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Honoring Providence College Coach Ed Cooley October 26!

Providence College Basketball Coach Ed Cooley Being Honored by Family Service of RI

Family Service of RI will be honoring Providence College Basketball Coach Ed Cooley at the 12th Annual Brighter Futures Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center beginning at noon. Coach Cooley was born in South Providence, and has played a quiet but important role in helping to improve the lives of families and young people in the community.

For tickets and more information, please click here or call 401-519-2278.


Foster Parents Needed!

Family Service of Rhode Island has a waiting list of children needing loving homes.  Maybe yours! Singles, partnered, married are eligible!

Foster parents receive a stipend, 24/7 support, and many other benefits. Click here for more information about foster parenting.  You can reach our foster care recruiter Leidy Alves at 401-660-7822. Or email her at alvesle@familyserviceri.org. Hablamos español.

You can contact her at any time or stop by the open house on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Family Service of RI office at 134 Thurbers Avenue, Providence.  Check out directions by clicking here.

We take pride in all families!  Read about our outreach for LGBTQQI foster parents here.  If you Facebook or Twitter, spread the word using the hashtag #wetakeprideinallfamilies.  Thank you for helping us spread the word via social media!             


Volunteer for the Walking School Bus!

                                           The Walking School Bus in Action!

The Providence Children’s Initiative Walking School Bus supports a wide range of student-centered goals, including daily school attendance, on-time arrival, daily exercise, positive adult role models, and parent engagement. We are seeking volunteers to walk kids to school – a great way to connect with kids and get your daily exercise. You can volunteer once a month, once a week, or every day.  

Call 401-331-1350 ext. 3603 for more information about the "Walking School Bus," or email by clicking here.


Find the Walking School Bus on Facebook here. View a video about the program here.

Susan Culpo, a Walking School Bus volunteer who leads one of the routes says, "It is the most gratifying, fun, important part of my day. It takes minutes and it's very helpful making sure these fabulous children arrive to school safe, happy and on time...You will love it."  







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To improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve

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