Island community in which we serve. We are engaged, committed, and passionate about our work helping others, and care deeply about our mission.

Our Pillars

FSRI focuses on wraparound services focusing on addressing the social determinants of health impacting Rhode Island families. Explore our four pillars and learn about our life-changing programs.


Enhancing care for improved well-being.

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Creating educational and family success.

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Delivering trauma response and recovery.

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Fostering safe and loving homes.

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Our Partners