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Rhode Island Foster Parents Association

East Providence, RI | http://www.rifpa.org
Joined in November 2007

About Us

The mission of the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association is to provide education and other forms of support to families that provide substitute care, and to the community at large, in order to further the cause of children who cannot live with their parents.

We at the RIFPA recognize that each foster family is unique and has many diverse and special needs. The financial assistance we provide through the Enrichment Fund and Teen Grants ensures that no child will be left behind when it comes to participating in valuable life experiences. Our Life Skills Program prepares adolescents in foster care for the challenges of independent living. Our Real Connections program builds stronger bonds between youth in care and supportive adults by engaging them in goal-focused mentoring relationships with adults both from the community and from their own existing network. We offer regional support groups for foster parents. Among all the services we provide, perhaps none is more appreciated than having an experienced foster parent always a phone call away to provide mentoring to other foster parents in need of immediate support. That's what our New Foster Parent Mentor Program is all about!

The RIFPA identifies and addresses the gaps that separate state agencies, foster families and children in need of care. Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers have made a solid commitment to the many dedicated foster parents who perform such valuable public service. Together, we strive to ensure that all children in substitute care achieve their fullest potential in safe and nurturing environments.

The mission of the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association is to provide education and other forms of support to families that provide substitute care, and to the community at large, in order to further the cause of children who cannot live…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth

Location

  • 55 South Brow Street, East Providence, RI 02914, United States

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