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Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in a wide range of recreational, cultural, social and civic activities through membership in clubs, scout troops and other youth groups whose purpose is to help youngsters develop their potential and grow into healthy, educated, responsible and productive adults. (AIRS PS-9800)

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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.
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Email: info@comcap.org
Eligibility:

Resident of Rhode Island and catchment areas are Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry, though some programs are statewide. Eligibility varies with programs.

Services Provided:

Multiple locations and caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Family Support and Services link

  • WIC
  • Healthy Families America and Love that Baby
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP)
  • RIWorks

Childcare, Early Head Start and Head Start link

Learn to Earn youth summer employment  link

See website for information on all programs.

Provider Profiles:

Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.

CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.
Additional information on locations link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
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
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-0701
Address:
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-0701
Services Provided:

AS220 Youth is a free arts education program for young people ages 14-21, with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the state. 

Check with AS220 Youth Studio for information relating to program offerings and Covid   

Provider Profiles:

AS220 Youth is a nationally recognized, award-winning after-school educational program and creative incubator for young people. Serving young people ages 14-21 with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the state, the program strives to dismantle the pipeline to prison by empowering  at-risk, beyond-risk and incarcerated youth through arts, culture and collective action.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
Statewide Provider
Regional Headquarters, Best Buddies
529 Main Street Suite 202
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-778-0522
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Best Buddies International
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Address:
Regional Headquarters, Best Buddies
529 Main Street Suite 202
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-778-0522
Email: massachusetts@bestbuddies.org
Services Provided:

Best Buddies Rhode Island offers One-to-One Friendship and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting individuals with and without disabilities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

One-to-One Friendship Program Information

Provider Profiles:

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

In 2018, BBMA and BBRI merged in an effort to combine resources to ensure continued growth and increase opportunities for expansion in both states.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
Statewide Provider
State 4-H Office
75 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-9412
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: 4-H Foundation
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Address:
State 4-H Office
75 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-9412
Fax: 401-874-2435
Eligibility:

Youth ages 5-18.

Services Provided:

Our programs focus on science, health, and developing life skills.

About 4H

  • Community Clubs
  • Project Clubs
  • Individual Memberships

Example of Programs

  • Animal Projects
  • Science and Technology
  • Healthy Living
  • Leadership and Life Skills
  • Fairs

Get Involved

Provider Profiles:

Youth participating in 4-H activities have opportunities to offer positive contributions to our diverse and changing society.

RI 4-H is the youth outreach education program of Cooperative Extension in the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences.
4-H offers opportunities for Belonging – young people don’t just join 4-H. . .they belong!

Christina DiCenzo , 4-H Program Coordinator

401-874-9412 – cdicenzo@uri.edu

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/30/2022
769 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-443-2869
Address:
769 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-443-2869
Email: info@girlsrockri.org
Eligibility: youth programs from ages 11-18
Services Provided:

Programs include:

  • Classes
  • Group lessons
  • Gear loan program
  • Gender discussion group (ages 14-18)
  • Youth "Drop In" 

Youth Rock Camp: is an intensive one-week day camp offered to youth ages 11-17, where campers of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn guitar, bass, drums, vocals, or other instruments. Campers will also form a band, write an original song, and perform at the final Showcase for friends, family, and fans!

Provider Profiles:

Girls Rock! Rhode Island is a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
705 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-751-4556
Address:
705 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-751-4556
Email: info@newurbanarts.org
Eligibility:

If you are a Providence-area high school student, you are eligible to participate in New Urban Arts’ free after-school arts programs. Registration is open year-round.

Services Provided:

School year programs link

  • Youth Mentorship in the Arts
  • Artist Mentor Professional Development Program
  • The Studio Team Advisory Board (STAB)
  • A Life After School (ALAS)
  • Vacation Week Residencies
  • Summer Art Internships 

Provider Profiles:

Our free, year-round out-of-school programs promote sustained mentoring relationships between urban high school students and trained artist mentors—who, together, engage in youth leadership, risk taking, collaboration, and self-directed learning.

