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Help For New Parents
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Help For New Parents
Support for Moms | Support for Dads

Support For Moms

Bellani Maternity
822-9900
www.bellanimaternity.com
1276 Bald Hill Road, Warwick.

Child & Family
849-2300
www.childandfamilyri.com
31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.
Offers an array of support programs and services for Mothers through our Family Care Coordinating Partnership (FCCP) and Community Outreach programs.

Children's Friend
276-4300
www.cfsri.org
153 Summer Street, Providence.
English/Spanish support groups for parents.

Comprehensive Community Action
467-9610
comcap.org
Numerous programs and services to support new parents and families.

Families First RI Moms Helping Moms
383-9933
www.familiesfirstri.org
Together, we address the challenges of postpartum adjustment and the risks of maternal depression and isolation. We match trained and experienced volunteer mothers with moms who may need extra support as they adjust to parenting. Our mentors provide non-judgmental support and guidance, and they visit their moms weekly for a period of up to one year. We also host monthly social and educational gatherings for the families of our participating moms, and we help to connect these families to resources in their own communities. Contact Sally Stevenson at number above number, or email: salstevenson@familiesfirstri.org for more information.

First Connections
Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers provide free, voluntary, confidential home visits statewide to families with young children, birth to age three. Anyone can request a home visit or refer a family to First Connections. For more information or to apply, call the HEALTH Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711 or visit www.health.ri.gov/programs/firstconnections

Gay Fathers of RI
431-2953
www.tomfronczak.com
Support group for men who are gay or bisexual and either still married or in the process of separation or divorce.

Lifespan Health Connection

444-4800
1-800-927-1230
Parenting Matters - annual conference in the Spring - call for info. on workshops being offered this year.

Moms Clubs
www.momsclub.org
Support group for moms who stay at home part time or full time with their children. Activities for children, moms, and families as well as organized playgroups.

Montessori Mommies
273-5151
angelcaremontessori.com
Angel Care Montessori
150 Waterman Street, Providence.
This class (with or without your little one) will demystify Montessori, learn about the absorbent mind and sensory education, and bring Montessori principles into home practice in beautiful & loving ways.

Mother’s of Twins Club (Blackstone Valley)
727-7636
Contact: Chris Manning at ChrisAngel26@yahoo.com with Twins Club in the subject line or please leave a message if no answer. New members, especially expectant mothers of multiples are welcome. Email to receive monthly newsletter. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday at 7-9pm in the Women's Medicine Collabroative at 146 West River Street, Providence in the group room on the 2nd floor. Playdates, Mom's night Out, Seasonal Events, Swap Meets and lots of great info & guest speakers at monthly meetings. The club is on both Meetup & Facebook: meetup.com/BVMOTC/ facebook.com/#!/groups/ Blackstonevalleymothersoftwins/

New Moms' Club (and breastfeeding support group)
792-2229
South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield.
The Medical & Wellness Center, 3416 South County Trail, East Greenwich.
Gather with other new mothers and an experienced OB nurse to share insights and discover more about your newborn in a casual and social group setting. Go to the calendar at www.schospital.com for full listings.

RI New Mom’s Connection
www.rinewmoms.com
info@rinewmoms.com
Also prenatal group.

RI P.A.T.
270-0101
Offers various parenting support, play groups, information.

Shalom Baby
421-4111 x178
www.jfri.org
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. Shalom Baby can help intro- duce & connect new parents to the many programs available for fami- lies in the local Jewish community and provide helpful information about parenting, Jewish education, holidays, resources, and more. We also offer playgroups for young chil- dren and family programming. Contact Michelle Cicchitelli@ x.178 or mcicchitelli@jewishallianceri.org.

Women & Infants
www.womenandinfants.org
Newsletter
276-7800
Free weekly e-newsletter for new and expectant parents. Call to be enrolled, or enroll online.
Cry, Colic and Sleep Clinic
273-1122, x48935
One-of-a-kind clinical services for infants with crying, colic, sleep and behavior concerns.
Healthline for New Moms
800-921-9299
New Mothers Group
276-7800
Free support group held every Wednesday morning, 10 am at WIH’s Health Education Department,
134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 201, Providence.

