Note: All phone numbers are
401 area code unless indicated otherwise
Family Services
Adoption
| Foster Care | Bereaved Parents | Child And Family Services


Adoption

Adoption Options
331-5437
www.adoptionoptions.org
A Service of Jewish Family Services, 959 N. Main Street, Providence.
Services available for birth parents, adoptive parents and children,
including home studies, placements and pre/post-adoption counseling.

Adoption R.I.
865-6000
www.adoptionRI.org
2 Bradford Street, Providence.

Alliance for Children
725-9555
www.allforchildren.org
500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.
International adoption services.

Catholic Social Services
508-674-4681
www.cssdioc.org
1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA.

Children’s Friend
276-4300
www.childrensfriendri.org
153 Summer Street, Providence.
At Children's Friend, we believe it is every child's right to grow up in a stable, loving home.

Lutheran Community Services of New England
785-0015
116 Rolfe Street, Cranston.
International adoptions, support & education.

Urban League of Rhode Island
351-5000, ext 138
246 Prairie Avenue, Providence.



Foster Care

Agencies

Boys Town
845-2250
www.boystown.org/new-england
58 Flanagan Road, Portsmouth.
Boys & girls, ages 2-18.

Casey Family Services

781-3669
www.caseyfamilyservices.org
Boys & girls, ages 5-13.

Children's Friend
276-4318
www.childrensfriendri.org
153 Summer Street, Providence.

Communities for People
273-7103
www.communities-for-people.org

Department of Children Youth & Families
528-3700
www.dcyf.ri.gov
Boys & girls, infant-18.

Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care of Rhode Island
734-9680
33 College Hill Road, Warwick.

Family Resources
766-0900
www.famresri.org
8 Court Street, Woonsocket.

Family Service of RI
331-1350
www.familyserviceri.org
All ages. Contact: Greg Wright.

Foster Parent Help Line
438-3900
www.rifpa.org
55 South Brow Street, East Providence.
Boys & girls, ages infant-21.

Groden Center
274-6310, x1259
Boys & girls, ages 5-21.

North American Family Institute
383-4425
Boys and girls, ages 11-17.

R.I. Foster Parent Association
438-3900

RI Mentor
231-0739

Tannerhill Specialized Foster Care
305-7770
www.tannerhill.org

Urban League Rhode Island
351-5000, x117
www.ulri.org
246 Prairie Avenue, Providence.



Bereaved Parents

Compassionate Friends
Support group for parents who are grieving the loss of a child. We meet at The Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence, 7pm, the second Monday of each month. Visit www.tcfprovidence.org for more information or schedule changes. Contacts: Sheila at 272-6267 or Lucille at 231-9229.

Friends Way
921-0980
www.friendsway.org
765 West Shore Road, Warwick.
FRIENDS WAY (Families Reaching Into Each New Day) is the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island and serves families throughout Southeastern New England. FRIENDS WAY remains steadfast in our commitment of providing peer support to grieving families in a safe, nurturing environment and is staffed with mental health professionals and extensively trained volunteers from the community who assist children and their families through their grief with comfort and support from peers struggling with similar feelings of loss.

Infant Death Support Group
845-1114
For those who have lost an infant through SIDS, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Meets every 4th Wed in the McClarin Living Rm.

Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth Support Group (M.I.S.)
274-1122, x4049
Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence.
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month at 7pm. Sponsored by W&I Hospital.

Pregnancy After Loss Support (P.A.L.S.)
274-1122, x4049
Ronald McDoanld House, 45 Gay Street, Providence.
Support group for expectant parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, infant death or stillborn; meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7pm.
Sponsored by W&I Hospital.

Samaritans Safe Place
www.samaritansri.org
A support group where family members and friends share emotional pain caused by suicide.
Need to Talk Listening Line: 272-4044 or 1-800-365-4044



Child and Family Services

Guidance/Support for Kids | Services That Grant Wishes For Children | Guidance/Support For Families
Help Dealing With Violence | More Resources & Support | General Resources

Guidance And Support For Kids

Al-Anon
781-0044
www.riafg.org
Provides support groups for teenagers (and adults) with alcoholic or chemically dependent parents, family members or friends.

Ala-Teen
781-0044
106 Rolfe Square, Cranston.
Support for teenagers who have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. Many locations in R.I.

