Rhode Island Partnership for Family Connections


The Rhode Island Partnership for Family Connections is a partnership of organizations devoted to supporting kinship caregivers. This site is run by the Grand Divas, a group of “mature” female caretakers who are raising young family members who are not their birth children.



The Rhode Island Partnership for Family Connections held a statewide Kinship Care and Permanency Convening on Friday, May 21st to celebrate and discuss the importance of kinship connections for children in DCYF care. Panels included current and former foster youth, their caregivers and experts in the field.

Grand Divas Annual Family Picnic

Scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2010
McColl Field
26 Breakneck Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865-3925
11:00 -5:00 

It’s a great time to celebrate our families and enjoy the beauty of summer with great food, fun and activities.
McColl Field is a family environment with Six Lane Wide Swimming Pool, 12’ Tube Water Slide, New Spray Park, Toddler Wading Pool and a Youth Playground! 


Kids and Adults will have a fabulous time!
If you have any questions, please call 401-780-2255




Support from someone who has been there is just a phone call away. Call 401-780-2255

or Ileana Valentin-Lopez at 401-781-3669  


To view calendar for upcoming trainings click here.


En nuestra cultura los niños que no pueden vivir con sus padres biológicos, muchas veces son criados por otros miembros de sus familias.  Este cuidado se llama “kinship care.”

Si estas proveyendo “kinship care” y  necesitas ayuda o información, por favor llama a las siguiente agencias:

Casey Family Services
(401) 781-3669

Grand Divas
(401) 780-2255

RI Foster Parents Association
(401) 438-3900

Urban League of Rhode Island
(401) 351-5000

Family Resources Community Action
(401) 766-0900

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