Children's Friend & Service

Address: Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided: 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. These services range from family counseling and crisis intervention to Early Head Start and child care programs.
WIC clinic - Central Falls-401-752-7827
WIC clinic- Pawtucket-401-721-6416
WIC clinic- Berkshire/Providence-401-752-7590
WIC clinic-Friendship Center/Providence-401-456-7781
WIC clinic-Hartford/Providence-401-752-7920
Provider Profiles: Children's Friend provides many services, including Early Intervention-listed separately
Programs include
Early Head Start
Head Start
WIC
Child care
Adoption Support
Foster Care
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships ( FCCP)
Home Visiting Programs
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. [http://www.cfsri.org/firstconnections.html]

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. [http://www.cfsri.org/healthyfamiliesamerica.html]

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.[http://www.cfsri.org/nfp.html]

Locations and hours at http://www.cfsri.org/hours.html
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017