Celebrating 30 years of Project Connect

Over the past 30 years, Project Connect has kept children safe and families together. The program serves families statewide who are identified by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). We recently sat down with Geneva Washington, Project Connect Home Visitor, and asked about this special program. This October marks nine years since Geneva joined the Project Connect team at Children’s Friend.

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Celebrate Summer Learning

Meet Carina Carina is a Head Start student currently enrolled in our Summer Learning & Enrichment program. At three-and-a-half years old, Carina is small for her age. She has more difficulty with speech than many of her peers. She’s often mistaken for a much younger child. The Summer Learning & Enrichment program

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TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Children’s Friend is proud to be one of the providers of both Early Intervention and First Connections services for Rhode Island’s families. These services provide at-risk children with the educational, developmental, health, and social services they need to grow and develop in healthy and safe families and reach their full

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First Connections Needs You!

Meet Mia. Mia is from Haiti, she’s a registered nurse, a wife, and a mother of four. In 2018, Mia moved to Rhode Island with her family in search of a bright future for her children. In 2020, right as COVID-19 began to change the landscape of our daily lives,

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A Bit About the History of Black History Month

Why does Black History Month occur in February? The relevance of February goes back to 1926 when the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s founder Dr. Carter G. Woodson first established “Negro History Week” during the second week of February. And why that week?  Because

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It’s That Time of Year!

Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a “free” filing program for those with an adjusted gross income of no more than $73,000.00? The IRS has a partnership with many filing software industry leaders that makes this offer possible. So if you’re in the mindset of staying

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Vote for Children’s Friend!

For my final blog post with Children’s Friend, I’d love to highlight an amazing project that our Innovation Lab has been working on. Please read Innovation Manager Josh Wizer-Vecchi’s blog below and vote for Children’s Friend! Stacy Couto, Chief of Philanthropy ____________________________________________________________________________________ In the summer, Children’s Friend was accepted to

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The Future of Work is Employee Well Being

We know that the pandemic has been very tough on America’s physical and mental health and we know that the personal and professional stress of the last two years has taken a toll on our workforce at Children’s Friend. When employees are physically, mentally and emotionally well, they will perform

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New Year

As we begin 2022, I extend my wishes for a happy and healthy year to all of you. These past two years have been pretty challenging for all of us. Yet, we have all worked together, to not just overcome the challenges, but to move the work of Children’s Friend

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