Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP)

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 assitance to job training.
Programs and services for families include
Home Visiting
Food pantry
Parenting classes for teens
Project undercover (diapers)
Referral to Furniture Bank
trauma informed care for homeless youth
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 income people and empower them to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Our programs are funded through federal, state and local grants.
Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant mothers and families with young children under the age of four. The program is a long term, evidence-based, family visiting program, made to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices. Parents as Teachers also provides early detection of developmental delays and health issues and increase school readiness and success.

The PAT’s main office is now located at the BVCAP Woodlawn Community Center.
BVCAP’s Healthy Families America is a long term family visiting program for expectant mothers or families with children under three months of age. It is meant to promote positive growth and development in children while building the strengths of their families and protective factors.

Healthy Families America aims to:

Reduce child maltreatment;
Improve parent-child interactions and children’s social-emotional well-being;
Increase school readiness;
Promote child physical health and development;
Promote positive parenting;
Promote family self-sufficiency;
Increase access to primary care medical services and community services; and decrease child injuries and emergency department use.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017