Thank you, for supporting Ella!

During this season of gratitude, we want to thank you for helping Ella, a little girl whose home was broken into while she was sleeping, and whose life was forever changed because of it. After the home invasion, Ella became paralyzed with fear – she could not sleep, focus at school, derive joy from friends, nor play her favorite sport, soccer. And sadly, Ella’s family did not have access to mental health care…until donors like you came along. Because of you, Ella got the trauma therapy she needed, learning new tools to manage her stress and anxiety and better manage her trauma so that she can succeed academically, socially and athletically.

There are so many more children, like Ella, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use and suicidal ideation who do not have access to the help they need.

Will you pause right now, and support children like Ella by donating $50 worth for a child’s therapy supplies; $100 for trauma counseling, $500 for a family therapy; or $1,000 for families like Ella’s to receive 24-7 emergency behavioral health interventions. DONATE NOW

Your dollars support programs like…

  • Trauma Counseling, so that kids and families can access quality care to heal many kinds of trauma and live happier and more successful lives.
  • Prevention Training, so that teachers and caregivers can learn to recognize mental health warning signs and intervene early with mental health “first aid.”
  • Crisis response, so that when kids are having emergencies, we can go to their homes 24-7 and de-escalate situations and help families get the support they need.

FSRI, is a trusted 130-year-old human service organization, delivers highly impactful care for more than 20,000 RI kids and families each year using over 40 programs to help them get back on their feet again. FSRI is there for Rhode Islanders throughout their entire lives by helping parents with newborns, ensuring child safety and strengthening parental bonds, creating opportunities for working families to achieve economic security and financial independence, and helping seniors defeat isolation with social connection.

With the spirit of the holidays upon us, we hope you, name, will join us to improve the trajectory of a child’s life – someone like Ella.

Wishing you and your family the very best, now and always.


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Margaret Holland McDuff
Chief Executive Officer
Family Service of Rhode Island

Previous Annual Brighter Futures Luncheon – a success!