‘Tis the Season of Giving

This week marks the official start of the holiday season, and in just a month, we will be beginning a new decade. I don’t think many of us will miss 2020 with all its challenges. Children’s Friend has continued to serve our children and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the generous support of […]

Pathways to Infant Toddler Expansion

  The State of Rhode Island completed a needs assessment on the availability of high-quality infant-toddler childcare slots and found that many of our communities have limited or not enough infant or toddler childcare. To address this critical need, Children’s Friend has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services to increase high-quality infant-toddler […]

Our COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to cause harm, chaos, and challenges in our community and worldwide. To continue supporting our kids and their families during these challenging times, we have had to adapt and make changes to continue to make a positive impact safely and responsibly. At Children’s Friend we are confronting COVID-19 through […]

Taking Care

On the eve of the most important election of modern times energies are high. Fueled by Covid, the economy, and the societal stresses of systemic racism, our families and staff are under tremendous stress. We are all trying to get through it, anxiously awaiting 2021. With all that is happening in the world, I often […]

The Holidays Are Coming!

  This is the time of year when we begin to make our holiday plans with family and friends. A time to celebrate our culture, faith, and family connections.  It is often one of our most favorite and treasured times of the year when we can spend quality time with those we care most about.  […]

What Are You Doing on Friday?

We are just four days out from our Annual Investing in Our Children Luncheon on Friday. This year, we are going virtual! We’d love to have your participation, so please join us to see our mission in action and learn more about the impact of Children’s Friend services and programs in our community. We may be […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence has been called an epidemic, but now with COVID-19 and its associated stressors, we have seen an even greater increase in incidents. We know that that exposure to domestic violence can negatively impact children’s social and emotional health and can lead to a wide range of difficulties. At Children’s Friend, we serve high […]

Adoption and Foster Care

The federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data for 2019 was recently released. The data shows 423,997 children in foster care in the United States on the last day of the federal fiscal year. This number is roughly the same as in 2009. The data also showed the median age of the […]