Woonsocket Head Start
769-1850
www.wnscda.org
Program aims at helping parents become significant role models in the lives of their children and more.

Support For Dads

Child & Family
849-2300
www.childandfamilyri.org
31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.
Child & Family offers an array of support programs and services for Fathers.

Children's Friend
276-4300
www.cfsri.org
153 Summer Street, Providence.
English/ Spanish support groups for fathers.

Comprehensive Community Action
467-9610
comcap.org
Numerous programs and services to support fathers and families.

Gay Fathers of RI
431-2953
www.tomfronczak.com
Support group for men who are gay or bisexual and either still married or in the process of separation or divorce.

RI P.A.T.
270-0101
Offers various fathering workshops, plus "dad & me" play groups. See “Child Growth & Development”.

Woonsocket Head Start
769-1850
www.wnscda.org
Program aims at helping men become significant role models in the lives of their children, siblings, or other children in their lives.




Child Care

Finding it, paying for it, training and more ...

Child Care Subsidy Programs | Learn to be a (Great!) Babysitter

Child Care
BrightStars
855-398-7605
www.brightstars.org
655 Main Street, Suite 201, East Greenwich.
Program aims at helping men become significant role models in the lives of their children, siblings, or other children in their lives.

Child Care Subsidy Programs

NACCRRAWARE

NACCRRA Military Fee Assistance Program: NACCRRA is the National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies. NACCRRA is working with the U.S. Military Services to help families offset the cost of child care in their communities. Please contact one of the referral specialist at BrightStars at 1-855-398-7605. Also please refer to NACCRRA at www.naccrra.org/militaryprograms to sign up for the subsidy program through NACCRRA.

4-H
www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org
4-H is the largest out of school youth program in the U.S., with over 7 million members and 500,000 teen and adult volunteers. The National 4-H Headquarters has worked in partnership with U.S. Army Child and Youth Services (CYS), Air Force Family Member Programs (FMP) and Navy to extend 4-H to U.S. military families worldwide.

DHS
The Department of Human Services provides child care subsidy programs for low income families as well as military families. Please contact us at 401-462-5300 to see if your family is eligible.

Diocese of Providence
The Diocese of Providence also provides a child care subsidy program, the Cabrini Fund Scholarship. Please contact the Diocese of Providence at 401-421-7833 to see if your family is eligible.

Ask your childcare provider if they have any special offers, provide a sliding scale program or have scholarships available.

Child Care Support Network
Team of professionals who work with child care providers to improve the quality of care for children. This is a free program open to all licensed center-based and home-based child care providers. Services include early childhood mental health consultation and health consultation. For more information or to apply, call the HEALTH Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711 or visit www.health.ri.gov/for/childcareproviders

Children’s Friend
276-4300
www.cfsri.org
RI’s child development & education training system. Provides training/ consultation to early care, school age child care, & education providers statewide through workshops (that fulfill state professional development requirements), conferences, a professional library containing over 3,700 books, videos, prop boxes, educational toys, & program resources. Also a traveling satellite lending library. Also sponsor the Child & Adult Care Food Program for licensed family child care providers.

DCYF Daycare Licensing
528-3624
Licensing family home daycares and daycare centers, and info. on finding qualified care near you.

Learn to be a (Great!) Babysitter

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course
831-7700 or 1-800-842-1122
www.redcross.org
For children 11-15 years old.

Lifespan Health Connection
444-8009
Sponsored by Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Safe Sitter advocates for safe childcare, good parenting skills and responsible adolescents.

Women & Infants Babysitting Camp
800-574-0221
Youngsters 11+ receive training in child development, age-appropriate games, discipline techniques, safety issues and CPR training.



Child Growth and Development

Brown Center for Children
274-1122x8935
brown.edu/departments/children_at_risk/home.htm
50 Holden Street, 1st Floor, Providence.
Brown Center for Children provides clinical services, research and training in the psychological and social aspects of pediatrics, including the behavioral and emotional needs of infants and their families. The Infant Behavior, Crying and Sleep Clinic (IBCSC) specializes in infants with colic, sleep problems or other behavioral difficulties.