Big Brothers of R.I.
432-9955
www.bigbrothersri.org
3300 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State
921-2434
www.bbbsos.org
1540 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston.
One to one mentoring program for young girls & boys (7-14) with the need for a positive male/female role model in their lives. Mentors are 19+.

Kids Peace New England
1-800-992-9KID
www.kidspeace.org
Provide short term/long term residential programs for children 8-18 exhibiting various emotional and/or behavioral difficulties at home or school. Also Autistic Spectrum Disorder residential and day treatment programs.

Phoenix House Academy at Wallum Lake
568-1770
www.phoenixhouse.org/rhode-island
Located in a peaceful setting on the shores of Wallum Lake in Pascoag, the Academy provides individualized education and residential substance abuse treatment for adolescent boys ages 14 to 18. Healthy recreational activities are also provided in an effort to encourage drug- and alcohol-free lifestyles.

Run Away Services
800-RUN-AWAY
www.1800runaway.org
Crisis line for runaways or parents of runaways.

SibLink
444-8945
A program that provides support for siblings of children with chronic illness or disabilities.

Women & Infants Hospital
Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic: 274-1122, ext 8935
Offers clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders, or parental concerns of an ASD.
Behavior and Development Clinic: 274-1122, ext 8935
Provides clinical services to infants, toddlers, and/or pre-school age children with behavioral, developmental, and/or emotional concerns.
Infant Toddler Sleep Service: 274-1122, ext 8935
Works with families to treat infant and toddler sleep problems.

Youth Pride RI
421-5626
www.youthprideri.org
Provides support, advocacy, and education for youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.Food pantry open to public by appointment.

Services that Grant Wishes for Children

Children's Wish Group of RI, Inc.
921-1300
www.cwishesri.com
2346 Post Road, Suite 102, Warwick.
At Children's Wishes, we grant wishes to Rhode Island Children ages 2 1/2 to 18 years facing life-threatening medical conditions with an emphasis on personalization, treating each eligible child with the care and attention they deserve. We hope that the memories for the wish child and his/her family will fortify them during the difficult days that lie ahead and strengthen them to cope with the challenges of that child's illness. We make every effort to include the child's immediate family; restoring strong family bonds and creating experiences that will last a lifetime. Whether it be a magical trip to Disney World, a bedroom makeover to ensure the comforts of home, a shopping spree to prepare for school or change of season, a
special needs computer, or taking a therapeutic swim with the dolphins, Children's Wishes helps make dreams become a reality. All our families, donors, and volunteers are invited to be part of our wish community.

The Impossible Dream
823-5566
www.impossibledreaminc.org
575 Centerville Road, Warwick.
The Impossible Dream makes dreams possible for chronically-ill children. Some dreams have included trips to theme parks, specialized medical equipment or recreational toys, meetings with celebrities, and lifts for vans. The special Impossible Dream playground has fully integrated playground equipment for both physically challenged and able bodied children. The playground is open to the public free of charge and includes a mini golf course, picnic area, basket ball, sand boxes, a variety of playground toys. Playground is open Wed. through Sat., from April - October, 10am-3pm, closed holidays and holiday weekends.

A Wish Come True
781-9199
www.awish.org
1010 Warwick Avenue, Warwick.
A Wish Come True is an organization dedicated to granting wishes to children between the ages of 3-18 that have life threatening illnesses. Wishes granted have included puppies, bikes, computers, trips, meetings with celebrities, and shopping sprees.

Make A Wish Rhode Island & Massachusetts
781-9474
www.massri.wish.org
1 State Street, Suite 100, Providence.
The Make A Wish Foundation grants special wishes to RI & MA children between the ages of 2 1/2 & 18 with life threatening medical conditions.


Guidance And Support For Families

ADDult Support Group of RI
hotline: 782-4286
www.RIADDults.org
A non-profit and educational organization for adults with ADD or ADHD. Meets 3rd Thurs of the month. 7-9pm (except for July, August, and December) in the Pine Room, Bradley Hospital.

AIDS Project RI
831-5522, Hotline: 1-800-686-8164
232 West Exchange Street, Providence.
This community-based organization helps local individuals and families cope with AIDS.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline 24 hrs/ 7days
1-866-ALC-DRUG

RICAODD
725-0410
www.ricaodd.org
500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.
The Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence, a Phoenix House Program, helps individuals and families who are troubled with alcohol and other drug dependence through a Recovery Housing Program, a 24-Hour Helpline for those seeking treatment, and participation in local health and wellness fairs.

