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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Barrington- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Bristol- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Cranston- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

East Providence- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Foster- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Johnston- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

North Providence- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Providence- prescription assistance- Amos House

Providence- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Providence- Health & Dental Care- Crossroads

Providence- dental care- Providence Rescue Mission

Providence- medical assistance- West End Community Center

Scituate- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

Warren- prescription assistance- Catholic Social Services of RI

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- rent a room- Spare Room

County/City

Providence- Amos House

Providence- Crossroads

Providence- Emmanuel House

Providence- Holy Family Home for Women and Children

Providence- Little Flower Home

Providence- McAuley Village

Providence- Providence Rescue Mission

Providence- Sojourner House

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Statewide- pre-k lottery- RIDE

Statewide- childcare scholarships- The Cabrini Fund

County/City

Providence- tuition assistance- Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center

Providence- McAuley Village Child Care Learning Center

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Cash Assistance

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance HEAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

County/City

Providence- diapers, wipes, clothing- BVCAP

Providence- income based doula services- Open Circle

Providence- diapers, baby items- St. Gabriel’s Call

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Child Support

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Essentials

essentials.

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- energy assistance- Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Statewide- energy assistance programs- Office of Energy Resources

Statewide- government directory- Rhode Island Cities and Towns

Statewide- food pantry directory- Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Statewide- public transit- RIPTA

Statewide- education scholarships & grants- The College Grants Database

County/City

Barrington- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Bristol- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Cranston- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

East Providence- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Foster- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Johnston- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

North Providence- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Providence- daily meals, utility assistance, education assistance, etc.- Amos House

Providence- food pantry, furniture bank, education & job training, etc.- BVCAP

Providence- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Providence- education and employment services- Crossroads

Providence- food pantry, toiletries, housing referrals, etc.- Federal Hill House

Providence- rental assistance, housing referrals, hygiene, clothing, transportation assistance, daily meals, etc.- McAuley House

Providence- food pantry, weekly meals- Providence Assembly of God

Providence- daily meals, food pantry, clothing, etc.- Providence Rescue Mission

Providence- daily meals for children, job training, etc.- Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Providence- energy assistance- Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

Providence- food pantry, rent & utility assistance- South Providence Neighborhood Matters

Providence- food pantry- Urban League of Rhode Island

Providence- food pantry, furniture bank, etc.- West End Community Center

Scituate- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

Warren- energy assistance, clothing, hygiene, food pantry, etc.- Catholic Social Services of RI

 

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Support Groups

National

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Providence- McAuley House

Providence- Sojourner House

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

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Adoption Law/Revocation

May not sooner than fifteen (15) days after the birth of the child, petition the family court for the termination of the rights of the natural parents of the child to consent to its adoption.

challenge  or petition is filed in the family court within one hundred eighty (180) days after the decree or order is entered. The family court shall deny the challenge unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the decree or order is not in the best interest of the adoptee.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.
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