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Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support healthy family development, improve the family's ability to resolve problems and prevent the need for unnecessary placement of children in foster care, group homes, inpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment programs, residential training schools or other alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. (AIRS PH-2360)

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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
300 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Rhode Island Parent Information Network
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Address:
300 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
Toll Free Phone: 855-747-3224
Fax: 401-270-7049
Email: info@ripin.org
Languages Spoken: Services available in English and Spanish
Eligibility:

Statewide

Services Provided:

RIPIN helps Rhode Islanders of all ages and abilities access health care, health insurance coverage, education services and supports, care management, and more.

  • Live answer call center Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM. After hours calls returned within two business days
  • Care coordination and service linkage for families with children with special health care needs
  • Help health care and health insurance, including Healthsource RI, Medicaid, Medicare, and more, regardless of your coverage status
  • Help accessing and navigating special education
  • Help navigating transition to adult services for young adults with special needs
  • Support groups for parents and caregivers

 

Provider Profiles:

RIPIN uses a peer support model, meaning our team of Certified Community Health Workers are themselves parents or caregivers to a loved one with special needs. Our Peer Professionals’ lived experience helps them better understand you and your family’s needs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/22/2021
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
Statewide Provider
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
Statewide Provider
Address:
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TDD: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
Languages Spoken: Spanish via RI Relay 711 or (866) 355-9241
Eligibility:

Statewide

Services Provided:

Services Provided:


• Technical assistance and training in the areas of Early Intervention Early Intervention, infant mental health and trauma-based care practices, inclusive practices in schools, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports in schools, learners with low incidence disabilities (vision, hearing, deaf-blindness) Dual Sensory, transition from high school , and community-based employment strategies for youth and adults.
• Services include:
o Instruction and mobility services to children who are blind or visually impaired.
o Educational Advocates for students with disabilities who are in state care.
o Benefits counseling and assistance for Social Security beneficiaries.
o Family support and navigation of services.
o Support group for self-directed support users (DDD)
o Plan writing for self-directed support users (DDD).
o Support for parents with intellectual disabilities.
o Support to students in post-secondary education.

Provider Profiles:

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices, and research that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. There are 67 UCEDD programs in the United States. This national network is administered through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
The Sherlock Center partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutions of higher education and community providers to implement its core functions: preservice preparation, services (including technical assistance, community education, and direct services), research, and information dissemination. As of 2016, the Sherlock Center is a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program.
Areas of Emphasis:
Early Childhood and Education
Inclusion and Community Membership
Low Incidence Disabilities
Self-Determination
Transition, Employment and Adult Life
Workforce and Professional Development

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/2/2022
Statewide Provider
1516 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-785-2666
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: The Autism Project
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Address:
1516 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-785-2666
Fax: 401-785-2272
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Eligibility:

All are welcome.

Services Provided:
  • Professional Training Program, classroom and individual consultation
  • Parent Education Series and Support
  • Grandparent Support Groups
  • Social Skill Groups
  • Respite Information
  • Summer Camp WANNAGOAGAIN
  • Advocacy
Provider Profiles:

The Autism Project is a ‘Hub of Hope’ that connects people—with a spectrum of needs—to the available resources and education that support independent and purposeful lives.
Autism Project
1516 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2021
Statewide Provider
8 Court Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
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Address:
8 Court Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Fax: 401-767-4099
Eligibility: Early Intervention serves eligible children from birth to three years of age and their families to promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Serving residents of Burrillville, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnson, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield and Woonsocket

As of 11/23/2021, there is a waiting period for Early Intervention
services. Referred children will be placed on a statewide waitlist, and
families will be contacted about their referral. They will be given the
option to be matched with the first provider in their community who
has an opening, or they can choose to wait for a specific provider who
serves their community.

Early Intervention Referral Status


There are several ways to refer a child to the Early Intervention
statewide waitlist.

• Email the referral to Jennifer.Kaufman@ohhs.ri.gov
• Fax the referral to (401) 462-2939, Attn: Early Intervention
• Call (401) 462-3425 and leave a voicemail with the referral
information.
• Refer to the agency that you typically would, via phone, fax or
email.