Child & Family
849-2300
www.childandfamilyri.com
31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.
Services and programs offered include Child Care, Individual, Family and Substance Abuse Counseling, Family Care Coordinating Programs, Elder Care Services, and much more.

Children’s Friend
276-4300
www.childrensfriendri.org
153 Summer Street, Providence.
Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. We accomplish this by providing flexible, effective, and culturally-relevant services, and advocating for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families.

Comprehensive Community Action
467-9610
www.comcap.org
Numerous programs and services from Head Start programs to parenting classes to health services.

Crossroad RI (formerly Traveler’s Aid)
521-2255
www.crossroadri.org
160 Broad Street, Providence.
Provide help - food, shelter, medical, referrals - for children and adults who are homeless or near homeless (including run-a-ways).

Family Resources Community Action
766-0900
www.famresri.org
245 Main Street, Woonsocket.
Support services and classes for parents.

Family Service of RI
331-1350
www.familyserviceri.org
55 Hope Street and 134 Thurbers Avenue in Providence.
Programs include mental health & substance abuse treatment; Early Intervention (EI) for infants & toddlers with developmental issues; group homes for children; case management, including specialized case management for people living with HIV/AIDS. Also a school for children with special needs called Mount Pleasant Academy, and more. Family Service is also a foster care & adoption agency, and is seeking loving families for children in need.

Family to Family of RI
270-0101
www.rifamilytofamily.net
Network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. No cost to be a part of network.

The Groden Center
274-6310
86 Mt. Hope Avenue, Providence.
2 St. Vincent DePaul Street, Coventry.
Specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, families and persons with special needs. Ph.D. licensed psychologists, certified social workers. Counseling & assessments/ therapeutic services include Special Education, Vocational Education, Socialization, Stress Management & Behavior Therapy.

Bradley Hospital And Hasbro Children’s Hospital Special Programs:

For more information about these and other Lifespan health systems programs contact the Lifespan Health Connection at 444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230 or go online to www.lifespan.org
Parenting Matters
Presented by Bradley Hospital, Parenting Matters is Rhode Island’s premier event on raising and working with children. Registration includes keynote presentation, choice of workshops on a wide range of topics related to children’s mental health and behavior, and an exhibitor family resource center
Speaking of Kids
Presented by Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, a series of workshop presentations on topics of importance to parents, families and caregivers.

Goodwill Industries
861-2080
www.goodwillri.org
100 Houghton Street, Providence.
Goodwill is a vocational rehabilitation agency that provides job training and employment services for those with disabilities & other barriers to employment.

International House of R.I.
421-7181
www.internationalhouseofri.org
8 Stimson Avenue, Providence.
Helps temporary international residents of Rhode Island.

Jewish Family Service
331-1244
www.jfsri.org
959 North Main Street, Providence.
Range of support services, including individual, couples and family counseling and support groups

John Hope Settlement House
421-6993
www.johnhope.org
7 Thomas P. Whitten Way, Providence.
Offers a family-life education program.

Jonnycake Center
789-1559
jonnycakecenter.org
1231 Kingston Road, Peace Dale.
Aids low-income families offering food, clothing and household items, and emergency assistance.

Looking Upwards
847-0960
www.lookingupwards.org
438 East Main Road, Middletown.
Supporting children with special healthcare needs to develop to their fullest potential is the focus of Looking Upwards’ children’s program. To promote children’s growth, we bring together expertise in a wide array of disciplines. Our caring clinical team listens to each family’s goals for their child and creates an individualized plan. Services are offered in the child’s home, community, school and other natural settings. We help children to develop their strengths, learn new skills and successfully participate in the world around them. Services are available for children from birth to young adults and include: Early Intervention, Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS), PASS, School-to-Career Transition, and Behavioral Consulting Services. Founded in 1978, Looking Upwards is a nonprofit agency supporting adults with developmental disabilities and children with special healthcare needs to live fulfilling lives.

Marriage & Family Therapy Program

455-6491
Butler Hospital provides help with parenting issues, especially with adolescents, relationship and women’s issues, marital issues, families with members suffering from a mental illness, life stage adjustments or role changing issues, & issues pertaining to the loss due to death or divorce, etc.

Meals on Wheels
351-6700
RIMeals.org
70 Bath Street, Providence. www.
Provides hot meals to the elderly. Volunteers and donations needed.

