This past weekend Children’s Friend was proud to be part of Anchor Weekend at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Thanks to the leadership and organization of DCYF, generous funders, and the support of dozens of community based organizations almost 200 families started the journey to become foster homes for children in need in Rhode Island.
We have all seen the news reports these past few years of the shocking cases of abuse and neglect impacting children in our community. It was inspiring to see almost 200 families respond to this crisis and be willing to open their hearts and homes to kids in need. Children’s Friend looks forward to working with these families, DCYF, and other stakeholders to ensure better outcomes for our youngest and most vulnerable children. While we all have much more work to do in Rhode Island to properly protect and care for our kids, Anchor Weekend was an important and successful step in the process.