Children’s Friend has been serving Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and their families since 1834. The children that they serve face a myriad of obstacles in their lives, including poverty, language barriers, lack of education, substance abuse, and difficulty accessing health care. Because of these obstacles, many of their parents have difficulty caring for them.
At Children’s Friend, they support families and help them find the strength to overcome their hurdles. By creating safe and nurturing environments for children during the crucial early years, and by helping parents gain access to the resources, education, and support that they need, they can give children the foundation to help them live healthy and productive lives.