Meeting Street
533-9100
www.meetingstreet.org
1000 Eddy Street, Providence.
Meeting Street, founded in 1946, provides quality inclusive education with clinical expertise, therapeutic and developmental services to children and young adults of all abilities, to help them achieve their maximum potential.

Navy Fleet & Family Support Center
841-2283
www.cnic.navy.mil/newport/index.htm
1260 Peary Street, Newport.
Parenting classes and various family workshops available to all Rhode Island military families including National Guard and Reserve.

PAL
785-2100
www.pal-ri.org
96 Rolfe Street, Cranston.
Contact:  Doreen McConaghay, Executive Director. An advocacy organization for families and people with disabilities.

The Parent Support Network of RI
800-483-8844
www.pfnri.org
1395 Atwood Avenue, Suite 114, Johnston.
Provides support, education, and advocacy training for families of children and youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Statewide,non-profit. “Time Banks” program.

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
751-7571
www.pflagprovidence.org
Support group for parents, families and friends of gays and lesbians, to share support and understanding about homosexuality. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at the MET School, 325 Public Street, Providence at 6:45-8:45pm.

Bradley Hospital Parent Support Group
432-1205
For parents and families of children with emotional, behavioral, psychiatric, or developmental challenges. Meets monthly 2nd Thurs, 6:30-8pm in the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital. Babysitting is available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Other Support Groups include: Friend social skills group: A weekly social skills group for children and parents; T.A.G: (Teen Anxiety Group): A weekly anxiety management group for teens and their parents or guardians; Incredible Years group: A weekly group for parents of children who have low frustration tolerance. For more information or to enroll, call Bradley Hospital’s Outpatient Department at 401-432-1119, or email bradleygroups@lifespan.org.

Parents. The Anti-Drug
1-800-662-HELP
www.theantidrug.com
Website has loads of resources, tips for parents and teens. Resource for services in Rhode Island.

PeaceLove Studios
475-9778
www.peacelovestudios.com
171 Main Street, Pawtucket.
PeaceLove is dedicated to breaking the "silence" surrounding mental illness through art and creative expression.

Phoenix House Residential Treatment for Adults
Men’s Program (Exeter): 295-0960
Women’s Program (Providence): 521-4255
www.phoenixhouse.org/rhode-island
Phoenix House provides gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment for men and women in two separate programs. Family involvement in the recovery process is stressed, with family counseling sessions an integral part of treatment.

Project Link
453-7618
134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 212, Providence.
Women & Infants’ outpatient treatment program that specialized in improving the health and well-being
of pregnant women and women with young children who are impacted by substance abuse and mental health issues.

The Providence Center
276-4020
www.providencecenter.org
530 North Main Street, Providence.
The Providence Center provides treatment and supportive services to adults, children, adolescents and families who experience mental health, addiction, emotional or behavioral problems. Most major insurances accepted.

R.I. Donation Exchange Program
831-5511
www.ridonationexchange.com
20 River Avenue, Providence.
Makes furniture/household and clothes items available to qualifying low-income families at a reduced price. Donations accepted.

R.I. Community Food Bank
942-6325
www.rifoodbank.org
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence.
Distributes food to emergency food pantries, soup kitchens & others.

R.I. Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
270-0101
www.ripin.org
1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston.
RIPIN is a state-wide, non-profit organization that provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents seeking help for their children.

R.I.S.E. (Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education)
421-2010
www.riseonline.org
Scholarships and mentors for children with a parental history of incarceration.

Ronald McDonald House
274-4447
www.rmhprovidence.org
45 Gay Street, Providence.
A warm, compassionate, supportive place for families to stay while a child in their family is being treated in one of the nearby hospitals.

Samaritans of Rhode Island
Hotline: 272-4044
www.samaritansri.org
Safe Place: support group for adults who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide. The program is free and meets each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m .- 8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) at the First Unitarian Church Community Center, 1 Benevolent St., Providence.

St. Mary's Home for Children
353-3900
www.smhfc.org
420 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence.
Divided Yet United Program provides seminars for divorcing parents, including how to reduce the familial conflict surrounding a divorce.

STEP Groups
874-5551
www.uri.edu/hss/mft
2 Lower College Road, Kingston.
The URI Family Therapy Clinic offers 7 week STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program for parents of young children (ages 1-6), middle school children, and teens. Parents learn communication skills, positive discipline techniques, ways to build self-esteem and more. Individual or group.