All our youth programs are offered free of charge and provide after-school snacks, free bus passes, tutoring, and homework help.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Address:
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Email: info@ricj.org
Eligibility:

ages 14-18

Services Provided:

Youth Empowerment Programs link

Please contact for program updates due to Covid.


Project Respect: Exploring Leadership & Social Justice
and intentional community building. Designed as a residential
leadership institute for young people between the ages of 14 and
17 and scholarships are available. 

Youth Action Council: Engages camp alumni during the academic year and builds on what was learned during Project RESPECT with the focus of turning passion for social justice into action for positive social change. 

Summer Employment: Youth Facilitating for Change (YFC) is an intensive, six-week summer jobs program—funded through the City of Providence—in which professional RICJ facilitators train and certify youth as peer-to-peer social justice facilitators. 

Young Womxn's  Equity Coalition: A New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training & Mentoring Program for BIPOC Young Womxn in Rhode Island. link 

Juvenile Justice link

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainings link

Provider Profiles:

Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ) is a social justice nonprofit dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and racism and promoting understanding among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education. It is our purpose to transform communities to be more inclusive and just by empowering people to lead institutional change. We are the voice that calls people to common ground, with respect for differences but with the understanding that people of all backgrounds have common values and needs that unite them.

Website is in process of updating

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2022
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
743 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-5626
Address:
743 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-5626
Email: info@youthprideri.org
Services Provided:

Youth Pride has extensive programs and Services Information  

  • Drop-in Center
  • Support Groups- Gender Spectrum, The Way Out and Under 13
  • Crisis Intervention and Case Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Basic Needs Pantry
Provider Profiles:

Youth Pride Inc. (YPI) is an affirming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning young people to build community, develop connections and be themselves. Youth come together from a wide range of backgrounds and join with one another over common issues and activities, sometimes as simple as playing video games or sharing a meal. All of our programs are free of charge and include individual counseling, weekly discussion groups, leadership trainings, social events and wellness activities. In the end, youth experiences at YPI can be transformative.

Recognizing that LBGTQQ youth exist outside of YPI, we also provide professional development and training for youth service providers, social service organizations and schools so they have the information and resources to treat all youth with respect and dignity.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
Young Voices View on Map
204 Westminster Street, Ste 2A
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-8218
Address:
204 Westminster Street, Ste 2A
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-8218
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: 8/3/2022
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-305-5920
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program CCAP
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Address:
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-305-5920
Eligibility: Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years of age
Services Provided:

In School Youth Ages 14 – 21- Youth enrolled in a middle school or high school at the current time.

Drop out prevention tutoring Program

Summer jobs

Workforce readiness

Free job training

Skills Center Services: For Out of School Youth ages 16 – 24

Youth who have dropped out of high school or have a High School diploma and are looking for further education or Employment services. 

GED Classes

Free occupational/job skill trainings

Financial Literacy classes

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/6/2020
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
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Address:
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Eligibility:

Ages 14-24

Services Provided:
  • Work Readiness
  • GED Classes
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Earn to Learn
  • Paid Work Experience Program
  • Case Management
Provider Profiles:

CCAP’s Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 – 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program. Cash incentives and bus tickets are given to those who qualify.

Ages 14 to 24

Satellite Office:  One-Stop Career Center – Providence,  netWORKri, One Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02905 – 401.480.8984

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
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Address:
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility:

14-24

The Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 primarily serves youth in the Northern Rhode Island area but can serve all Rhode Island youth except those residents of Cranston and Providence.

Services Provided:

Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience

Provider Profiles:

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.

