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About Our Organization

We at Children’s Friend believe in the potential of all children.

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.

A non-profit organization founded in 1834, Children’s Friend is a leading provider of child welfare, family support, mental health, and youth development services. We believe that providing comprehensive and effective services to vulnerable young children is not only a moral obligation, but also a prudent financial investment for society to make.

The agency's programs range from Adoption, Foster Care, Birth Parent Counseling, Child Care, and Adoption Support and Preservation to WIC, Dads Making A Difference, Early Head Start, Head Start, Early Intervention, Family Counseling and Project Connect.

Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 38,000 individuals annually.

For more information, visit childrensfriendri.org.

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