Clinical Services for Youth (CSY)
848-0758
www.ebcap.org
654 Green End Avenue, Middletown.
Offers crisis intervention, counseling and outreach geared toward meeting the needs of and achieving stability for youth ages 9-17 and their families, who reside in Newport County.

J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
739-2700
www.trudeaucenter.org
3445 Post Road, Warwick.
Trudeau's mission is to promote an enhanced quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

West Bay Community Action
732-4666
www.westbaycap.org
224 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick.
WBCA is the only multi-service agency serving the basic needs of Kent County residents. We help individuals and families become self-sufficient and improve their lives.
The Business Services Division: Assessment, education, training, and job placement. The division works with employers throughout the region to link them with job-ready employment candidates.
Children's Service Division: Prides itself in delivering high quality comprehensive early care and education programs for children & families.
Family Resources: Includes programs addressing housing, food services and more

Help Dealing With Violence

Child Abuse Hotline (DCYF)
1-800-742-4453

Child & Family
849-2300
www.childandfamilyri.com
Middletown: 31 John Clarke Road
Providence: 623 Atwells Avenue, Ste 201
Supportive Housing Program - Women with children under the age of 12, looking for a safe haven and a fresh start, can find caring support, guidance and a temporary place to live. The program provides life skills training, education and vocational guidance, good parenting strategies, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, access to health services, and assistance in locating permanent housing.

Child Protection Program | Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
444-3996
Provides services for children who may have been victims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect or factitious disorders.

Comprehensive Community Action
467-9610
www.comcap.org
Numerous programs and services including Victims of Crime Program and Anger Management Group for adolescents.

Day One
421-4100
www.dayoneri.org
100 Medway Street, Providence.
Offers individual counseling (on a sliding fee scale) for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Advocacy and support services. Hospital and police accompaniment for victims of crime.

Institute for the Study & Practice of Non-Violence
785-2320
www.nonviolenceinstitute.org
265 Oxford Street, Providence.
Educates school and community groups with the history, principles and practices of nonviolence. Street Workers Program, a team of community members who teach non-violence by responding immediately to crisis situations and maintaining a strong presence in the streets as mentors, mediators & advocates.

Legal Advocacy
782-4174
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, McGrath Judicial Complex, Rte. 1, Wakefield.
Assistance in obtaining temporary restraining orders, victim support in the family and district courts, advocacy for individuals whose partners have been arrested for domestic violence and legal referrals for related issues. Weekdays, 9am-1, 2-4pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
This lifeline will connect you to local services.

Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island
728-7920
www.preventchildabuse-ri.org
A statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping families raise safe and healthy children by: providing free parenting brochures and newsletters to individuals and agencies; advocating in our state and local offices on behalf of families and children; and educating Rhode Islanders about child abuse and neglect issues through public awareness campaigns.

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
467-9940, Hotline: 1-800-494-8100
www.ricadv.org
422 Post Road, Suite 102, Warwick.
Offers information, referral, shelter, and support groups for women, children, and families.

There are six member organizations (all 24-hour):

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
273-3057
www.bvadvocacycenter.org
Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, Cumberland

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
782-3990
www.dvrcsc.org
Block Island, Narragansett, N. Kingstown, S. Kingstown, Westerly, Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Exeter, Richmond, Charelstown

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
738-1700
Warwick, W. Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Cranston, Foster, Johnston, North Providence, Scituate

Sojourner House
861-6191
www.sojournerri.org
Woonsocket, Smithfield, N. Smithfield, Glocester, Burrillville

Women’s Center of Rhode Island
861-2760
Providence, East Providence, RI State Police arrests: Lincoln and Chepachet barracks, Dept Environmental Management

Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties
847-2533; 247-2070
Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol, Warren, Barrington

RI Rape Crisis Center See Day One

RI Violence Prevention Network
222-7627
www.rivpn.org
Resource of violence prevention programs.

Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR)
467-9940
www.soarinri.org
Advocacy and resources for survivors of domestic violence.

St. Mary's Home for Children
353-3900
www.smhfc.org
420 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence.
Comprehensive treatment facility for boys and girls who may have been traumatized by abuse, as well as those experiencing psychiatric and/or emotional impacts. Children are treated and cared for in both the residential treatment program located in North Providence and the outpatient facility, the Shepherd Program, located in North Providence.

