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Programs that provide substitute parental care in a group setting for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals as appropriate. (AIRS PH-1250)

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-2605
Eligibility: Residents of Washington County and West Greenwich. Program participation are subject to eligiblity requirements
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start
Joyful Learning Child Academy
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Senior and Disabled Adult Services
Heating Assistance (by appointment)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
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: 8/26/2019
9 Cortland Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-421-4722
Organization Name: Federal Hill House
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9 Cortland Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-421-4722
Services Provided: Bundles of Joy Resource Center
Home Visiting Program Parents as Teachers
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: 1/4/2017
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
1515 North Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-341-4100
Organization Name: Child Care Aware of America
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1515 North Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-341-4100
TDD: 866-278-9428
Fax: 703-341-4101
Eligibility: All children and families.
Services Provided: Operates a toll-free referral line and national website where parents and child care providers can receive information about finding, choosing, and paying for child care, and referrals to local child care resource and referral agencies to receive individualized assistance.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/8/2020
Organization Name: Child & Family of Newport
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31 John Clark Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-849-2300
Eligibility: Residents of Barrington, Bristol,East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Warren
Services Provided: Child and Family Counseling
Early Learning Center
Foster Care
Enhanced Outpatient Programs
Residential Programs
Substance Abuse Programs
East Bay's Family Care Community Partnership (FCCPs) agency, part of DCYF's network of prevention focused providers, brings community based services to children and families in order to build a stronger, brighter future. FCCP's focus on your family, and wrap you with the right local services and community programs to build a stronger family.
Provider Profiles: Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island. It is a center for community involvement – a place where people come together to give help, to receive help and to support the work of others. With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders throughout Rhode Island each year.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/12/2018
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Organization Name: Connecting for Children and Families
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46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Services Provided: Home Visiting Program Parents as Teachers
Child Care Center
Before/After School Child Care
Basic Needs
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: 2/1/2017
BrightStars View on Map
535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02885
Phone: 401-739-6100
Toll Free Phone: 855-398-7605
Eligibility: Statewide resource and rating system on child care centers in Rhode Island
Services Provided: BrightStars also helps families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning, and school-age programs through our referral program. Families may search for programs online or call our toll-free number, 1-855-398-7605, to speak with a referral specialist who can assist in finding a program that fits their needs.
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Provider Profiles: Rhode Island is committed to high-quality early learning opportunities for all children. BrightStars was designed and implemented in partnership with the R.I. Department of Human Services, the R.I. Department of Education, the R.I. Department for Children, Youth and Families, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the United Way of Rhode Island
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2019
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
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
Early Head Start and Head Start []
Family Care Community Partnership ( FCCP)
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.
CCAP-Coventry Satellite
191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry , RI 02816
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2018