Mailing Address: 

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411

C/O Family Resources Community Action

245 Main Street

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/8/2021
650 Suffolk Street
450
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 617-506-6041
Organization Name: Epilepsy Foundation of New England
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Address:
650 Suffolk Street
450
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 617-506-6041
Fax: 617-506-6047
Email: info@epilepsynewengland.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Services Provided:
  • Resource Center
  • Education and Training
  • Family Programs and Support
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Camps link
  • Camp Matty RI link
Provider Profiles:

Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy Foundation New England is an independent affiliate of Epilepsy Foundation of America; we serve the approximately 100,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island affected by epilepsy and the people who care for them. Our vision statement is Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/8/2022
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4615
Organization Name: RI Department of Health
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4615
Eligibility:

Grade 8 thru age 22 

Services Provided:

Trainings
State wide youth led conference with national speakers

  • Focus on social and emotional health learning areas, by introducing programming that will serve as ongoing foundations of knowledge and skill building.
  • Provide a conference design that includes participatory pre-work to inform event-day programming and tailor activities to individualized abilities.
  • Engage 500 youth with special healthcare needs and diverse learners by providing a fun, rich learning experience and creating leadership frameworks participants can pull from before, during, and after the conference.
Provider Profiles:

Dare to Dream (D2D) is a learning pathway for youth with special healthcare needs and diverse learners in grade 8 to age 21. The D2D Initiative focuses on creating and providing resources and activities to assist youth in developing and leading healthy lives as they move through transitional periods.

The Rhode Island Department of Health, in collaboration with State partners including the Office of Rehabilitation Services and Rhode Island Department of Education, have held an annual D2D youth leadership conference for more than ten years.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/11/2022
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
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: 11/3/2022
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-351-2750
Eligibility:

Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)

Services Provided:
  • Head Start
  • Employment & Training
  • Food Bank
  • FCCP
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP)
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 Agency has 12 Locations across the state. Helping individuals and families on the road to self-sufficiency since 1964."

Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
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
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: 11/3/2022
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

North Providence Location

  • Youth Prevention Services
  • Employment & Training
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Program
  • Health Center

Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

Education, Employment & Training for youth and adults link

Basic Needs Assistance Food and Fuel

Rental Housing Assistance link

Senior and Disabled Adults Programs link 

Health Center link

Provider Profiles:

We offer programs to assist with all aspects of life including health, behavioral health services, dental/oral health, adult and early childhood education, employment and training, housing, emergency services, nutrition, energy and conservation, youth opportunity and prevention programs, and senior services.

Multiple locations link

Johnston main office, North Providence, North Kingstown, Charlestown, North Providence, Pascoag, Wakefield, Westerly.

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: 8/29/2022
Statewide Provider
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5887
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Rhode Island Department of Health(RIDOH)
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5887
Service Categories:
Email: info.YAC@ripin.org
Wheelchair Access: yes
Eligibility:

Youth and young adults (age 14-24) of all abilities that are interested in health and transition topics that impact their lives.

Meeting virtually at this time 

If interested, fill out a short interest survey and Romeo or Kathy will follow up with you.  link

Services Provided:

Youth Council at Rhode Island Department of Health since 2012 

We welcome new members!

  • Provide feedback on Health programs
  • Positive youth development
  • Learn about Transition to Adulthood key topics
  • Featured role in annual Dare to Dream student leadership conference
  • Paid leadership opportunities

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Office of Special Needs. 

Meeting both virtually and in-person.

Provider Profiles:

The Rhode Island Department of Health( RIDOH) Youth Advisory Council is a dynamic and inclusive group of young people and mentors that meets monthly from September-June. Nationally recognized as an Emerging Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), members learn about public health topics and have the opportunity to provide feedback concerning RIDOH programs that impact youth.

The Council also serves as part of the planning committee for the statewide annual student leadership conference titled, Dare to Dream 2.0.

Meeting Dates

4:00-5:00 p.m. while meeting remotely

September 29, 2022

October 27, 2022

November 17, 2022

December 22, 2022

January 26, 2023

February 23, 2023

March 23, 2023

April 6, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 11, 2023

May 16, 2023

May 23, 2023

 

Meeting in-person and via Zoom

This is the perfect time to try the YAC out!

Contact:

Text Romeo Perez, YAC chairperson, at 401-378-2337

Call Kathy Kuiper, YAC mentor, at 401-222-5887

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/20/2022
Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Address:
Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Eligibility:

a variety of incredible camp programs for children with a serious illness and their families at no cost to the families.

Services Provided:

Tour the camp Link

Summer camp Link

Hero's Journey (teens) Link

Leader's in Training Program for former campers ages 17-19 Link

Weekend Programs

Parent Programs

Provider Profiles:

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood, where every kid can “raise a little hell.”