Victims of Crime Helpline
24 Hours -1-800-494-8100

Suicide Prevention Training Programs
Funds are available to train school personnel, clinicians, parents and staff of community-based organizations who work with youth in order to successfully ID potentially suicidal youth and refer them to appropriate services.

For more information, contact:

RI Department of Health Violence & Injury Prevention Program: 222-4420

RI Student Assistance Services: 732-8680, www.risas.org
A statewide school-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention/early intervention program located in 47 schools across the state. This program makes highly trained student assistance counselors available to students and their families.

More Resources & Support

(ADHD) CHADD
369-0045
chadd.org Meets first Wed. of the month at Bradley Hospital. Promotes and provides education and support for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults and children.

AIDS Care Ocean State
521-3603
www.aidscareos.org
18 Parkis Avenue, Providence.

Anorexia and Bulimia Assoc. of RI
861-2335
35 S. Angell Street, Providence.
Offers support and referrals.

Arthritis Foundation, New England Region, Inc.
739-3773
www.arthritis.org
2348 Post Road, Suite 104, Warwick.
Your local Arthritis Foundation chapter offers information, programs and services to assist you.

Aspergers Association of New England - RI Chapter
Barbara Whalen at 333-1705
www.aane.org
Support group for parents of adults or older children with Asperger’s Disorder. Meets second Monday of the month during the school year in the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital.

(Asthma) Community Education and CVS/pharmacy Draw a Breath Programs
444-8340
The CVS/pharmacy Draw A Breath program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is designed to help children with asthma improve the management of their condition.

(Autism) Community Autism Resources
508-379-0371, x11, 16, 13
www.community-autism-resources.com

Autism Project
785-2666
www.theautismproject.org
1516 Atwood Avenue, Johnston.

(Blindness) DHS Services for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
222-2300

(Blindness) IN-SIGHT
941-3322
www.in-sight.org
43 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.
Family support groups for people with visual impairments or who are legally blind.

(Blindness) National Federation of the Blind of RI
433-2606
www.nfbri.org
PO Box 14404, East Providence.

Brain Injury Assoc. of RI
461-6599
www.biaofri.org
935 Park Avenue, Suite 8, Cranston.

Cancer Information Service of the Nat’l Cancer Institute
(800)4-CANCER

(Cancer) Kid 2 Kid
444-6903
A support group for children 3-12 who are cancer patients and their siblings.

(Cancer) Kids Talk
274-1122, x7284
This Women & Infants Hospital’s Breast Health Center support group is for kids ages 6 to teens whose family members have been diagnosed with cancer. Sessions are scheduled on Monday, 4 pm, second floor, Women & Infants’ Breast Health Center, One Blackstone Place, Prov. Please call for specific dates.

(Cancer) Speaking with Children About Cancer
444-4800
Meets third Tuesday of each month from 6- 7:30pm at the Fain Health Center, Miriam Hospital. Pre-registration required.

(Cancer) Tomorrow Fund
444-3062
Providing emotional and financial support to families with children undergoing long-term cancer treatment in the Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Cystic Fibrosis RI/MA Chapter
Local chapter: 508-655-6000
www.cff.org/chapters/mass-ri/

(American) Diabetes Association
351-0498
www.diabetes.org
222 Richmond Street, Suite 204, Providence.
ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of those affected by diabetes. Monday thru Friday 9-5.

Down Syndrome Society of RI
463-5751
www.dssri.org
99 Bald Hill Road, Cranston.

Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
888-576-9996
www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Ask about our H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) Mentoring Program.

Family Voices of RI
270-0101
www.RIPIN.org
1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston.
A national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs. Provide info., education, advocacy & support to families and professionals, bi-monthly newsletter and parent groups.

FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment)
886-5015
www.featri.org
Box 8460, Cranston.
We strive to disseminate accurate information about ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), promote the development and quality of programs, as well as guide, support, and advocate for families seeking this type of intervention.

Federation for Children With Special Needs, Inc.
617-236-7210
www.FCSN.org
Info., referrals, & support to parents.

(RI) Housing
457-1234
www.rhodeislandhousing.org
Rhode Island Housing works to ensure that all people who live and work in Rhode Island can afford a safe, healthy home that meets their needs. The agency provides low-interest loans, grants, education, advocacy and consumer counseling to help our customers buy and retain their homes. It also offers special programs to ensure that these homes are safe and healthy.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, RI Chapter
943-8888
1-800-528-4730
www.lls.org
1210 Pontiac Avenue, 2nd floor, Cranston.
First Connection - match recently diagnosed patients with those out of treatment. Patient aid, self evaluation, transportation, medication. Educational programs. Support groups.

