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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) Includes organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights of families.

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Statewide Provider
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Parent Support Network of RI
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Address:
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
Toll Free Phone: 800-483-8844
Fax: 401-467-6903
Services Provided:
  • Child & Family Support link
  • Prevent Child Abuse Chapter link
  • Family Support for Substance Use link
  • Fatherhood Initiative link
  • Peer Recovery & Outreach link
  • Workforce Development link
  • Youth Leadership and Support group Youth Speaking Out

Workshops and Training's
Peer to Peer systems navigation support
Support Groups 

Provider Profiles:

We are  a group of parents, family members, transition age youth,  and adults with behavioral health lived experience who are committed to supporting and assisting peers and working with statewide and national partners to empower children, youth, families and individuals through dynamic supports, education, and advocacy to prevent abuse and neglect, reduce disparities, and progress towards universal health, wellness, and recovery.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/19/2021
Young Voices View on Map
P.O.Box 5853
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 508-212-8883
Address:
P.O.Box 5853
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 508-212-8883
Email: info@youngvoicesri.org
Eligibility: 14-19
Services Provided:

Programs

  • Leadership Transformation Academy
  • Student Advocacy 
  • Civic Leadership
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.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
Day One View on Map
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:

If you are in crisis and need to speak to an Advocate right away, call the Helpline at 1-800-494-8100.

Comprehensive services

  • 24-hour Helpline and legal advocacy
  • Therapeutic Treatment Services link
  • Advocacy link
  • Support groups

Child Advocacy Center (CAC) link

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 x119 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.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
Statewide Provider
1130 Ten Rod Road Suite E205
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-363-9899
Statewide Provider
Address:
1130 Ten Rod Road Suite E205
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-363-9899
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Circles of Connection program which helps combat social isolation, build interest-based support networks, and nurture advocacy skills link

Rhode Island Advocacy for Children special education advocacy support services link 

Provider Profiles:

The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network leads state-level public policy activities as well as provides training, public awareness and education, and grassroots advocacy building to protect the rights of Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The Arc has tapped Joanna Scocchi, founder of Rhode Island Advocacy for Children, as the Director of The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network. The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network FAN joins a network of more than 620 state and local chapters that provide direct support services and advocate for the rights of people with I/DD around the country.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/15/2021
Statewide Provider
500 Prospect Street, Wing A
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-727-0150
Statewide Provider
Address:
500 Prospect Street, Wing A
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-727-0150
Fax: 401-727-1545
Services Provided:

The Arc provides vocational training, employment opportunities, therapeutic and recreational supports and more. 

Provider Profiles:

The Arc builds community connections every day to ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the tools to achieve in the work place, at home and in their neighborhood. 

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-236-7210
Organization Name: Federation for Children with Special Needs
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Address:
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-236-7210
Toll Free Phone: 800-331-0688
Email: fcsninfo@fcsn.org
Languages Spoken: Multiple language line options
Eligibility:

Massachusetts residents

Services Provided:
  • 1:1 support for Massachusetts families with special education questions link
  • Training and workshops link
  • Family Leadership Development link
Provider Profiles:

The Federation empowers families so that they have the information and resources they need for their children. We work with families with children from birth to adulthood, providing individual assistance, training, and leadership development and support. We focus on education, early intervention, health care, transitions, children in foster care and group homes, and building strong family engagement to support all children, especially those children with disabilities, those at risk, and those with economic, cultural or linguistic barriers.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Statewide Provider
38 High Service Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Statewide Provider
Address:
38 High Service Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Email: handsandvoicesRI@gmail.com
Services Provided:

RI Hands & Voices is a parent-driven organization committed to supporting families of children that are deaf or hard of hearing. We are non-biased about communication methodologies, and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support. 

Provider Profiles:

Hands & Voices is a parent-driven organization that supports families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/29/2022
Nationwide Provider
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Nationwide Provider
Address:
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

Siblings of individuals with disabilities

Services Provided:

To provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. Resources for siblings across the lifespan.

Chapter development inquiries: chapter.inquiries@siblingleadership.org

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Nationwide Provider
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided: Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/3/2020
Nationwide Provider
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Bank Street Graduate School of Education
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Address:
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Fax: 646-284-9623
Email: info@nccp.org
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided:

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP has a list online of publications on the following topics:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Early Care and Learning
  • Healthy Development
  • Immigrant Families
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Integrated Systems
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Work Supports
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020