Held at the Camp’s facility in Ashford, Connecticut, Camp’s signature summer
program consists of seven, weeklong sessions for seriously ill children aged 7-15, and one session for their siblings

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
Statewide Provider
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-521-1100
Statewide Provider
Address:
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-521-1100
Wheelchair Access: The theater is fully wheelchair accessible, with elevator services to the Chace Theater on the second floor. Please see a front of house staff member for assistance.
Services Provided:

Trinity Rep’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our diverse community in a continuing dialogue.

Assistive Listening Devices available

Education for community members link

Trinity Rep’s Active Imagination Network 

Children and Teen Programs

Summer Programs and Camps link

Young Actors Summer Institute

Teen Ambassadors and Youth Internships

Provider Profiles:

The Pell Chafee Performance Center, located at 87 Empire Street, is home to our Brown/Trinity Rep MFA performances and education programs.

Trinity Rep offers a series of accessible programs and offerings to meet the needs of the theater’s diverse audience. Tickets for open captioned performances and sensory-friendly performances are available for each production every season, and even come in subscription packages. link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2022
1992 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-475-0653
Organization Name: Social Sparks, Inc.
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Address:
1992 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-475-0653
Fax: 401-475-0729
Email: info@socialsparksri.com
Eligibility: Children and young adults ages 3-25 and adults ages 18-65 Blue Cross Blue Shield, Neighborhood Health, United Behavioral Health, Tufts with Self Pay Options .
Services Provided:

Intake Assessment first appointment [https://www.socialsparksri.com/new-clients]
Individual therapy
Adult therapy
Group therapy
Family therapy
Interest-based clubs

Social Skills Groups

Programs target:
Self-management
Self-Awareness
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Skills
Social Awareness
Mindfulness

Provider Profiles:

Social Sparks is a Social Emotional Learning Center where we strive to provide services to a diverse clientele through unique, individualized strategies and curricula. We aim to make therapy accessible to all and accommodate and differentiate throughout our therapy to meet the ever growing needs of clients and groups as a whole. Our goal is to provide essential life skills for individuals to successfully socialize, regulate and navigate through life.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
Organization Name: US Department of Labor
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Address:
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
TDD: 877-889-5627
Toll Free Phone: 800-733-5627
Eligibility:

ages 16-24

Services Provided:

Exeter Job Corps Center also offers career planning, on-the-job training, and job placement, driver's education and English language learning, along with benefits including residential housing, food service, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance, and a clothing allowance.


At Exeter Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Provider Profiles:

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998).

For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
222 Washington Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program CCAP
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Address:
222 Washington Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
Eligibility:

Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years.

Services provided are based upon individual need and range from educational offerings to occupational skills training, job placement services and connection to needed social services.

Services Provided:

YouthWORKS411 Youth Center Services: For In-School Youth Middle School-High School

  • Dropout prevention tutoring program
  • Summer Employment
  • Homework helps Club after School
  • Community Service Projects
  • College Assistant Program
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Paid Work Experience Placements
  • GED classes
  • Free Occupational Skills Training/ Job training programs
  • Certified National Retail Federation Customer Service Training Program
  • Life Skills and Leadership Development
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Adult Mentoring

Skills Center: Ages 16-24

Youth who have dropped out of high school or have a High School diploma and are looking for further education or Employment services.

  • GED classes
  • Free Occupational Skills Training/ Job training programs
  • Certified National Retail Federation Customer Service Training Program
  • Work Readiness Workshop
  • Paid Work Experience opportunities
  • College Assistance Programs
  • Life Skills and Leadership Development
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Adult Mentoring

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
ASTRO View on Map
120 Webster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-255-2911
Address:
120 Webster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-255-2911
Email: astrocurricular@gmail.com
Services Provided:

ASTRO Academy Adults

ASTRO Academy Youth

Advanced Coursework Network ACN

Summer Camps link

Mentoring 

Group Therapy

Adult Daycare

Translation Services 

Provider Profiles:

ASTRO stands for Arts, Sports, Technology and Resource Organization.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2021
PO Box 5299
Wakefield, RI 02880
Phone: 401-783-7000
Organization Name: Camp JORI
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Address:
PO Box 5299
Wakefield, RI 02880
Phone: 401-783-7000
Email: info@campjori.com
Eligibility:

Camp JORI, on 75 pristine acres in Wakefield, Rhode Island, is a co-ed Jewish overnight and day camp for children in grades K-10. Our comprehensive program of sports, arts, adventure and special activities is enhanced by our Jewish and Israeli culture and our strong sense of “TACEO”- Taking Care of Each Other.