Services Provided:

Services are provided by a team of qualified professionals working in partnership with the family to ensure the best possible service provision.
Services include:
Comprehensive child & family assessment
Assistive technology services & referrals
Nutrition services
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech/language therapy
Child & parent group

Community Care Alliance Early Intervention

Director, Darlene Magaw 401-767-4078

Provider Profiles:

A comprehensive community support agency that provides over 50 programs that range from home visiting and basic needs to substance abuse treatment. The other listing contains information on additional programs beyond Early Intervention.

Mailing address:

Early Intervention Program at Community Care Alliance

PO Box 1700

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2280
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
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Address:
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2280
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Serving Residents of Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. Eligibility requirements depends on the program, contact main number.
Services Provided: Services and Programs include:
Early Intervention-listed independently
Trauma Informed Treatment
Outpatient Counseling for adults, children and Families
School based Counseling in Providence Schools
Walking School Bus
Home visiting programs First Connections and Healthy Families Rhode Island(part of Healthy Families America) [https://www.familyserviceri.org/pre-natal-early-childhood-support]

Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP) Serving families with children under age 18 (up to 21 in certain cases) at risk of involvement with the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Family Service of Rhode Island leads a six-agency partnership providing wraparound services to families in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence. Family Service of Rhode Island is a member of the Washington Kent FCCP serving Washington and Kent Counties. To contact: (401) 789-3016.

Family Coaching and Visitation Center Providing coaching and supervised visitation for children and families who have suffered maltreatment. Families learn new relationship skills in the context of a home environment. Parent education groups and parent-child play groups are offered. Referrals through DCYF.
Provider Profiles: Family Service of Rhode Island is one of the oldest and largest non-profit human service agencies in Rhode Island.There are a number of locations and programs. See website for specific information.

Offices are located in Providence, with children's residential treatment facilities in Smithfield, North Smithfield, and East Providence.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/28/2020
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-739-2700
Address:
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-739-2700
Eligibility:

There are programs at Trudeau for all stages of life. Each program has eligibility requirements.

Services Provided:

The J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center provides a wide range of comprehensive services for all ages including :

Community Supports and Home Based Children's Services link

  • Family Support Services
  • Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA)
  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Respite
  • Personal Assistance and Support Service(PASS)

Adult Services link

  • Employment Concepts
  • Residential Services
  • Adult recreation
  • Shared Living
  • Works for me

Additional Directory Listings of Trudeau Programs

  • Early Intervention-listed on a separate Directory entry
  • Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism
Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to promote an enhanced quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Trudeau has served as the area’s leading provider of services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are one of the few human service organizations that serves individuals at all stages of life. We currently work with over 3,000 consumers annually throughout Rhode Island and in some cities and towns in nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/27/2022
Statewide Provider
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: 401-618-6991
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Momentum,Inc
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Address:
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: 401-618-6991
Fax: 401-885-1531
Email: info@momentumri.org
Eligibility: Momentum accepts a variety of insurance options including medicaid and self pay. Contact for eligibility.
Services Provided:

Momentum offers a wide range of services Link

  • Applied Therapy Analysis (ABA)
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Personal Assistance and Support Services (PASS)
  • Center Based Clinical Services
  • School Consultations
  • Registered Behavior Technician Training 

Provider Profiles:

Momentum is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential. Our staff are committed to the mission and include experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, and Psychology, that work together to enhance lives. Our behavioral health services provide a wide range of resources and tools to families, schools, and community programs in order to meet the unique needs of each of our clients as we build momentum towards achieving goals.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/25/2021
Airport Professional Park
2348 Post Road Suite 107
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-681-4637
Address:
Airport Professional Park
2348 Post Road Suite 107
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-681-4637
Eligibility: Must be under 21, a Rhode Island resident, living at home, eligible for medical assistance and have a moderate to severe cognitive, physical, developmental, and/or psychiatric chronic condition. Areas covered: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Chepachet, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Foster, Greenville, Johnston, Lincoln, Narragansett, Manville, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Scituate, North Smithfield, Pascoag, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick, Westerly and Woonsocket.
Services Provided:

Services

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS)
  • Personal Assistance and Support Services (PASS)
  • Respite

Provider Profiles:

Northeast Family Services offers comfort and support when your family needs assistance. Our company’s purpose is to provide our families with the absolute best service possible so that your family can succeed. You can be confident that Northeast Family Services will provide you with the excellent care that you deserve.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/25/2020
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-2605
Eligibility:

Residents of Washington County and West Greenwich. Program participation are subject to eligibility requirements

Services Provided:

Head Start and Early Head Start
Joyful Learning Child Academy
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Senior and Disabled Adult Services
Heating Assistance (by appointment)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Provider Profiles:

Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/18/2022
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Address:
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Email: help@bvcap.org
Eligibility:

BVCAP offers a multitude of programs, please contact for eligibility requirements.

