Prenatal/postnatal Home Visitation

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Programs staffed by nurses or other trained professionals or volunteers that visit the homes of first-time mothers during pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life to help the women improve their personal health and development during the prenatal period and learn to care for the child following birth. The visits encourage the mothers to maintain good nutrition; and provide information regarding danger signs in pregnancy, preparation for labor and delivery, breastfeeding and other feeding options, baby supplies, basic infant care, newborn behaviors and child development. (AIRS PH-6100.1800-680)

311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
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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
Our caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Programs that focus on early childhood education and family support include:
Basic Need Support
WIC
Childcare
Early Head Start and Head Start [http://www.comcap.org/services/head-start-childcare]
Family Care Community Partnership ( FCCP)
Pre-Kindergarten
The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children aged 2-7 years old.

The Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is a free home based program that supports parents by teaching them the skills they need to teach their children and enhance their development and also supports families with monthly community activities and family events. PAT enrolls pregnant families and families with children up to 1 year old.

Healthy Families America Program - Love that Baby Campaign – The Healthy Families Program is designed to help parents with understanding and caring for their child's needs, building strong parent child connections, breastfeeding and feeding support, and helping children learn and grow to reach their potential. We also help families to connect with other services and supports that they feel they need.
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.
Locations:
CCAP-Coventry Satellite
191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry , RI 02816
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2018
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
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Organization Name: RI Department of Health
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
TDD: RI Relay 711
Eligibility: Children up to 3 years of age, Rhode Island residents
Services Provided: Family Visiting is provided to pregnant women and parents with kids up to age three. We visit you-in your home, or anywhere else you like-and help you with all kinds of free family support services and resources. Free services include nutrition assistant and child development.
Provider Profiles: Telephone above number or text "baby" to 444999
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
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Address:
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided:

Children's Friend & Service has extensive programs to support families in Rhode Island. Please see website for details. 
Programs include:
Early Head Start
Head Start
Child Care

Adoption Support and Preservation
Foster Care
Fatherhood Initiatives
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships FCCP

Home Visiting Programs including:

First Connections
First Connections at Children’s Friend provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three.
Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant first-time mothers and then their newborns. The program pairs expectant mothers with a registered nurse, who provides intensive home visiting services to the mother and her child until the child’s second birthday.

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program

WIC offices have temporarily moved to 153 Summer Street in Providence. Please call ahead to check hours. 401.752.7781 

Early Intervention at Children's Friend is listed separately in the directory. 

Provider Profiles:

Children's Friend provides a comprehensive array of social services that strengthen families, are culturally relevant and support the healthy development of children.
Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 31,488 individuals annually.
Sites in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, we provide a broad array of services for children and families.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
Bristol Warren Family Resource Center
50 Asylum Road
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-1460 x1375
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Organization Name: Bristol Warren Regional Schools
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Address:
Bristol Warren Family Resource Center
50 Asylum Road
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-1460 x1375
Eligibility: Birth to Age 3
Services Provided: Parents as Teachers is a statewide home visiting program providing
information on child's growth and development and includes
Annual Developmental Screenings
Opportunities to meet other parents with children the similar age
Bristol Warren's Parents as Teachers includes a family resource center and a
Child Opportunity Zone
For birth -age 3
Provider Profiles: Program Manager Emily Spence
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
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Organization Name: Meeting Street
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Address:
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Fax: 401-533-9101
Services Provided:

Early Headstart

Meeting Street serves  eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence, RI and  children in New Bedford, MA, through our Early Head Start programs. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.


Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns (younger than two weeks old) with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Olneyville Early Childhood Initiative

The goal of Meeting Street's Early Childhood Initiative in Olneyville is to prepare children in the Olneyville community to enter school healthy and ready to learn.

Early Learning Center 

An inclusive daycare for children of all abilities ages 6 weeks - 5 years 

Pre-K Program

The RI Pre-kindergarten Program is a state-funded program located on the Meeting Street Campus in Providence RI that provides free, high-quality pre-kindergarten classes to eligible children

Provider Profiles:

Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.

