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Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment. (AIRS PH-1400.5000)

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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.
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
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
P.O.Box 5853
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 508-212-8883
Address:
P.O.Box 5853
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 508-212-8883
Email: info@youngvoicesri.org
Eligibility: 14-19
Services Provided:

Programs

  • Leadership Transformation Academy
  • Student Advocacy 
  • Civic Leadership
Provider Profiles:

Young Voices is a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates, who partner with our State’s major leaders to create systemic reform and policy change that improve the lives of thousands of youth across the state.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
Address:
55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
Services Provided:

Adult Education

Summer Camp Grant link

Storefront Supplies

Programs for youth:

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Foster Forward (formerly the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children, young adults, and families whose lives have been impacted by foster care.
Through a wide range of innovative programs and services, we prepare foster children and teens to live independently and empower them to become successful adults. We assist foster families as they navigate the child welfare system and manage the health and well-being of children in their care. And we implement data-driven practices to improve outcomes for our clients—and for foster children and families nationwide.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/22/2021
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
1005 Main Street
Suite 2233
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-263-3045
Address:
1005 Main Street
Suite 2233
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-263-3045
Services Provided:

Adult  Inclusive Art Classes

Portfolio Development

Workshop Space

Gallery

Self-Employment and Job Coaching

Membership link

Provider Profiles:

At the OC, we meet our Members at their own individual skill levels and we provide opportunities and a space to learn and grow as artists and as people. Our team consists of formally trained artists, educators, professionals and compassionate mentors whose passion is to encourage and promote creativity as a form of expression and communication. Through experience and training, we understand the needs of the amazing individuals of the I/DD community, which allows us an advantage in helping our Members grow into their best selves.

To become a Member or further information about becoming a Member and to visit Outsider Collective’s center and gallery, please contact:

Jess Angelone, Director
401-263-3045outsidercollective401@gmail.com

Carrie Hyde, Director
781-367-3008outsidercollective401@gmail.com

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Nationwide Provider
Address:
12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Fax: 301-948-6776
Email: info@fatherhood.org
Eligibility: For peer fathers or for fatherless children.
Services Provided: The National Fatherhood Initiative aims to improve the well-being of children through the promotion of responsible fatherhood.
Fatherhood program locator.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/6/2020