Rhode Island

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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Statewide- medical- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Statewide- healthcare, dental, behavioral- Tri-County Community Action Agency

Regional

Southeast RI- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) prescription assistance- Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

County/City

Cranston- medical, dental, behavioral- Comprehensive Community Action Program

Providence- prescription assistance- Amos House

Providence- Health & Dental Care- Crossroads

Providence- eye care- Mary House

Providence- dental care- Providence Rescue Mission

Woonsocket- behavioral- Community Care Alliance

Housing/
Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- rent a room- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- coordinated entry system- Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness

Statewide- Tri-County Community Action Agency

Regional

County/City

Cranston- Comprehensive Community Action Program

North Providence- St. Anthony Church

Providence- Amos House

Providence- Crossroads

Providence- Emmanuel House

Providence- Holy Family Home for Women and Children

Providence- Housing Authority

Providence- Little Flower Home

Providence- McAuley Ministries

Providence- Providence Rescue Mission

Providence- Sojourner House

Woonsocket- Community Care Alliance

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- child care resources- Exceed

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Statewide- pre-k lottery- RIDE

Statewide (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) childcare scholarships- The Cabrini Fund

Regional

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

County/City

Providence- financial assistance- Capital City Community Center

Providence- McAuley Ministries

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Cash Assistance

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance HEAP

FAFSA

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- car seat donations- Safe Kids Worldwide

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- diapers, socks, underwear- Project Undercover

Regional

Southeast RI- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – material support- Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

County/City

Cranston- parent education program- Comprehensive Community Action Program

East Providence- baby items- East Bay Baptist Church

Providence- diapers, wipes, clothing- BVCAP

Providence- income based doula services- Open Circle

Woonsocket- family outreach- Community Care Alliance

Woonsocket- baby items, parenting education- Connecting for Children & Families

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- low-income small loans- Capital Good Fund

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- housing assistance- RIHousing

Statewide- public transit- RIPTA

Statewide- rent & utility assistance, furniture, clothing, food, etc.- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Statewide- education scholarships & grants- The College Grants Database

Statewide- case management, employment services, emergency assistance- Tri-County Community Action Agency

Regional

Southeast RI- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) -rent & utility assistance, food & clothing assistance, furniture bank, etc.- Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

County/City

Cranston- case management, food bank, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Comprehensive Community Action Program

East Providence- food pantry, school supplies- East Bay Baptist Church

North Providence- food assistance- St. Anthony Church

Pawtucket- food pantry- Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center

Pawtucket- food pantry- St. John Paul II Parish

Pawtucket- basic needs- The Salvation Army

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

Providence- case management, food pantry, homeless outreach- Better Lives Rhode Island

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

Providence- food assistance- Capital City Community Center

Providence- education and employment services- Crossroads

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

Providence- food assistance- First Unitarian Church of Providence

Providence- food pantry, soup kitchen- Gospel Tabernacle Outreach Ministries Inc.

Providence- food pantry, weekly meals- Impact Center Providence

Providence- food pantry- Mary House

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

Providence- food pantry- Open Table of Christ UMC

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

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

Providence- soup kitchen, clothing- St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

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

Providence- general assistance- The Salvation Army

Providence- food pantry- Urban League of Rhode Island

Woonsocket- rent & utility assistance, food, clothing vouchers- Community Care Alliance

Woonsocket- food pantry, financial education, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Connecting for Children & Families

Woonsocket- food pantry- St. James Episcopal

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Regional

County/City

Providence- McAuley Ministries

Providence- Sojourner House

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.

Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

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.

A 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.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

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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*Verified 4/20