Foster Forward

Address: 55 South Brow Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-438-3900
Service Categories:
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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/11/2018