In response to the COVID outbreak, BVCAP is currently not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. If you need immediate assistance please call 401-723-4520 or e-mail us at help@bvcap.org.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time.

Services Provided:

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program provides a number of services to its clients from Basic Needs, energy heating assistance to job training.
Programs and services for families include:


Family Programs link

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) 
  • Healthy Families America 

Education and Training Programs link

Emergency Services link

  • Food Pantry
  • Diapers and Project Undercover
  • Rental Relief and Utilities

Tax Preparation 

Senior Services

Provider Profiles:

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP) is a non-profit agency and a member of the nation-wide network of Community Action Programs. Our mission is to assist low-moderate income people and empower them to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Our programs are funded through federal, state and local grants.

Multiple Locations
BVCAP Community Center
210 West Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM
Phone: 401-475-5071

Woonsocket Office
Woonsocket Senior Center
84 Social Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM

Phone: 401-766-3734

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/18/2022
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Organization Name: Connecting for Children and Families
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Address:
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Services Provided:

Family Support Programs basic needs

  • Parents as Teachers Home visiting program also available virtually
  • Hope Street Child Care Center link
  • Before/After School Child Care link

Center for Financial Success link

  • Workforce Development Program
  • NRI Career Academy
  • English as a second language
  • Career planning
Provider Profiles:

Established in 1995 with funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Woonsocket, one of Rhode Island’s core urban cities. Our mission, to transform the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support, is accomplished through strong community partnerships and advocacy.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Address:
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Email: info@westbaycap.org
Eligibility:

Serving residents of Kent County including Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick and West Greenwich. Eligibility requirements apply

The Intake Unit is the entry point to Westbay programs and services. Intake helps clients with basic needs, short-term assistance, and access to follow-on services. Intake link

Services Provided:

Information on programs and services link

Basic Needs

     Food Assistance Westbay Marketplace 

     Energy Assistance Good Neighbor Energy Fund

     Low Income Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP

Family and Children Services

     Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

     Westbay Children's Center ages 0-12 Child Care link

     Lead Center link

     Women, Infants and Children WIC link

     WIC Clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660 x121
     WIC Clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230

 Education and Workforce Development Adult Education Academy 

Provider Profiles:

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.


Westbay Children's Center
22 Astral Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone:
401-463-6620
Email:
infowcc@westbaycap.org
Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/27/2022
45 Gay Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-274-4447
Organization Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities
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Address:
45 Gay Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-274-4447
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides a home-away-from-home for families of children receiving over-night care at area hospitals or out patient treatment 2-3 times per week. Families of pregnant woman in need of long term hospitalization also welcome.

Services Provided:

Ronald MacDonald House Services and Amenities Link

Provider Profiles:

Each year nearly 300 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence and an additional 1,900 enjoy the comforts of the Family Room.

We support families with children from birth to 21 years old who are hospitalized or receive major medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Our programs allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis. Siblings and families are welcome to also stay.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
Tower Street Community Center
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2733
Organization Name: Westerly School District
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Address:
Tower Street Community Center
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2733
Eligibility:

Residents of Westerly School district

Services Provided:
  • Westerly Parent Academy
  • Parents as Teachers program


Tower Street Community center is a open site for summer meals. It is open to anyone 18 years and younger and no paperwork is required.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/26/2021
Coro W office 2048
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-7563
Organization Name: Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Address:
Coro W office 2048
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-7563
Fax: 401-444-7563
Email: TALCProgram@gmail.com
Eligibility:

13-18 years old and live with a chronic medical illness. We accept new TALC members year round. Mentors age 18-22 and live with a chronic medical illness.

Services Provided:

TALC is a program for adolescents (age 13-18) who live with chronic  medical illness and their families.  We provide year-round programming focusing on support, advocacy, and healthcare transition skills.

  • Monthly Council Meetings for members
  • Parent Group
  • Mentors age 18-22
  • Leadership Opportunities TALC is also the official youth advisory council for Hasbro Children's Hospital. TALC members provide leadership to the hospital for issues related to the patient experience.  

See website for video of members explaining how the program works and why you should join TALC!

