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Supports for Parents/ Caregivers

The Awaken Network:

Updated List of free Online Resources for Mindfulness and Resiliance


Keep Calm, Learning is On! Tips and Resources for Parents to Support Learning at Home

Rhode Isalnd Parent Information Network (RIPIN):

Special Education resources and more.

RI Tutorial:

Distance Learning Survival Guide

Wide Open School:

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.

Rhode Island PBS:

Free learning resources for educators, students and families.


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.

Click on the links below to access MHARI's Behavioral Health Resource Guide in various formats.


·         E-Book Resource Guide


·         Guía De Recursos E-Book


·         Printable Resource Guide


·         Guía De Recursos Para Imprimir


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!

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.)

SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program)

SNAP hotline phone number is 1-855-697-4347 for applying by phone, questions & support or ally online.

Gift Cards

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

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

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