Reaching Up (ages 11-14) is an inclusive program for both Day and Overnight campers that makes JORI accessible for all children.

Services Provided:

Campers who may require some additional support in cognitive skills or social-emotional coaching will have that extra staff attention. Through the camp experience, the camper will expand language and communications, improve social skills, develop friendships, and expand self-awareness. The program has credentialed adult professionals and our counselors are trained and well-supervised in a supported camp environment.

Provider Profiles:

Since its beginning in 1937 as the summer program of the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island (JORI), campers have enjoyed summers in a nurturing, family-like environment.

Camp JORI sits on over 72 acres of pristine woodland, on the largest lake in Rhode Island with an exceptional waterfront for boating and fishing.  The site is surrounded by Nature Conservancy protected land. When you come into camp you are welcomed at the visitor center and then you begin the JORI experience.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2021
Statewide Provider
Episcopal Conference Center
872 Reservoir Road
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-568-4055
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Episcopal Conference Center (ECC)
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Address:
Episcopal Conference Center
872 Reservoir Road
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-568-4055
Services Provided:
  • Overnight camps for children and teen's.
  • Special session's for Family Camp (sold out)
  • Young Leaders Program
  • Bridge Camp for campers age 10+ who need additional support. See information below.

Provider Profiles:

Registration starts January 19, 2022

Bridge Camp Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8  is open to individuals with special needs ages 10 and up We are thrilled to welcome our Bridge Campers back to camp! 

Parents and friends of young adults or adults with special needs should contact Meaghan at director@eccri.org for more information. *Campers with some special needs have been part of our regular sessions for years, and are still invited to participate as they have before. This camp is designed for young people who might not be able to attend a regular camp session.


Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/20/2022
1911 Westminster
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-525-1822
Address:
1911 Westminster
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-525-1822
Eligibility:

Program costs vary and financial assistance may be available

Services Provided:

Classes and workshops for teens and adults [http://www.recycleabike.org/#classesworkshops]

Teen summer camp
Internship program with The Met High School
Open shop hours to buy parts, bikes or self repair
Tuesday 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Provider Profiles:

Educating, empowering, and building community by connecting people and bicycles

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
ARISE View on Map
151 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-254-3505 x5829
Address:
151 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-254-3505 x5829
Email: hello@ariseducation.org
Services Provided:

Positive Youth Leadership Development
Youth Leadership Programs
After-School Programs at Classical, Central and Alvarez High Schools
SAT Prep
Summer Programs 

Provider Profiles:

We mobilize policy, programs, and partnerships to prepare, promote and empower Rhode Island’s Southeast Asian students for educational and career success. These programs empower youth to advocate for their communities and prepare youth for academic and career success.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/14/2022
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-ARTS
Organization Name: Providence Center for Performing Arts
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Address:
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-ARTS
Eligibility:

10-17 Children and youth interested in the performing arts. Scholarships available.

Services Provided:

Next Stop BROADWAY® is a week-long performing arts program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. Participants (“cast members”) learn songs and choreography from two hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and create their own presentations based on shows in the upcoming PPAC season and other hit musicals. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week “edu-tainment” segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
Statewide Provider
77 Eddy Street
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-553-2500
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: City Year, Inc.
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Address:
77 Eddy Street
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-553-2500
Eligibility:
  • Have a high school diploma or GED by start of service
  • Be able to dedicate 11 months to full-time service
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien
  • Have served no more than three terms in another AmeriCorps, NCCC or VISTA program
  • Agree to a background or security check
Services Provided:

11 month program
Leadership Training and paid community service

City Year is one national organization with 29 locations nationwide. You may select your location preference and up to three additional locations.

