Thursday, January 31, 2013

Have You Checked Out Our Employment Page?

If you are in the world of human services or education, you might want to check out the Family Service of RI employment page on a regular basis.

A quick glance shows we're looking for case managers, a director of our Mount Pleasant Academy program, a grant writer, clinicians and more.

Check out the page here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thank You Cuban Revolution

Our friends at Cuban Revolution have worked hard to support our AIDS Project RI division.  Thursday night they're holding another fundraising event.  More details here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Warming Shelters Available

As this is being written, it's about 12 degrees in Providence.  And it looks like the cold will continue for a few more days.

Warming shelters are being made available across Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has published a list on their website.

Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Keeping Warm

National Grid employees held a "warm clothing drive" for students at South Providence's Fogarty Elementary, the base for Family Service of RI's  Providence Children's Initiative.

Left to right in the photo are Victor Arias and Jackie Barros from the Providence Children's Initiative, and Janice Flynn, Jacques Afonso and Marisa Albanese from National Grid. We're proud that Marisa is also a member of our board!

Thank you Marisa and National Grid!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Traumatized Children the Topic This Weekend

Family Service of RI's Susan Erstling, Ph.D. was interviewed for the radio program "In the Community" airing on a number of radio stations this weekend.  Dr. Erstling is pictured above with WPRO news director Bill Haberman shortly after recording the interview earlier this week.

Dr. Erstling heads the agency's trauma & loss center, which specializes in helping children traumatized by crime and violence. 

Topics include speaking with children in the wake of community tragedies, such as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, and the agency's recent federal grant to reduce the impact of trauma on Rhode Island's children, with a special emphasis on military families.

The program airs at various times and stations on Sunday:

6:00 a.m. on  92 PRO-FM

6:30 a.m. on Lite Rock 105 FM

7:00 a.m. on Hot 106

7:30 a.m. on AM 790

8:00 a.m. on 630 WPRO/99.7 FM

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Teddy Bears Everywhere!

Thank you Fidelity Investments for donating 100 teddy bears to help us help children!

The bears will soothe boys and girls traumatized by crime and violence and other crises.

Family Service of RI partners with the Providence Police to respond, on-scene 24/7, to children and families facing critical situations in their lives.

In the photo, Family Service of RI's Carla Cuellar, who rides on patrol with police officers, and Patrolman Virak In check out the teddy bears.

The bears will also be used for young families served by Family Service of RI's First Connections home visiting program.

Thank you Fidelity!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Email Issues

We've been having some email issues over the past few days.

It happens!

If you emailed someone at Family Service of RI or our AIDS Project RI division, that person may not have received your email.

So if someone hasn't responded as you expected, that's the reason.

Sorry for the inconvenience! Our email system should be fully functional very soon.