March of Dimes Foundation
454-1911
www.MarchofDimes.com/rhodeisland
220 West Exchange Street, Providence.

Mental Health Association of RI
726-2285
185 Dexter Street, Box 16, Pawtucket.

(Mental Health) NAMI-CAN of Rhode Island
331-3060
Support groups/programs for families of children & adolescents with mental illnesses/neurobiological disorders.

(RI) Multiple Myeloma Support Group
463-5709 or 374-1607
Carol Murray-Rossi /rimmsg@cox.net
www.rimm.myeloma.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association
732-1910 or 1-800-289-8805
www.mda.org providence@mdausa.org
931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.
MD Support Group (Hasbro Chidren’s Hospital) - adults and children welcome. The group meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm. Call for the meeting dates. Contact: Deborah Bartone, RN 401-444-5230.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
(800)999-6673

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Hasbro Children’s Hospital OI support group is open to children and adults with OI and their family members. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 6:30 to 8pm. Contact: Susan Kortick, RN 401-444-5794.

Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Contact: Julie Johnston, RD, LDN 401-444-8491
Sponsored by Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the PKU support group is a group of individuals, concerned parents, family members and friends supporting, educating and advocating for people affected by PKU. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Rhode Island Disability Law Center
831-3150
www.RIDLC.org
275 Westminster, Suite 401, Providence.

Rhode Island School for the Deaf
222-3525
One Corliss Park, Prov. www.rideaf.net

Sargent Rehabilitation Center
886-6600
800 Quaker Lane, Warwick.
Sargent offers special education services in a day school program to children 3-21 years of age who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration disorders, developmental delays, language/ learning disabilities and other neurologic or genetic disorders. Also offers programs for young adults and adults who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, aneurysms, or other neurologic injuries.

Seven Hills Rhode Island
www.sevenhills.org
Woonsocket, Admin: 229-9742
Woonsocket, Child & Families: 775-1500
Woonsocket, Adult Services: 765-3700
Provides advocacy & supports for adults and children with disabilities.

Special Needs Support Group | Hasbro Chidren’s Hospital
Contact: Lisa Landry 401-444-8485
Support group for families and caregivers of children with special healthcare needs is presented in partnership with Rhode Island Parent Information Network and Family Voices. The group meets on the first Monday of the month.

Spina Bifida Association
1-800-621-3141
www.sbaa.org

The Spina Bifida Support Group
Hasbro Children’s Hospital support program for families of children with Spina Bifida. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Group activities include guest speakers, off campus trips, and a catheterization group. Loneliness, isolation, girls “cathing” in public, social issues, bullying, and fashion are among the key topics covered. Contact: Barbara Crosby 401-444-3686 .

Transplant Support Group | Hasbro Children’s Hospital
444-8562
A program for children who require organ transplants.

United Cerebral Palsy
728-1800
www.ucpri.org
200 Main Street, Pawtucket.

General Resources

Bradley Hospital 24 Hour Crisis Support
432-1364

Department of Human Services
462-5300
www.dhs.ri.gov

Family Resource Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
444-6090
A library dedicated to providing personalized health information to help parents become active participants in their child's medical care. The Family Resource Center assists patients and their families as well as hospital staff and people in the community.

HEALTH Information Line
1-401-222-5960
English and Spanish speaking operators answer questions Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Healthline
1-800-921-9299
Hispanic Healthline
1-888-44MUJER (1-888-446-8537)
A Women & Infants’ physician referral and healthline staffed with nurses who can answers questions about your health or that of a loved one. For more resources for families, including our health reference library, classes and programs, go to www.womenandinfants.org.

Lifespan Online
www.lifespan.org
(For information about Lifespan, services, programs and events, free physician referral, on-line
encyclopedia and healthy recipes.)

National Health Information Center
800-336-4797
Health information referral service.

The Rhode Island Department of Health
www.health.state.ri.us
A wonderful resource for all of the latest local health information, from disease control to early intervention to nutritional guidelines.

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
456-8072
www.sherlockcenter.org
RI College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Prov. Founded at RIC in 1993, and is a member of a national network of programs that advance the opportunities for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities through training and technical assistance Resource library.