Pandemic Fatigue

When the Pandemic began in March, I set up a ‘quarantine’ for my groceries. My visits to the grocery store were quick, with what I’m sure looked like a makeshift hazmat suit. I put hand sanitizer not only on my hands, but on the door handle of my car, the steering wheel, and any other […]

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

  Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Americans who hail from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the President to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it […]

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Healthy Families America (HFA) graduation ceremony.  Healthy Families America is an evidence-based home visiting program that focuses on nurturing relationships and healthy development.  Developed over 25 years, and based on extensive and ongoing research, the approach is relationship-based, culturally respectful, family-centered, and grounded in the parallel […]

Decisions

Decisions, decisions… It seems we are living in a world where we are all holding our breath on the results of the next ‘decision.’ How much longer are we in the current phase? Will schools open? What will happen with the election in November? As Rhode Island and the country decide how to move forward, […]

It’s Been Ten Years!

  This summer at Children’s Friend, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Nurse-Family Partnership program, serving pregnant first-time mothers.  This nationally recognized model has more than four decades of research that consistently proves that Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms […]

2020 Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island

  Children’s Friend has been named a 2020 Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island through a competition conducted by Providence Business News. On Thursday, August 6th, we will accept our award in a virtual awards ceremony where our ranking within our organization’s size category will be revealed. We first applied for this award in 2019 and […]

Essential Workers

A long line had formed at Newport Creamery.  My daughter and I were midway in the line, waiting on our designated “X” when an older gentleman started talking through his mask to us about how he didn’t mind the wait and it was nice to get to know his neighbors.  After telling me that he […]