Guidance & 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

3300 Pawtucket Ave., E. Providence

Autism Learning Parters ............... 818-241-6780, x551

www.autismlearningpartners.com

intake@autismlearningpartners.com

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State ............... 921-2434

www.bbbsos.org

1540 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. One-to- one mentoring program for young girls and boys (7-15) with the

need for a positive male/female role model in their lives. Mentors are 19+.

 

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

............... 369-0045

www.chadd.net/810

Support and information for the ADHD community.  Programs offered first Wednesday of each month, 7pm,

Bradley Hospital, Pine Room.  Check website or call to confirm.

 

Community Care Alliance (CCA) ............... 235-7000

800 Clinton St., Woonsocket

www.communitycareri.org

-Children's Behavioral Health Services - 235-7410

181 Cumberland Street in Woonsocket

Intensive Home and Community Based, as well as Office Based Treatment for emotional and behavioral

concerns. Intensive clinical services and family support. Child Psychiatry also available if needed. 

Walk-In Hours: Monday - Friday 9-Noon.  Also offering programs for Teens and Young Adults

-Behavioral Health Crisis/Emergency call 401-235-7120

-Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs - 401-235-6029

Help with the many challenges of parenting during the early years.

Center of Excellence for Opioid Addiction Treatment- 401-235-7120

 

Kids Peace New England ............... 1-800-257-3223

www.kidspeace.org

Provides short- and long-term residential programs for children ages

8-18 exhibiting various emotional and/or behavioral difficulties at home or school.  Also Autistic Spectrum

Disorder residential and day treatment programs.

Meeting Street ............... 533-9100

1000 Eddy Street, Providence

www.meetingstreet.org

Meeting Street, 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.

 

Run Away Services ............... 1-800-RUN-AWAY

www.1800runaway.org

Crisis line for runaways or parents of runaways.

 

SibLink ............... 444-8945

www.siblink.lifespan.org

A program that provides support for siblings of children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

 

Women & Infants Hospital Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic ............... 274-1122, ext 48935

Offers clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders, or parental concerns of an ASD.

Behavior and Development Clinic     ........ 274-1122, ext 48935

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 48935

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 (ages 13-23) impacted by

sexual orientation and gender

identity/expression. 

 

For Families

 

ADDult Support Group of RI hotline ............... 1-617-697-8061

www.RIADDults.org

A non-profit and educational organization for adults with ADD or ADHD. Meets 3rd Thursday of the month 7-9pm (except for July, August, and December) in the Pine Room, Bradley Hospital.

 

AIDS Project RI ............... 831-5522

www.aidsprojectri.org

9 Pleasant St., Prov. This community-based organization helps local individuals and families cope with AIDS.

 

Boys Town New England

(See listing under Adolescents.)

 

Child & Family

31 John Clarke Rd., Middletown …. 849-2300

1268 Eddy St., Providence…. 781-3669

www.childandfamilyri.com

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.cfsri.org

153 Summer St., Providence.  Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of RI’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.

 

Crossroads RI ............... 521-2255

www.crossroadsri.org

(formerly Traveler’s Aid) 160 Broad St., Providence. Provides help - food, shelter, medical, referrals - for children and adults who are homeless or near homeless (including runaways). FAB- For Anything But alcohol, drugs or tobacco.  Providing substance-free activities in the community fostering a role model approach to underage substance use and prevention. weirdgirlcreations.com.

 

Family Service of RI ............... 331-1350

55 Hope St. and 134 Thurbers Ave. in Providence. familyserviceri.org

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 and adoption agency and is seeking loving families for children in need.  

 

Family Therapy Clinic ............... 444-3967

Rhode Island Hospital provides help with parenting issues, especially with adolescents, relationship and women’s issues, marital issues, mental illness, life stage adjustments or role changing issues, and issues pertaining to the loss due to death or divorce, etc.

 

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 the network.

 

The Groden Center ............... 274-6310

86 Mt. Hope Ave., Providence

2 St. Vincent DePaul St., 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 and Behavior Therapy.

 

Bradley Hospital & Hasbro Children’s Hospital Special Programs:                     

For more information about these and other Lifespan health systems programs contact the Lifespan Health Connection ............. 444-4800  .............. 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 work-

shops 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.

Furniture Bank RI ............... 831-5511

www.furniturebankri.com

945 Eddy St., Providence

Makes furniture/household and clothes items available to qualifying low-income families at a reduced price. Donations accepted.

