Thank You

I often use my blog to update you on the great work taking place at Children’s Friend, and to share opportunities for you to help us out. This week, as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, it seems very appropriate to simply say – Thank You – for all you have

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THE PANDEMIC-STRESS & RESILIENCE

We are acutely aware of the Pandemics’ impact upon the Kids & Families Children’s Friend serves, especially as related to majorly heightened levels of Toxic Stress. Toxic Stress and its impact on Child Development has been a topic of this Blog in the past. This time we will look briefly

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“Trooping the Line”

Each of our Armed Forces has a ceremonial process called, Trooping the Line. It usually entails an inspecting dignitary asking questions of a relational nature like:  “Where’s your home?” “How long have you been a member of your unit?” “Do you have any problems/complaints?” As well as job-related questions. While

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The Time to Act and Invest in Children is Now.

This morning, Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Secretary Womazetta Jones hosted a roundtable discussion at Children’s Friend, with pediatricians, legislators, and community and state partners regarding Governor Dan McKee’s Rhode Island Rebounds plan.  It was particularly impactful to hear first-hand from pediatricians and early interventionists how

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It’s All About the Kids!

Last Friday, Children’s Friend hosted over 150 corporate partners, supporters, and friends on a beautiful afternoon at our 19th Annual Investing in Our Children Luncheon. This year was unique – we held the event at our very own Friendship Center. With little voices of laughter lofting through the air from

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Take Action and Make a Difference!

COVID has brought significant challenges to us, our communities, and the families we serve.  Now, Rhode Island is facing a staffing crisis in childcare, DCYF programs, Early Intervention, and more.  This crisis impacts not only our own ability to serve families – but it also jeopardizes families’ access to these

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We Are Hiring! And It’s A Pretty Great Place to Work…

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt by many of us. The workforce shortage, whether directly or indirectly resulting from the pandemic, is the latest challenge. We have all seen news reports of container ships waiting in ports to be unloaded, school bus routes with no drivers,

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Children’s Friend is PBN’s “Most Innovative Nonprofit in Rhode Island”! What does innovation mean, anyway?

What does Children’s Friend have to do with a construction management company and a machinery distributor?  Well, we have all been recognized as leaders in innovation in Rhode Island!  This August, Children’s Friend was recognized by Providence Business News as a 2021 Most Innovative Company in the nonprofit category. We

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Reflection on Purpose

As we take stock of all that September brings; the new academic year, the changing of seasons, the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, we must reflect deeply on our role and purpose in our community. At Children’s Friend, we are a diverse group of neighbors, allies, and community members who

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Providence Community Library

As we start another hectic week, take some time to explore and attend the Providence Community Library books and arts festival.  Week-long events include theater, dance, readings, and conversation for the whole community. Some events are in-person while some are offered via Zoom.  Click here to visit the Providence Community

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