If you are willing to serve anywhere, you should apply to “serve where most needed” and you will be placed at the site with the most open positions at the time.

Provider Profiles:

City Year,Inc. is a national service organization for young adults, ages 17-24, to participate in full time community service typically within area schools, for the improvement of urban neighborhoods. An Americorp program.

The term of service for AmeriCorps members begins in late July or early August of each year. Exact dates vary by location and generally follow the local school year calendar.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/2/2022
P.O. 780
Wyoming, RI 02898
Address:
P.O. 780
Wyoming, RI 02898
Email: info@charihoyouth.org
Services Provided:

Ambassadors https://www.charihoyouth.org/ambassadors 

Mental Health Promotion

Helping Populations of Need

Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles

Substance Abuse Prevention

Strong Arms Support Group https://www.charihoyouth.org/strong-arms-support-group

Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to educate, empower, and engage youth and adults in order to create a sense of community, to promote wellness, and to sustain opportunity for Chariho voices to be heard.

Facilitate conversations to address the concerns and passions of the community regarding health and wellness.  

​Support the community through a comprehensive, evidence-based approach and provide resources, education, and outreach.

Through authentic youth engagement we will ensure that all young people will have a seat at the table of their choosing and provide opportunities for leadership.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/13/2022
Address:
Woonsocket, RI
Service Categories:
Email: WATCHCoalition@gmail.com
Eligibility:

Must be a Woonsocket resident between ages 13 and 21.

Click link below for more information: https://tiny.cc/YEWJobPost

Services Provided:

Weekly meetings are Thursdays at 6:30pm

Provider Profiles:

The WATCH Coalition and Woonsocket Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Youth Ambassadors provide insight on teen health concerns, contribute to discussions around how to address these concerns, provide support on distributing information to their peers, and serve as advocates for health equity within the community and state.

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 5/31/2022
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Address:
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Email: info@svdpri.org
Services Provided:
  • Basic Needs including food pantry
  • Financial Education
  • Youth Leadership
Provider Profiles:

The mission of SVDP Rhode Island is to be an inclusive community that fosters personal transformation through friendship with and comprehensive service to those in need.

We envision a world in which faith, hope, and love transform communities and lives, and our service to those in need nurtures a just society for all.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
6171 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-398-0606
Address:
6171 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-398-0606
Email: info@talentfactoryri.com
Services Provided:

Go to website to see the extensive list of programs  link

Information on Adaptive Dance classes for children and adults link

Provider Profiles:

Our mission at the Talent Factory is to offer high caliber training while providing students with a positive and friendly atmosphere. 

Whether your passion is tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop or musical theatre, you will find a class that meets your needs. We offer instruction for all ages and skill levels from combo classes starting at 2 years old through professional caliber instruction for young adults, as well as adult classes which are a great way to stay fit. The Talent Factory also offers a variety of competitive performance teams for the more serious student.

Additional location

The Talent Factory

144 Metro Centre

Warwick, RI 02886 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
144 Metro Centre Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-398-0606
Address:
144 Metro Centre Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-398-0606
Email: info@talentfactoryri.com
Services Provided:

Go to website to see the extensive list of programs  link

Information on Adaptive Dance classes for children and adults link

Provider Profiles:

Our mission at the Talent Factory is to offer high caliber training while providing students with a positive and friendly atmosphere. 

Whether your passion is tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop or musical theatre, you will find a class that meets your needs. We offer instruction for all ages and skill levels from combo classes starting at 2 years old through professional caliber instruction for young adults, as well as adult classes which are a great way to stay fit. The Talent Factory also offers a variety of competitive performance teams for the more serious student.

Additional location

The Talent Factory

6171 Post Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Statewide Provider
500 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-331-4500
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
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Address:
500 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-331-4500
Eligibility:

Any girls in grades K-12 can join Girl Scouts. 

Girls are placed in the appropriate grade level according to what grade they're in at school, as show above. 

