Child & Family Services RI

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19 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Our commitment to our community has been strong and unwavering since we began serving Newport County and Rhode Island in 1866. Our core values that led us this far will carry us through to brighter days, especially now, as our services are more valuable than ever. Child & Family has developed various programs to support all in need, regardless of age or situation.

We provide early childhood education and care, housing for families with children, foster care services, counseling for seniors in times of struggle, and family therapy. Our devotion to helping the most vulnerable populations binds us together and creates an important sense of solidarity during these difficult times.

For the last 30 years, Child & Family’s Foster Care professionals have successfully matched hundreds of Rhode Island’s children in need of a loving, nurturing, structured home with the foster parent(s) best suited to their unique needs. We work with children from birth to 21 and are continually recognized for our success in supporting older teens in care as well as parenting teens. 


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care

Requirements to become a foster parent

The Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and the private agencies connected with it offer many resources. If you foster through a private agency, you'll receive support from them.

Foster families in Rhode Island qualify for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). This program subsidizes childcare costs for families caring for foster youth under age 13. Some resources are also available for kids with special needs after age 13 as well.

Contact your private foster care agency or DCYF caseworker to learn more about these options.

Parents that need a break from fostering due to an emergency or other reason can also access respite care. This type of care involves one foster family taking care of another licensed family's child for a brief period.

Resource families receive a foster care maintenance payment to help with a child's needs. The amount varies depending on the child's age and service level of care.

Finally, the DCYF or licensed private agency will help you through the process, provide training, offer assistance managing medical and dental services, etc.


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ambassador smudge
Feb 14, 2021

this organization provided a great deal of support and guidance for myself and my family.

grateful for the generous assistance i received. can't say enough good things about them.

definitely worth reaching out to them if you need support with family drama.

Rating: 5