Provider Profiles:

Transitioning from childhood to being a teenager, to the independence of young adulthood is challenging. Consider what it would be like to cope with typical teen angst and have to manage a chronic illness as well.


For teens with a variety of chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lupus, cancer, sickle cell anemia, Crohn’s disease, and epilepsy, they don’t have to do it alone. The Adolescent Leadership Council (TALC) provides a forum for adolescents ages 13-18 who are managing a chronic illness to interact with peers who are going through similar experiences and to meet college-age mentors who also have a chronic illness. Through programming, TALC members gain insights and perspective along with the confidence and advocacy skills needed to navigate their medical circumstance in the short- and long-term.


TALC teens meet monthly during the academic year, participate in social and art-related events, attend an annual team-building retreat and an annual overnight summer leadership camp. TALC also serves as the official “Youth Advisory Council” for the hospital.

Contact Erin Scott, TALC Program Coordinator, at erin.scott@lifespan.org

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2022
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Heating Assistance & Weatherization
Head Start
Food Distribution
Emergency Services
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) [https://tricountyri.org/services/family-care-and-community-partnerships-program-fccp/]
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/youth-education-training/]
North Kingstown [ https://tricountyri.org/locations/north-kingstown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
Potter Building
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8638
Organization Name: Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Address:
Potter Building
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8638
Eligibility:

ages 6-18 , referred by physician or sub-specialist

Services Provided:

Partial Hospital Program link

Inpatient Hospital Program ages 12-17 link

Provider Profiles:

The Medical Psychiatric Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital addresses the needs of children and adolescents who are struggling with psychiatric and medical illness at the same time. Patients we care for may have gastrointestinal illnesses, eating disorders, diabetes, asthma, seizures, pain syndromes, somatoform disorders, and complex presentations that require diagnostic evaluations.

Ours is the only program in the region designed to provide family-based integrated care for young people with these health challenges. Inpatient and partial hospital levels of care are available. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/2/2021
Statewide Provider
610 Manton Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-525-2380
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: The Groden Center, Inc
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Address:
610 Manton Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-525-2380
Fax: 401-525-2382
Eligibility: Eligibility indicates that the child has one or more developmental challenges or diagnostic conditions that are associated with developmental delays. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Burrillville, Central Falls, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick and Woonsocket.

As of 11/23/2021, there is a waiting period for Early Intervention
services. Referred children will be placed on a statewide waitlist, and
families will be contacted about their referral. They will be given the
option to be matched with the first provider in their community who
has an opening, or they can choose to wait for a specific provider who
serves their community.

Early Intervention Referral Status


There are several ways to refer a child to the Early Intervention
statewide waitlist.

• Email the referral to Jennifer.Kaufman@ohhs.ri.gov
• Fax the referral to (401) 462-2939, Attn: Early Intervention
• Call (401) 462-3425 and leave a voicemail with the referral
information.
• Refer to the agency that you typically would, via phone, fax or
email.

Services Provided:

1. Full-service EIP: The Groden Center EIP is one of 9 full-service early intervention providers in the state of Rhode Island serving eligible children under the age of three who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability or who may have a developmental delay.

2. Specialty EI provider for children with autism and other behavioral challenges

Groden Center Early Intervention Director Carol LaFrance 401-525-2380

Provider Profiles:

The mission of the Groden Center Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to provide eligible infants and toddlers and their families the supports and services needed to improve outcomes written in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). We provide these services in a caring, supportive and knowledgeable manner, respecting the dignity of each child and family enrolled in the program.

The Groden Center has an additional directory listing that has information on other programs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
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Address:
800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Eligibility:

All ages. Program eligibility varies. Northern Rhode Island Coverage area

Information to Access Services link

Children's Intake Line 401-235-7410

Provider Profiles:

A comprehensive community support agency that provides over 50 programs that range from home visiting and basic needs to substance abuse treatment. Call to check location.

Community Care Alliance is also the lead agency for Northern RI Family Care Community Partnership group. FCCP link
      The FCCP is a preventative program serving families which have children who:

•Have serious emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
•Are at risk for abuse and/or neglect and potential involvement with DCYF.
•Are transitioning from the Youth Diversionary Program.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/18/2022
270 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-274-8811
Organization Name: Center for Southeast Asians
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Address:
270 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-274-8811
Fax: 401-274-8877
Email: info@cseari.org
Services Provided:

Affordable Care Act Assistance
Meals on Wheels
Victim Assistance Program
Volunteer Income Tax Preparation
Education programs include:
English as a second language


International Language Bank (ILB) is a fee-for-service program that provides in-person interpretation, document translations, over-the-phone interpreting, and 24-hour emergency services by qualified experts. These services are offered to all members in our community who need assistance bridging the language barriers between providers/clients. We are currently offering over 30 different languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ILB is the sole proprietor of CSEA. Proceeds from the ILB goes to support CSEA’s other community-based programs.

