Foster Care

Description: Children and youth who have alternative living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes due to social, physical or emotional problems or those of another family member. (AIRS YK-8000.200 Foster Children)

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East Providence, RI

55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
Service Categories:
Address: 55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Programs for Foster Parents :
Foster Parent Mentor Program
Foster Parent Support Groups
Foster Parent Support Line 401-438-3900 ext 101 After hours call 800-655-7787

Programs for youth and young adults that were in DCYF care
ASPIRE Initiative- 14-24 financial education and assistance setting goals and saving money
YESS aftercare program ( Youth Establishing Self-Sufficiency) ages 18-21 who are closed to the states family court and DCYF.
A time limited program that provides assistance in locating safe and affordable housing, enrolling in an educational program and identifying employment.

Teen Grants: age 16 -21 who are in DCYF sponsored out of home care provides grants of up to 300.00 for activities that enhance self-esteem,independence and skills.

The Voice Youth Leadership Training & Empowerment Board is a motivated group of teenagers and young adults working together for positive change in the foster care system.
Provider Profiles: 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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/11/2018

Providence, RI

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. [http://youth.as220.org/join/]
Provider Profiles: AS220 Youth works hard to maintain long-term, supportive relationships with youth transitioning out of the RITS and DCYF care. We offer mentoring, transitional jobs, and financial support to the youth who need it the most.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2018
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
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
Family Counseling
School based Counseling in Providence Schools
Outpatient Counseling for children and adults
Walking School Bus
Home visiting programs First Connections and Healthy Families Rhode Island(part of Healthy Families America) [https://www.familyserviceri.org/family-visiting]

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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/18/2018

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
Address: Administrative Office
800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Eligibility: All ages. Program eligibility varies. Northern Rhode Island Coverage area
Services Provided: First Connections
Our First Connections program provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits to women who are pregnant and families with young children from birth to age three.
We provide visits in Burrillville, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield and Woonsocket.

Healthy Families America
Our Healthy Families America program provides free, voluntary, home visits to pregnant women and families with infants until their children turn three. The program is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Services & Supports
Assessment & screening for perinatal depression, drug & alcohol use and domestic violence
Prenatal guidance
Parenting support & guidance
Care coordination
Referrals to other programs

Early Intervention program that is listed separately in the Directory.

Children's Intensive Services
Children's Outpatient Services
We provide a range of office-based, clinical services for and children and families struggling with behavioral health issues.
Treatment Foster Care
Intensive Family Preservation
Home-based program for families funded by DCYF providing intensive wraparound services for families in need of long-term stabilization to avert placement or assist with reunification. Through referral by DCYF only.
Youth Success is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens under age 20, regardless of income.
Addictions and Mental Health Treatment [http://www.communitycareri.org/ProgramsServices/MentalHealthAddictions.aspx]
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. [http://www.communitycareri.org/ProgramsServices/ProgramsServicesOverview.aspx]

Community Care Alliance is also the lead agency for Northern RI Family Care Community Partnership group.
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/9/2018

Nationwide

139 Ocean Ave
Cranston, RI
Phone: 401-481-5483
Organization Name: The Village for RI Foster and Adoptive Families
Address: 139 Ocean Ave
Cranston, RI
Phone: 401-481-5483
Services Provided: Support Groups
The Village currently offers two support groups for foster and adoptive families.
The Peer Support Group is an adult only group. This provides an opportunity for the parent to get out and meet other foster and adoptive parents, to relax and be able to share freely in a non-judgement zone.
The Kinship Care Support Group
For this group, childcare is provided, and kinship caregivers can meet others facing some of the same joys and challenges.

Peer Mentoring
For those who need ongoing or on the spot assistance and answers, the Village offers peer mentoring. A new or experienced foster and/or adoptive parent can be assigned a mentor who has faced similar challenges.

The Open Closet is a service to help resource families find needed items such as clothes, equipment, diapers, books and toys. The Open Closet items are provided through donations and contain both new and gently used items. Open Closet hours are available by appointment.
Provider Profiles: The Village was incorporated in March 2016 as RI’s only foster and adoptive family founded and governed support organization.

The Mission of the Village is to contribute to the development and maintenance of a robust network of healthy, committed, and well trained resource families for children in RI needing out of home care.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/31/2017