The Groden Center

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610 Manton Ave 3rd
Providence, RI 02909
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Founded in 1976 as The Groden Center, The Groden Network has its roots in providing support for children and youth on the autism spectrum. Over time, we’ve expanded to offer programs to individuals of all ages (through three distinct corporations), at over 25 locations across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Today, we’re proud to be a leader in the development and delivery of the highest-quality services that empower individuals of all abilities and their families to achieve happy and productive lives.

The Groden Center is designed for children and teens and provides a complete range of support services. These include early intervention, treatment foster care, residential, and community/home-based services, and our renowned day school.

You’re passionate about giving children a happy, healthy, loving home. The TFC program is a perfect fit! We’ve matched foster children with foster parents for over 27 years, and we remain deeply committed to helping both children and parents grow and flourish.

Services and information

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

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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It’s Me
Mar 28, 2021

Have translators??????

Rating: 5

RJ Blaze
Nov 15, 2017

Awesome people to work with!

Rating: 5