Provider Profiles:

The mission of the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) is to promote the prosperity, heritage and leadership of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island
CSEA provides a wide variety of services, with an office in our own building in South Providence where there is the highest concentration of Southeast Asian residents.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
300 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: RI Parent Information Network
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Address:
300 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Families of children birth to age 21 having 2 or more chronic conditions or have one chronic condition and are at risk of developing a second. Children having a severe mental illness or severe emotional disturbance Medical Assistance Coverage ( Medical Assistance, RIte Care or RIte Share)

Services Provided:

A Cedar Family Center is a site that provides evolving, family centered, intensive care management and coordination in order to assist families in reaching their full potential and thrive in their own communities.

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Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/22/2021
518 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Address:
518 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Must be a Providence resident and meet program eligibility requirements

Services Provided:

Programs and Services Link

Basic Needs

  • Food Pantry
  • Senior Meal Delivery
  • Good Neighbor Energy Fund
  • Project Undercover
  • Rental/ Mortgage Assistance
  • Appliance Management Program
  • Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (RIHEAP)


Training and Workforce Development

  • RI Works
  • Parent Leadership Training Initiative (PLTI)
  • Summer Youth Employment Program
Provider Profiles:

CAPP is a leading provider of social services in Providence. The organization operates, promotes and supports the development of human service programs aimed at improving the lives of low-to-moderate income individuals and families living in Providence. CAPP works to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
Address:
RI
Toll Free Phone: 866-212-9675
Eligibility:

Medicaid Eligible

Services Provided:

The Rewarding Work website provides the only comprehensive and current list of people in Rhode Island who are ready to provide direct care in your home. Residents of Rhode Island with special health care needs who participate in PersonalChoice, Respite or PASS may be eligible to receive a free long-term subscription to Rewarding Work. To learn more, contact your provider agency for additional information. The RewardingWork.org Directory is sponsored by the Rhode Island
Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Provider Profiles:

Rewarding Work Resources, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, developed the Rewarding Work website which gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff.
Job candidates in the Rewarding Work database have NOT been screened in any way and their backgrounds have NOT been checked. That is your responsibility as an employer.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/22/2022
25 Independence Way Suite G
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-789-4614
Organization Name: Fogarty Center, Inc.
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Address:
25 Independence Way Suite G
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-789-4614
Fax: 401-789-1957
Email: askfogarty@fogartycenter.org
Eligibility: Must be Medicaid eligible. Coverage areas: Ashaway, Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
Services Provided:

The Fogarty Center’s Children’s services include Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS), Personal Assistance Support Services (PASS) and Respite.

Home Based Therapy Services HBTS link
Personal Assistance Services and Supports PASS link 
Respite Respite link

 Contact Melissa Linicus, Clinical Director of Children’s Services at 401-789-4614

Provider Profiles:

Established in 1952, the Fogarty Center is a private, non-profit agency that provides a variety of services and supports to children and adults with intellectual, developmental and/or other disabilities.

Fogarty offers a range of adult services link including Adult Residential Opportunities, Self-Directed Support, Day Services. 

The Fogarty Center is one of the original provider agencies in Rhode Island. We continue to refine and enhance our services with a commitment to developing innovating and individualized opportunities.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/25/2021
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8945
Organization Name: Lifespan
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Address:
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8945
Service Categories:
Email: jcappuccilli@lifespan.org
Services Provided:

We have groups for siblings ages 4-7 years old, 8-12 years old, and teens. Siblings meet together for 4-6 sessions, and each meeting lasts about 1-1/4 hours. Parents of SibLink group participants also meet to address their questions and concerns about siblings.
Families do not need to patients of Hasbro Children's or Bradley hospitals to enroll in SibLink.