At Meeting Street we believe in the power of inclusion and foster it in all we do. Our goal is to create an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together.

Information on Meeting Street Early Intervention Program and The Grace School are listed separately in the directory.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2021
Office of Family Learning- Davisville Academy
50 East Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-541-6350
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Organization Name: North Kingstown School District
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Address:
Office of Family Learning- Davisville Academy
50 East Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-541-6350
Eligibility: Child Outreach- Child living in North Kingstown at ages 3,4, and 5. Parents as Teachers- Child Living in North Kingstown school district
Services Provided: Child Outreach - A free developmental screening by local school districts and overseen by the RI Department of Education.
Children ages 3,4 and 5 are screened for general development, vision, hearing, and
speech and language. contact Mary Nelson at 401-541-6350
Parents as Teachers Program
Provider Profiles: The Office of Family Learning is a vital and active component of the North Kingstown School Department. All Family Learning Programs are school-based or school-linked to enhance and support the district's commitment to student achievement through family learning. As the "Door to the District" we strive to help all families feel engaged in their children's education, supported in their parenting journey, and confident in their ability to be their child's first and best teacher.

As the town's designated Child Opportunity Zone site or COZ (pronounced COZY), we have been serving children and families in our community for over 20 years. Most family education programs are available to all North Kingstown families and many are offered at no charge.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/7/2018
8 Court Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
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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
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
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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
9 Cortland Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-421-1095
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Organization Name: Federal Hill House Association
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Address:
9 Cortland Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-421-1095
Eligibility:

The hours for the Early Learning Center are Monday – Friday, 6:30am to 6:00pm. Federal Hill house accepts private pay and Department of Human Services (DHS) subsidies.

Services Provided:

Bundles of Joy Resource Center 
Home Visiting Program Parents as Teachers link

The PAT program engages parents during the critical time of their child’s early formative years (ages 0-4), as well as offers information to detect developmental delays and health issues. Parent peer educators visit families with young children to provide resources and support, and lead monthly playgroups where parents can connect with their peers.

The program is available in both English and Spanish and is a national, evidence-based model funded through the Rhode Island Department of Health. More information on the model can be found at www.parentsasteachers.org.

Early Learning Center link

Our Early Learning Center serves as a safe, educational, and imaginative place for your child to grow. Children ages 18 months to 5 years progress through toddler, pre-school, and Pre-K classrooms, and graduate ready for Kindergarten.

Before/After School Programs link

The School Age Child Care (SACC) program offers before and after school programming that engages children with enrichment activities, homework assistance, arts and crafts, outdoor play, and transportation to and from school.

Provider Profiles:

Federal Hill House provides vital community based services to adults, children, seniors, and working families.

Our services are designed to provide clients with opportunities to succeed and achieve their life potential.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2021
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
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Address:
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
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 including Home Visiting programs Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Healthy Families America [http://bvcap.org/family-services/]
Rhode Island Works and Education and Job Training Programs [http://bvcap.org/education-and-job-training/]
Basic Needs including food pantry and Project undercover(diapers) [http://bvcap.org/emergency-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: 2/14/2019
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
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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
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
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Address:
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Services Provided:

The services we offer help make sure everyone can reach their full potential. This may mean solving immediate challenges, like access to food or housing. Or, it may mean getting and staying healthy for life. There’s medical and dental care, behavioral health care, human services and community programs. We help children, youth, families, adults and elders. EBCAP has over 20 services. Our programs focus to improve health, social, and educational outcomes through the strengthening of parent-child relationships, evidence-based curriculum, and skill development.

Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Early Childhood Education Programs link

Parents as Teachers link

Healthy Families America link

The services provided by EBCAP include:

Head Start and Early Head Start services; Even Start;

family health and dental services;

family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs;

youth programs;

the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC); the Newport Skills Alliance; youth services; and senior services including case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).

