Foster Care

When a crisis hits a family, it may not be safe for children and their parents to live together. The reasons vary – medical catastrophe, mental illness, substance abuse, and children’s behavior problems are just a few.

To help the family through the crisis, temporary separation is sometimes necessary. Our Foster parents provide a safe, temporary place for children to live while their birth parents confront their problems.

After successfully completing the training and home study process, applicants receive their license from the state of Rhode Island. Children’s Friend takes great care to meet the needs of everyone involved in the experience of fostering children.

For more information please contact Joyce LaFrance Tormey at 401.276.4318 or or Heather Ashworth at 401.276.4371 or

Interested In Becoming A Foster Parent?

All shared information will be kept strictly confidential.