Foster Care

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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1229 Main Street
West Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-954-9163
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Organization Name: Grands Flourish, Inc
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Address: 1229 Main Street
West Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-954-9163
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Services Provided: A grandparent’s hub, a place where grandparents can connect to community, share their stories, engage in support groups, learn about resources and celebrate successes.
Provider Profiles: Mission – Our mission is to inspire, empower and preserve grandfamilies by supporting grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use disorder and other traumas to navigate systems and reduce barriers fostering success in their new role as caregivers.
Grands Flourish, Inc is a nonprofit organization that provides supports, services and other resources to grandparents raising grandchildren.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/12/2019

East Providence, RI

55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
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Address: 55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
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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. []
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
294 Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-4960
Address: 294 Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-4960
Services Provided: Boys Town Family Homes
Foster Family Services
In Home Support
Parenting Classes []
Provider Profiles: Boys Town New England has brought life-changing care to tens of thousands of children and families in Rhode Island and surrounding states.

Boys Town New England has four Family Homes that serve adolescents and young children at its Bazarsky Campus. The site also offers Foster Family Services®, In-Home Family Services® and Community Support Services®. For children who have completed Boys Town New England out-of-home programs, Reunification Services are available to help them make a smooth transition back to their families and maintain and improve their treatment gains.

These services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in New England each year.
National Boys Town Hotline 1-800-448-3000
Original Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/31/2018
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) []

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: 7/2/2019
610 Manton Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-274-6310
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Organization Name: The Groden Network
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Address: 610 Manton Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-274-6310
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Eligibility: The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) can make a referral to PFLA to place a child or adolescent in a specialized foster home.
Services Provided: Professional Family Living Arrangement (PFLA) is a treatment
foster care program with a mission to keep children and adolescents
in a less-restrictive home setting while working to achieve an
individual’s full potential. []
Services include: Interdisciplinary treatment planning that includes the PFLA
team, the child/adolescent and family, the referring agency,
and other involved community providers
• Clinical case management and behavioral programming
• Coordination with the individual’s educational program
• PFLA provider training
• Respite care
• Family visitation and training that emphasizes a “parent to
parent” model
• Permanency planning
• Professional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Provider Profiles: The Groden Network’s mission is to support children and adults with autism, and other developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives by:
Providing the most effective educational, therapeutic, and other habilitative services;
Advancing knowledge and best practices through research, education and training;
Involving, educating, and supporting families in caring and advocating for their children.

For additional information, please contact Andrea Neri, PFLA Program Coordinator, at 401-274-6310 x1259 or
Original Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 10/1/2019


139 Ocean Ave
Cranston, RI
Phone: 401-481-5483
Organization Name: The Village for RI Foster and Adoptive Families
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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