Services Provided:
  • Activities
  • Community Service Projects
  • Leadership Building
  • Camp
Provider Profiles:

Girls make new friends, challenge themselves, write their own stories, and take action to change the world for the better. 

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on four key areas:

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Outdoors
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship 
Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
61 Camp Yawgoog Road
Rockville, RI 02873
Phone: 401-539-2311
Organization Name: Boy Scouts of America-Narragansett Council
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Address:
61 Camp Yawgoog Road
Rockville, RI 02873
Phone: 401-539-2311
Fax: 401-539-0760
Email: campyawgoog@scouting.org
Eligibility:

Day and Overnight Camps

Services Provided:
  • Day Camp link
  • Friends, Fun, Adventure link (Scouts can attend without their troop) 
  • Webelo Outdoor Adventure link
  • Yawgoog Leadership Experience link
  • National Youth Leadership Training link
Provider Profiles:

Founded in 1916 as "A Scout Adventureland Forever", Camp Yawgoog is situated on 1800 acres of beautiful wilderness in Rockville, Rhode Island. Yawgoog is divided into three separate Camps: Camp Three PointCamp Medicine Bow and Camp Sandy Beach. All three camps share  program facilities. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
550 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-0750
Address:
550 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-0750
Email: MDRURY@BGCPROV.ORG
Services Provided:

Before and After School Care link

Swim Lessons and team link

Teen link

Provider Profiles:

We provide diverse youth between the ages of 6-18 per year a safe and secure environment for help with homework, childcare, mentoring, athletic activities, and educational and career development opportunities.

Locations in Providence

CHAD BROWN
FOX POINT
HARTFORD PARK
MANTON HEIGHTS
ROGER WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL
SOUTH SIDE
WANSKUCK

Information on Boys and Girls Clubs in Rhode Island BGCRI

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
115 Williams Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-434-6776
Address:
115 Williams Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-434-6776
Email: info@epbgc.org
Provider Profiles:

To inspire, enable, educate, and reach out to all young people in East Providence, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Locations

Williams Avenue

Hennessey School

Martin Middle School

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-847-6927
Address:
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-847-6927
Services Provided:

Childcare

Summer Camp at Camp Grosvenor

Aquatics

Sports

Teens

Provider Profiles:

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County was founded in 1956 to provide a safe haven for youth where they could find encouragement toward bright futures.

Other Locations

North End Clubhouse

Florence Gray Center

1 York Street

Newport, RI  02840

401-847-4592

Camp Grosvenor

11 Miner Road

Saunderstown, RI  02874

401-295-1320

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
One Moeller Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-722-8840
Address:
One Moeller Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-722-8840
Provider Profiles:

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket is to inspire and enable the young people of Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Boston, MA 02139
Phone: 617-864-2921
Organization Name: Next Step Fund, Inc.
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Address:
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Boston, MA 02139
Phone: 617-864-2921
Email: info@nextstepnet.org
Eligibility:

At Next Step, we work with young people 16-29 years old who are living with both the immediate and long-term impact of cancer, HIV/AIDS or rare genetic disorders.

Services Provided:
  • Community
  • Music
  • Mentorship
Provider Profiles:

Next Step shatters limitations and elevates aspirations of young people with serious illness during their transition to adulthood.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/26/2022
P.O. Box 29163
Providence, RI 02909
Address:
P.O. Box 29163
Providence, RI 02909
Services Provided:

Educational Leadership Development

Cultural Education and Exploration Program

Summer Wellness Program

Provider Profiles:

Mission: To provide BIPOC youth ages 13-18 from marginalized identities equitable access to international & domestic cultural exploration through travel, utilizing travel as the vehicle to discuss the importance of health & wellnessglobal citizenshipself awarenessleadership and ubuntu.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/1/2022
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 215
Decorah, IA 52101
Nationwide Provider
Address:
PO Box 215
Decorah, IA 52101
Toll Free Phone: 800-580-6199
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Advocates for youth rights and empowers them to be equal partners in the process of change. A youth-driven, chapter-based organization that raises awareness around youth issues- including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

Provider Profiles:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm EST.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/18/2022