Programs & Services

Children’s Friend offers a wide array of flexible, effective, and culturally relevant services that support and strengthen Rhode Island families and communities. Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 31,488 individuals annually. These services range from family counseling and crisis intervention to Early Head Start and child care programs.

Children’s Friend is a statewide leader in serving vulnerable children and families. Through the development of innovative programs and collaboration with other public and private agencies, Children’s Friend provides a comprehensive array of social services that strengthen families and support the healthy development of children.

Our Goals

  1. Develop and provide comprehensive, effective, and culturally relevant social services which are tailored to meet the specific needs of each child and family served.
  2. Promote the professional development of those who provide services to children and families through training and consultation.
  3. Assume a leadership role in providing advocacy and education to inform policy-makers and the general public about the pressing needs of vulnerable children and families.