Get support from someone who has been there. Call the Grand Divas peer support line at 401-780-2255.
Use the searchable database of resources on the left hand side of the site to find specific resources in your area or connect with the agencies and programs below that provide specific support to kinship caregivers:
Rhode Island Foster Parents Association
24-hour help line for all foster parents; Real Connections program for adults interested in providing mentoring support for youth in care; various programs to provide direct resources and supports to teens who have spent time in care.
Rhode Island Partnership for Family Connections
(@Rhode Island Foster Parents Association)
Kinship Care Resource Navigator Web Site
Online place for kinship caregivers to connect to supports including a searchable database of Rhode Island resources for kinship caregivers
Casey Family Services
1268 Eddy Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02905
Family Resource Center and various services and supports for caregivers, children and youth
Grand Divas (@Casey Family Services)
Help-line and support groups for kinship caregivers
Family Resources Community Action
245 Main Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
Various resources for kinship caregivers in Northern Rhode Island
Adoption Rhode Island
Two Bradford Street
Providence, RI 02903
Information on adoption of children in DCYF care.
Top 10 Tips for Relative Caregivers to Implement Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008