Supports for Parents/ Caregivers
Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
A free resource that has daily activities scheduled for families to help with managing staying at home. Just click on the "We are a family" link after accessing the website. A daily schedule will come up with multiple activities to choose from that are both fun and educational. Every day there are different activities.
Your Child's School:
Always remember that you can contact your child’s school to speak with a school social worker, guidance counselor or administration for additional supports and resources.
The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the release of our free Behavioral Health Resource Guide. It includes 24/7 hotlines, local support groups and free and sliding scale mental health services for those who are uninsured. The Guide is available in E-Book and printable formats in English and Spanish. You can find them in the links below and on our website.
Please click on the link below to watch a special message from our Executive Director, Laurie-Marie Pisciotta, where she discusses the Guide and the importance of taking care of your mental health.
Click on the links below to access MHARI's Behavioral Health Resource Guide in various formats.
It is our hope that you will share the Guide with anyone you think may benefit from the resources.
Thank you for your support and best wishes for a hopeful and happy 2021!
Sleep and Stress Reducer
The Calm App
The Breathe App $
Rain Rain App
RI Special Needs Registery
RI Department of Education/2020-2021 School Year
RI School Lunch Program
All children who get free/reduced price lunch at school will get a P-EBT card in the mail in late April or early May. The cards will be in a white envelope with FIS as the return address. The card will be mailed to the address your child’s school uses to send school information for your child. (If you are getting SNAP benefits, you will not get a separate card. Your extra P-EBT benefits are added to your EBT card.)
The Diocese of Providence has announced it will distribute Stop & Shop gift cards $25-$50 to those who are temporarily out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak. The cards would be available through the Diocesan Social Services Satellite offices in Woonsocket, West Warwick, and Wakefield beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Diocese encouraged those interested to call the satellite offices at the following numbers:
Woonsocket office: 401-762-2849, Wakefield office: 401-783-3149, Providence and West Warwick office: 401-421-7833 x 207
At Home Learning and Activities
Disaster Stress Helpline 1-800-985-5590 or text- TalkWithUs to 66746
Behavioral Health Link 401-414-5465-For people experiencing a behavioral health crisis & helps Rhode Islanders experiencing mental health and substance use crises receive the appropriate services they need as quickly as possible in an environment that supports their recovery.
Kids Link RI 1-855-543-5465-This free hotline connects parents and caregivers to children’s services in Rhode Island and helps parents determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling. Operates 24/7
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