Provider Profiles:

East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of RI's east bay: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown.
A number of satellite locations for WIC:
Tiverton -401-625-1364
Newport 401-619-5970
Bristol -401-253-7577

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
Tower Street Community Center
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2733
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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 [https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/2240]
Parents as Teachers program [https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/2241]
Before/after school child care 401-348-2788
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: 9/11/2018
14 Woodruff Avenue
Suite 7
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-0500
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Organization Name: South County Health
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Address:
14 Woodruff Avenue
Suite 7
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-0500
Eligibility: Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick and Westerly
Services Provided: First Connections Home Visiting Program age 0-3 South County Home Health provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions they may have, and conduct comprehensive assessments. Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources. If a child does not have a medical home, we can help the family find one.

Healthy Families America HFA is the primary home visiting model best equipped to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Services begin prenatally or right after the birth of a baby and are offered voluntarily long term (3 years after the birth of the baby).

Pediatric Care : Our pediatric nursing care specialists provide comprehensive, high quality care to children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 18. The children in our care live with diverse diagnoses, including: Ventilator support, Respiratory disorders, Seizure disorders, Cerebral palsy, Autism, Cardiac Anomalies
Managing these conditions require training, experience, and services that meet the specific needs of the families.

New moms have lots of questions; our visiting nurses have the answers. Working with your doctors, our experienced registered nurses can offer invaluable help after the birth of your baby. They ensure the continued health of you and your newborn and coordinate your care in the comfort and privacy of your home. Your nurse will complete a full health assessment of you and your baby and will also evaluate the home environment to make certain it promotes safety and the good health of your infant.
Provider Profiles: Caring for a newborn baby can be challenging, especially during the first several weeks. South County Home Health nurses can give you the support you need during this time.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/29/2018
1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2100
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Address:
1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2100
Toll Free Phone: 800-456-1195
Fax: 401-682-2111
Email: info@vnsri.org
Eligibility: Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren
Services Provided:

Home Care:
Infants and children who have had surgery, an injury, or an illness.
Wound and cast care
Care for Asthma, new diabetics, seizure disorders
Medication administration
Physical, occupational, or speech therapies
Instruction in use of home medical equipment
Care for premature infants from Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Linkages to community resources.

Women with early maternity discharge and post-partum complications.
Breast feeding instruction and support
Wound care
Post partum care and monitoring for complications
Nutritional support
Assessment for maternal depression

First Connections at VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services. [https://www.vnsri.org/Home-Care/First-Connections-Program.aspx] Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions they may have, and conduct comprehensive assessments. If needed, home visitors can make arrangements for interpretation services during home visits and link families with medical homes and social services. Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources.

Provider Profiles:

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties is an independent, non-profit home health agency that cares for people of all ages, from mothers and newborns to seniors with chronic illnesses to patients with terminal illnesses at end of life. We are not a division of any larger health care organization; the VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties is your independent, local VNS that brings quality health care to patients and families at home and in community settings.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/5/2021
Child and Family Services
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4020
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Organization Name: Care New England Health System
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Address:
Child and Family Services
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4020
Email: info@provctr.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: all ages
Services Provided: Child and Family Services [ https://providencecenter.org/services/child-and-family]
including Healthy Families America and Incredible Year Parenting Classes

See above web link for list of child and family services as the center provides extensive programs.

Adult Services:[https://providencecenter.org/services/adult-services]

Women Services including Project Link, an outpatient treatment program that specializes in improving the health and well-being of pregnant women and women with young children who are impacted by substance abuse and mental health issues.
[https://providencecenter.org/services/adult-services/womens-day]
Provider Profiles: The Providence Center is also one of Rhode Island's Community Mental Health Centers providing care to adults. The mission is to help adults, adolescents and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting.

The Providence Center School-information on separate entry
Anchor Learning Academy a substance recovery High School-information on separate entry.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/18/2019
2228 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-432-4330
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Address:
2228 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-432-4330
Toll Free Phone: 866-728-4968
Fax: 314-432-8963
Email: info@parentsasteachers.org
Eligibility: At-risk families with children under the age of 5.
Services Provided: Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten. By administering home visits to families, developing curricula, training professionals and advocating for children and family.
Locate a Parents as Teachers program in your area.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 11/7/2019