COZ Parents As Teachers
245-1460, x1375
50 Asylum Road, Warren.
Provides practical and effective help for families with children from birth to three years of age. Through monthly home visits by certified parent educators trained in child development, parents are provided with: information on what to look for and expect as the child grows and develops, group meetings with other parents to gain new insights, share experiences and discuss topics of interest, periodic review of the child’s development through standardized screenings, playgroups, story hours, and special events.

Highlander Dunn Institute
831-7323
www.highlanderinstitute.org
42 Lexington Avenue, Providence.
The Dunn Institute supports students through after-school/summer programming, increases community awareness about learning differences, serves as a regional resource for information and programs, disseminates proven teaching practices and assists schools in creating effective models for teaching students with learning differences.

Looking Upwards’ Early Intervention Services
293-5790
www.lookingupwards.org
2974 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
For families concerned about their child’s development, Looking Upwards’ Early Intervention services offers evaluations, therapeutic services and support. Our caring clinical team creates a partnership with families. We bring together expertise from diverse disciplines to provide guidance and assist with laying the foundation for a child’s lifetime of growth. Services are for children from birth to 3 years of age. Looking Upwards has 30 years of experience in supporting people of all abilities to live to their fullest potential. For an evaluation, or more information, contact Caroline Souza at 293-5790 ext 310.

James L. Maher Center
848-8660
www.mahercenter.org
120 Hillside Avenue, Newport.
Contact: Deborah Shears, Director of Early Intervention
Our program promotes the growth and development of children from birth to three years old who may have developmental delay, while providing support to their families.
Services include: Development of an individual family plan, including family support and mentoring, based on our comprehensive evaluations; Appropriate treatment such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior management, etc; Coordination with other programs, WIC, early care providers, etc.; Transition plan at age 3 if continued services and assistance are needed; Free Development Learning Kits for children who are eligible; Access to programs including Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapies.

Meeting Street Early Intervention
533-9104
www.meetingstreet.org
1000 Eddy Street, Providence 02905.
Provides comprehensive, compassionate care to children and families in their homes, in the community and at Meeting Street’s state-of-the-art campus. Any child birth to age three whose healthy development is at risk is eligible for EI. Meeting Street creates individual treatment plans and services that meet the specific needs of each child & family without any out-of-pocket cost to families.

Parents As Teachers
270-0101
www.ripin.org
1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston.
Provides practical and effective help for families with children from birth to three years of age. Through monthly home visits by certified parent educators trained in child development, parents are provided with: information on what to look for and expect as the child grows and develops, group meetings with other parents to gain new insights, share experiences and discuss topics of interest, periodic review of the child’s development through standardized screenings, playgroups, story hours, and special events.




Kids Getting Older

Adolescents

Alateen
781-0044
www.riafg.org
Support for teens who have friends or family with problems with drugs or alcohol.

Boys & Girls Clubs of RI
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship on the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Boys & Girls Clubs offer an alternative. Programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- and have fun.

Locations:
Cumberland/Lincoln: 333-4850
E. Providence: 434-6776, www.epbgc.org
Newport: 847-6927, www.bgcnewport.org
Pawtucket: 722-8840, www.bgcpawt.org
Providence: 444-0750, www.bgcprov.org
Warwick: 467-4385, www.wbgclubs.org
Woonsocket: 766-9242 , www.bgcwoonsocket.org

Boys Town
www.boystown.org/new-england
National Hotline
800-448-3000
Free resource and counseling serve that assists children and parents 24/7, year round.
yourlifeyourvoice.org
A special website that enables and encourages teens to share their problems and concerns in positive ways and pro- vides access to immediate help in a crisis.
Common Sense Parenting®
Classes helping parents learn new skills, build on their parenting strengths and develop healthy relationships with their children. For more information or to sign up for classes call 401-845- 2250.

Caritas
722-4644
www.caritasri.org
166 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket.
Serves adolescent substance abusers and their families.

Child & Family
849-2300
www.childandfamilyri.com
31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.
Ophelia Programs and Iron John events. Support, counseling, mentoring for teenage boys and girls.

Jewish Family Service
331-1244
www.jfsri.org
959 North Main Street, Providence
Offer counseling services for children and adolescents.

Phoenix Houses of New England
800-DRUG-HELP
www.phoenixhouse.org
99 Wayland Avenue, Providence.
Treatment & prevention of substance abuse.