Thursday, February 28, 2013

Over 1,000 Likes!

We're pleased to report over 1,000 likes to the Family Service of RI page on Facebook!

Many thanks to all who have shown their interest and support of our work.

Haven't liked us yet?  This link should bring you to the page.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Congrats Lucy's Hearth!

Family Service of RI affiliate, Lucy's Hearth, was recognized earlier this week for its outstanding work.

The Newport County Community Mental Health Center recognized Lucy's Hearth for outstanding service to the community and to the center's clients.  The recognition took place at the center's annual meeting at The Atlantic Beach Club.

Lucy's Hearth, located in Middletown, RI, serves homeless women and children.  Learn more by clicking here.

Congrats to Jennifer and her team!

Lucy's Hearth Logo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Do You Like to Eat?

If you like to eat, then our AIDS Project RI division could use your help! 

They are recruiting restaurants and they are recruiting patrons of those restaurants for a special day coming up in April.

Interested?  Click here for more information.

Remember: Dine out and fight AIDS!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shoveling Snow for Those Who Can't

Our friends at Serve Rhode Island, a great partner with Family Service of RI, is looking for healthy people to shovel snow for those who cannot.

Can you help?

For more information, click here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Check Out 2-1-1

Was just reminded that United Way 2-1-1 is open for business during the storm 24/ 7 to help with all sorts of issues.  Here's the link to their website.

Closing at Noon Today.

Due to the storm, Family Service of RI is closing at noon today.  Please stay safe!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Military Families

Family Service of RI and Butler Hospital are sponsoring a presentation entitled "Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Military Families," on Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Butler's Ray Conference Center.

This presentation by Ellen DeVoe, PhD, LICSW and Ruth Paris, PhD, LICSW, will focus on Strong Families Strong Forces, a short-term home-based reintegration program aimed at reducing the impact of deployment separation and war-zone related trauma on military families.

Education credits are available.

For more information, please click here.

Family Service of RI recently received a federal grant to reduce child trauma in Rhode Island, with a focus on military families.  For more information on that project, please click here.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Help "Drive" the Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus, introduced by our Providence Children's Initiative program last fall, has become quite popular as it helps get boys and girls to school on time in South Providence.

R.J. Heim, from NBC 10, did a great story about it a few months ago.  And it's been covered by other media too.

Would you like to help out?  Family Service of RI is looking for volunteers to walk the morning or afternoon shift.

If you're interested, please call 401-331-1350 ext. 3457 to learn more.