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Important Links


Basic Needs

Street Sheets - information on statewide resources to help those experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or hunger

RI Community Food Bank - search for local food pantries and meal sites statewide - find free or reduced-cost resources like food, housing, financial assistance, health care, and more

Health Centers in RI - serves all patients regardless of age or income, sliding-fee schedule based on patient ability to pay

Behavioral Health (Mental Health and/or Substance Use)

RI Community Mental Health Centers map

Mental Health Association of RI

NAMI Rhode Island - state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness

SUMHLC - the Substance Use and Leadership Council of RI

College Planning Guide for students with mental health conditions

RI BHDDH Youth Behavioral Health Guide

Psychology Today - find a therapist

Zencare - find a therapist

Betterhelp - online therapy

Talkspace - online therapy

Headspace - free for teens

Calm - mindfulness app, some free resources

Postpartum Support International

TWLOHA - nonprofit providing a national find help tool and a Treatment & Recovery Scholarship

SAMHSA - National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Aware Recovery Care - home-based addiction treatment and support

Substance Abuse Treatment Providers list - drug and alcohol treatment, download pdf

RICARES - Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts

RI Recovery Community Centers list

Start Your Recovery - find drug & alcohol rehab centers and support in Rhode Island


Special Education Handbook, Rhode Island Disability Law Center

Rhode Island Department of Education, Special Education Regulations

RIPIN - they help Rhode Islanders navigate health care, special education, and healthy aging

Facilitated IEP/504 Meetings

Early Childhood

Love That Baby, Family Visiting program,  Rhode Island Department of Health

Exceed, Rhode Island Early Childhood Commitment 

RIDOH breastfeeding info

La Leche League International - breastfeeding

Health Insurance

Healthsource RI - state health insurance exchange 

RIPIN Call Center - Rhode Island's Health Insurance Consumer Support Line

RI Parity Initiative - A project of the Mental Association of RI to help you know your rights. "Mental health parity is the law. In most cases, your health plan must cover mental health services, including for addiction, the same way it covers physical health services. It cannot discriminate."


Healing Mother & Baby - peer support for pregnant women struggling with opioids and other substances

Perinatal Safe Spots - resource list via Commonsense Childbirth National Perinatal Task Force

The Community Support Circle

Pregnant & Parenting BIPOC

Doulas Conectadas RI

Ready Set Latch Go!

Urban Perinatal Education Center

Protective Factors & Positive Youth Development

Protective Factors Framework, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Developmental Assets, Search Institute

Complete Guide to Developmental Milestones, Child Mind Institute

Rhode Island Early Intervention Program

Girls on the Run Rhode Island

Theory of Change, Prevent Child Abuse America

Zero to Three

Social Emotional Development

Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide, American Academy of Pediatrics

Resources for Promoting Social-Emotional Learning, Action for Healthy Kids

An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning - free, self-paced introductory course online

Trying Together - list of resources

Trauma Informed Care Resources

Trauma and Your Family Tip Sheet

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Day One RI - sexual assault support

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Sojourner House - offering support groups, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, sexual health advocacy, emotional support and assistance for individuals in abusive relationships

Family Care Community Partnerships

Rhode Island Families with Children Programs ​

Rhode Island Children with Special Needs

Bradley Hospital Children's Program

Complex Trauma Resources

Parenting as a Complex Trauma Survivor

Substance Use & Mental Health Leadership Council

Beauty After Bruises - resources and treatment grants for adult survivors of childhood trauma who have Complex PTSD and/or dissociative trauma disorders

Trauma Research Foundation - free somatic resources

She Recovers - free recovery resource for women including peer groups, trauma informed yoga and mindful dance

Dr. Arielle Schwartz - free (donation-based) therapeutic yoga for trauma recovery online

Truancy Prevention Resources, RI Youth at Risk Coalition

Truancy Prevention Policy Brief

Truancy Prevention Toolkit


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