Provider Profiles:

SibLink groups are designed to improve healthy siblings' understanding and positive adjustment to a brother or sister's illness or disability in an atmosphere of peer support. SibLink's group program is open to the public and provides a great opportunity for healthy brothers and sisters to meet and share with other children whose families face similar circumstances.
SibLink groups are a team effort! Doctors Debra Lobato and Wendy Plante take turns coordinating the groups and meeting with parents. Since SibLink is part of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, we make it our business to train future child psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians about sibling needs. SibLink loves having these talented and dedicated young professionals working with us as SibLink group leaders.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/15/2021
210 West Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 833-322-7123
Organization Name: Communities for People
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Address:
210 West Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 833-322-7123
Email: FCCP@c4p.org
Eligibility:

East Urban Core Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) includes cities of East Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. 

    • Children ages 0-18 with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges
    • Youth challenging authority, making unsafe choices, or at risk for legal involvement

    • Children exposed to domestic violence, unstable housing, food insecurity or other concerns for child safety

Services Provided:

Wrap Around Services for the family

Provider Profiles:

Additional Family Care Community Partnership lead agencies

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Statewide Provider
1017 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-228-3319
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc.
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Address:
1017 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-228-3319
Email: braininjurycenter@biari.org
Services Provided:
  • Education and Training link
  • Parents link
  • Concussion Information link
  • Getting Treatment link
  • Support Groups link

On-Site Resource Center

MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00 – 4:30
EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT
PHONE: (401) 228-3319

Provider Profiles:

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is dedicated to increasing awareness of brain injury and its consequences, providing education to prevent brain injury, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc. is a public, nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is a chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
55 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-331-1350
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
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Address:
55 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-331-1350
Eligibility:

Children under age 19 (up to 21 in certain cases) with behavior issues, juvenile delinquency or other problems that place them at risk of involvement with the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). 

Available for families living in the West Urban Core or more specifically the communities of Providence and Cranston. 

Services Provided:

The Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) serves families at-risk for involvement with the Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families. FCCP services include referrals; triage; initial needs screening; in-person intake; resource information; referral and linkages to community resources; and high-fidelity wraparound services (which include crisis stabilization and are a type of family preservation service).

 

Provider Profiles:

FSRI is the lead agency for the region and provides services with subcontractors including CCAP, Children’s Friend, Tides and Progreso Latino.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
1268 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-781-3669
Organization Name: Child and Family
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Address:
1268 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-781-3669
Email: mbrennan@childandfamilyri.org
Services Provided:

Child and Family Counseling Services link

Family Centered Treatment link

Foster Care Program link

Enhanced Family Support Services link

Addiction and Recovery Services link

Family Care Community Partnerships FCCP

Provider Profiles:

Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island.  It is a center for community involvement – a place where people come together to give help, to receive help and to support the work of others. With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders throughout Rhode Island each year.

Middletown location

31 John Clarke Road
Middletown, RI 02842
T | 401-849-2300
F | 401-841-8841

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Nationwide Provider
Address:
9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Fax: 240-403-1909
Services Provided: We are a national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life. Provide leadership to develop and sustain a nationwide network of family-run organizations. Focus the passion and cultural diversity of our membership to be a potent force for changing how systems respond to children with mental health needs and their families. Help policy-makers, agencies, and providers become more effective in delivering services and supports that foster healthy emotional development for all children.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 472
State College, PA 16804
Phone: 484-272-7368
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 472
State College, PA 16804
Phone: 484-272-7368
Email: memberinfo@p2pusa.org
Services Provided:

Emotional and informational support for families of children who have special needs, Parent to Parent-USA (P2P-USA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to assuring access and quality in Parent to Parent support across the country. This site highlights state's organizations that have parent to parent support as a core program and are committed to implementing evidence-based practices.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
Nationwide Provider
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-838-9000
Nationwide Provider
Address:
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-838-9000
Toll Free Phone: 800-537-2237
Services Provided: Champions for children with disabilities, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. A significant Learning Center, Resources, and specifically for Students and Young Adults.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Nationwide Provider
6512 23rd Ave NW, Unit 213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Nationwide Provider
Address:
6512 23rd Ave NW, Unit 213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Fax: 509-752-6789
Email: emilyholl@siblingsupport.org
Services Provided:

A national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.

