Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) provides five trauma-focused residential programs for adolescent girls who are in the custody of the State of Rhode Island.
These programs include an emergency shelter, two high intensity programs, a step-down program and a semi-independent living program.
Addressing Behavioral Problems
The programs, working with the child's family/caregivers when reunification is possible, address behavioral issues involving significant trauma histories as a result of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, human trafficking, parental neglect, and mental health and substance abuse problems.
FSRI's residential programs provide a home-like environment with a range of educational and recreational opportunities, as well as weekly individual/group mental health counseling and case management.
The programs are located in neighborhood environments, with amenities such as large backyards, gardens and trees as we seek to provide a home-like setting for the program’s residents.
Residents of the programs usually attend local schools. Our more intensive residential programs offer on-site classrooms to meet educational and behavioral needs until the involved girls are ready to transition to a public school setting.
These facilities serve girls and families already involved with the state child welfare system. Referrals are made by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Rhode Island Family Court.