 

Goodwill Industries ............... 861-2080

www.goodwillri.org

100 Houghton St., 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 Ave., Prov. Helps temporary international residents of RI.

 

Jewish Family Service ............... 331-1244

959 North Main St., Providence

www.jfsri.org

Range of support services, including individual, couples and family counseling and support groups

 

John Hope Settlement House ............... 421-6993

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 by offering food, clothing and household items, and emergency assistance.

 

Looking Upwards ............... 293-5790, ext. 300

2974 East Main Road, Portsmouth 

www.lookingupwards.org 

Supporting children with special healthcare needs to develop to their fullest potential is the focus of Looking Upwards' children 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), Personal Assistant and Support Services (PASS), School-to-Career Transition, and Behavioral Consulting Services. For more information call Connie Cherveny at 293-5790 ext. 300.

 

Meals on Wheels ............... 351-6700

70 Bath St., Prov.  www.RIMeals.org

Provides hot meals to the elderly. Volunteers and donations needed.

 

Navy Fleet & Family Support Center ............... 841-2283

1260 Peary Street, Newport

www.cnic.navy.mil/newport/index.htm

Parenting classes and various family workshops available to all Rhode Island military families including National Guard and Reserve.

 

Newport Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health ............... 849-1950

www.newporthospital.org/

Child-and-Adolescent-Behavioral-Health.html

Brings urgently-needed child and adolescent mental health services to Aquidneck Island through our partnership with Bradley Hospital. 

 

The Parent Support Network of RI ............... 800-483-8844 ... 467-6855

535 Centerville Rd., Ste. 202, Warwick  www.psnri.org

Provides support, education, and advocacy training for families of children and youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Statewide, non-profit. “Time Banks” 

 

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 St., Prov. 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 Thursday, 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 ............... 1-855-DRUGFREE

www.drugfree.org

Website has loads of resources, tips for parents and teens.  Resource for services in Rhode Island.

 

Phoenix House Withdrawal Services ............... 1-800-DRUG-HELP
www.phoenixhouse.org/rhode-island
251 Main Street in Exeter

Phoenix House provides short-term, medically monitored residential detoxification and step- down services in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility. Clients are admitted 24/7 by registered nurses. Each client is seen by a licensed physician. Treatment focuses on medical needs, withdrawal issues, and aftercare.

 

Phoenix House Residential Treatment for Adults ............... 1-800-DRUG-HELP

www.phoenixhouse.org/rhode-island
251 Main Street in Exeter
Gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment is provided to adult men and women through two separate programs, both located on the same peaceful campus in rural Exeter. Family involvement in the recovery process is stressed, with family counseling sessions an integral part of treatment.

Phoenix House Outpatient Services ............... 1-800-DRUG-HELP
www.phoenixhouse.org/rhode-island
99 Wayland Avenue in Providence
Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services are provided on Providence’sEast Side to individuals whose substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health issues do not warrant residential care.

Project Link ................ 453-7618

134 Thurbers Ave.,

Suite 212, Providence

womenandinfants.org/projectlink

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

530 North Main St., Providence

www.providencecenter.org

The Providence Center provides treatment and supportive services to adults, children, adolescents and families who experience mental health, addiction, emotional or behavioral problems. 

R.I. Parent Information Network (RIPIN) ............... 270-0101   

1210 Pontiac Ave., Cranston  www.ripin.org    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.  ............... 421-2010

(Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education)  www.riseonline.org

Scholarships and mentors for children with a parental history of incarceration.

 

Ronald McDonald House ............... 274-4447

www.rmhprovidence.org

45 Gay St., 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 ... 1-800-365-4044

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 6:30pm-8:30pm

(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 Ave. North Providence “Divided Yet United Program”.

 

STEP Groups ............... 874-5956

www.uri.edu/hss/mft/clinic

2 Lower College Rd., 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) ............... 847-7821

www.ebcap.org

100 Bullocks Pt. Ave., E. Providence

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

3445 Post Road, Warwick

www.trudeaucenter.org

Promoting an enhanced quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 

 

West Bay Community Action (WBCA) ............... 732-4666

www.westbaycap.org

224 Buttonwoods Ave.,  Warwick

WBCA is the only multi-service agency serving the basic needs of Kent County residents. We help individuals and families become self-sufficient & 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.

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