Provider Profiles:

A Kindering Center program

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/2/2021
Family Voices View on Map
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Nationwide Provider
Address:
PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Toll Free Phone: 888-835-5669
Fax: 505-872-4780
Services Provided: Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Working with family leaders and professional partners at the local, state, regional, and national levels since 1992, Family Voices has brought a respected family perspective to improving health care programs and policies and ensuring that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families.
Provider Profiles: Family Voices does not provide financial aid and is not a direct service provider. Contact Family Voices in your state.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
KS
Phone: 202-448-1448
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Kansas University
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Address:
KS
Phone: 202-448-1448
Email: JHJP@dcqualitytrust.org
Eligibility: Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families
Services Provided: Works to ensure that input is obtained from all relevant stakeholder groups including older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, advocates, professionals and providers.
Features a locator map to identify Developmental Disabilities statutes, presentations, and policy discussions. Resources library: Guardianship and Alternatives, Education and Transition Planning
Provider Profiles: A project of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, and Life Span Institute, University of Kansas (housing the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/11/2020
Nationwide Provider
35 Halsey Street 4th Floor
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-8100
Nationwide Provider
Address:
35 Halsey Street 4th Floor
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-8100
Email: debra.jennings@spanadvocacy.org
Eligibility:

Those who serve families of children with disabilities

Services Provided: Website serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.COVID-19 UPDATE: Continues to offer services through their website 24/7.

  • Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
3573 South Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Phone: 800-424-8360
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
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Address:
3573 South Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Phone: 800-424-8360
Toll Free Phone: 800-313-4200
Service Categories:
Email: info@vfwnationalhome.org
Eligibility: Veterans, current military members, descendants of VFW eligible veterans and their families. Must have children under the age of 18 in their custody.
Services Provided: An on-campus center located in Michigan that provides a productivity-based program open to eligible families of current military personnel, veterans, and descendants of members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. Participating families can be one or both parents with children under age 18 in their custody. Services may include case management, housing, childcare and other support so they can productively work toward goals for a better future.Helpline staff will assist callers with eligibility questions and find additional resources if not eligible.COVID-19 Update: Following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Military Family Service/Support Centers
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
Address:
Service Categories:
Email: Connect@courageousparentsnetwork.org
Services Provided: Primarily online resource that supports families with seriously ill children through:
Education, information, and tools, to address parent's psychological and emotional issues
Community to connect families and minimize isolation
Advocacy for pediatric palliative care
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/2/2020
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 54
Okemos, MI 48805-0054
Phone: 517-381-1940
Nationwide Provider
Address:
PO Box 54
Okemos, MI 48805-0054
Phone: 517-381-1940
Fax: 866-290-5206
Services Provided:

Support group for Fatty Oxidation Disorders. Raises funds for Educational and Networking Services and Programs. Medical information, including information about newborn screening, and support resources.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 755
Perrysburg, OH 43552
Phone: 888-466-2948
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 755
Perrysburg, OH 43552
Phone: 888-466-2948
Toll Free Phone: 888-466-2948
Eligibility: Parents of children in the NICU, anticipating a difficult birth, or transitioning home
Services Provided:

Mission of Graham's Foundation is to support, comfort, inform, and guide families who experience a premature birth.

Programs:

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
Hand to Hold View on Map
Nationwide Provider
13740 Research Blvd., Suite L5
Austin, TX 78750
Phone: 855-424-6428
Nationwide Provider
Address:
13740 Research Blvd., Suite L5
Austin, TX 78750
Phone: 855-424-6428
Toll Free Phone: 855-424-6428
Service Categories:
Email: info@handtohold.org
Services Provided:

Hand to Hold® helps families before, during, and after a NICU stay and infant loss by providing powerful resources for the whole family, and most importantly, one-on-one mentoring from someone who has been there.

Services:

  • Peer Support
  • Online Community
  • Resources (hospital, online, podcast)
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Military Onesource
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Address:
Phone: 800-342-9647
Toll Free Phone: 800-342-9647
Service Categories:
Eligibility: For military families with a special needs family member
Services Provided:

Online resource: A federal government web site, developed by the Educational Opportunities Directorate with support from Navy Lifelines, provides information for military families with special needs. It is designed to share information with military families on Department of Defense efforts and civilian community programs to support families with special needs within the military community.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 42049
Phoenix, AZ 85080
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 42049
Phoenix, AZ 85080
TDD: 866-690-0891
Toll Free Phone: 877-226-8749
Service Categories:
Email: triwest@triwest.com
Eligibility:

Serves western half of the United States.

Services Provided:

Provides for the health care needs of the military and Veteran communities.

Services Include:

  • Doctor locator
  • Pharmacy locator
  • TriCare service center locator for each state
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/1/2021