Child Advocacy

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children. (AIRS TD-1600.3100-140)

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RI

Cranston, RI

600 New London Avenue
Building #57
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-3071
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Address: 600 New London Avenue
Building #57
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-3071
Fax: 401-462-6878
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Eligibility: 1. The child/family must reside within a town located in Rhode Island. 2. The child must be age-eligible. For the Early Head Start program, the woman must be pregnant or the child must be between the ages of birth to three years old. For the Basic Head Start program, the child must be between the ages of three and five years old, but not eligible for Kindergarten due to their age. 3. The family's income must be at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline to be considered income-eligible for the program. A foster child or any family that receives SSI benefits or any amount of cash assistance from the TANF program is automatically income-eligible. However, 10% of funded enrollment slots may be made to families whose income is above the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The definition for determining income-eligibility has recently been updated by the Administration for Children and Families (see ACF Update dated 7/29/99). Families that receive regular "benefits and services, funded under the authority of the TANF program" are considered income-eligible. In Rhode Island, TANF monies are used (in part) to fund some DCYF services, some child care subsidies and some job training activities. 4. 10% of each program's funded enrollment opportunities are made available for children with diagnosed special needs. For individual questions regarding overall eligibility, please contact your local Head Start program
Services Provided: Head Start is a federally funded program created in 1965 in an effort to combat poverty. The program offers a wide range of services to low-income children aged three to five years old.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/12/2017

Providence, RI

100 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-421-4100
Address: 100 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-421-4100
Toll Free Phone: 800-494-8100
Email: info@dayoneri.org
Services Provided: Our comprehensive services include:

24-hour Helpline and legal advocacy
Law enforcement advocacy programs
Individual and group counseling
Professional training sessions
Prevention education workshops
Children's Advocacy Center [http://www.dayoneri.org/childrens-advocacy-center] with locations Day One, 100 Medway, Providence, RI
The Kent Center, 2756 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
Child and Family Services, 31 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
Women and Infants Suite, South County commons, 49 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown, RI


Anyone can call the RI CAC with questions about referring a victim. Our protocol is for DCYF and/or law enforcement to send over their report. Call 421-4100 x143 to reach the CAC.
Provider Profiles: Day One is the only agency in Rhode Island that is specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern. We provide treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages—from preschool children to elderly adults. Additionally, we advocate for public policy initiatives and systemic changes that positively impact how Rhode Island families handle sexual abuse cases.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/21/2018
Address: 150 Miller Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-225-9353
Services Provided: Leadership Transformation Academy
Student Advocacy
Reforming Public Schools
Provider Profiles: Young Voices is a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates, who partner with our State’s major leaders to create systemic reform and policy change that improve the lives of thousands of youth across the state.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Warwick, RI

Organization Name: Parent Support Network of RI
Address: 535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
Toll Free Phone: 800-483-8844
Fax: 401-467-6903
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Workshops and Training's
Peer to Peer systems navigation support
Support Groups
Youth Group-Youth Speaking Out and Y.O.U.T.H. Move RI
Resource Center
Advocacy
Fatherhood Initiative and Support Group
Provider Profiles: Statewide: Parent Support Network of RI is an organization of families supporting families with children, youth and young adults who experience or at risk for serious behavioral health challenges.
We are a voice for the behavioral health of children, youth, siblings, and families. We believe we can and will make a difference through systems transformation so children and youth can live at home or in their community, receive effective services and supports that respect and consider their cultures and strengths, and respond to their individual and family needs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/27/2018

Nationwide

2440 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-813-3385
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Address: 2440 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-813-3385
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Eligibility: Hospital care for seriously ill children and their families
Services Provided: Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Three components: embedded full-time Child Life Specialists, gifts and entertaining distractions, special events throughout the year.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/23/2019
5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Organization Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Address: 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Services Provided: Website-based resources for parents and caregivers who play an essential role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events.
Provider Profiles: Internet-based resource
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 4/18/2019