Covid-19 Update:

Due to the concerns surrounding Covid-19, The Village has suspended all in person support groups and events. We will continue to update our site, Facebook pages and groups to let families now how we can continue to serve them. If you have specific needs, feel free to email, call or message us on Facebook. 

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SUPPORT GROUPS - Scroll for details or Register here!

All of the Village Support and Socialize groups provide an opportunity for all parents to get out and meet other foster and adoptive parents, relax, and share freely in a non-judgment zone. Experienced Village parents will be on-hand to provide support and answer questions. The Village currently offers childcare with all support and socialize groups! It's a great opportunity for kids to socialize with others just like them! Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. 

NEW Kinship Foster Parent Support Groups  

Kinship families are encouraged to attend these Kinship Support Groups, as at least one of our facilitators is a Kinship provider and trainer. We recognize that Kinship foster care presents both unique and complex joys and challenges that are best addressed with other kinship families and facilitators.   The Village is now offering 4 Kinship Support Groups per month.

Providence - English Kinship Support Group    REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8 to 9:30 pm currently via Zoom 8 - 9:30 pm currently via Zoom; 2nd Wednesday of each month

Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center - 700 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI (when in person)*

Kinship foster and adoptive parents are encouraged to attend this Kinship specific support group on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, currently via Zoom.   Our experienced facilitators are eager to share their personal experience as Kinship caregivers in a safe, friendly, non-judgemental environment.  

 

Spanish Speaking Kinship Support Group    REGISTER HERE   

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6 - 8 pm currently via Zoom; 

3rd Wednesday of each month

Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center - 700 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI

from 6 - 8 pm (when in person)*

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Minolly Saborio. While experienced foster and adoptive parents are available to facilitate, all Kinship Foster Parents contribute to providing understanding, friendship and real life experiences with foster care and adoption. 

Cada tercer miércoles del mes. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Minolly Saborio. Si bien los padres adoptivos y de crianza temporal con experiencia están disponibles para facilitar, todos los asistentes contribuyen a brindar comprensión, amistad y experiencias de la vida real con el cuidado de crianza y la adopción.

 

 

So. County (Westerly) Kinship Support Group  REGISTER HERE

Monday, February 22, 2021 8 - 9:30 pm currently via Zoom;

4th Monday of each month

Faith Bible Church - 115 Ashaway Rd, Westerly, RI

from 6 - 7:30 pm (when in person)* 

Kinship foster and adoptive parents are welcome...come meet fellow foster and adoptive parents in your area! Experienced foster and adoptive parents will be on hand to offer support and answer questions while parents will have an opportunity to get to know one another!

 

East/West Bay (Cranston) Kinship Support Group   REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:30 - 8 pm currently via Zoom; 

4th Tuesday of each month

The Village Offices - 139 Ocean Ave, Cranston, RI (when in person)*

Held monthly, on the 4th Tuesday of each month, our experienced foster and adoptive parents are on hand to facilitate all Kinship foster parents as everyone in attendance contributes to provide a safe, understanding space for all in which friendship and real life experiences are shared.  

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Southern RI Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:30 pm currently via Zoom

Exeter Public Library - 773 Ten Rod Rd, Exeter, RI

from 6:30 - 8 pm (when in person)*

Held monthly in Southern Rhode Island, this is a great opportunity for our Southern families to meet others in their area.  As with all our support and socialize groups, Experienced Village parents will be on hand to provide support and answer questions in a relaxed, judgement free zone.  Pizza and drinks are provided.

Central RI Village Peer Group    REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:30 to 8 pm currently via Zoom

The Village Offices - 139 Ocean Ave, Cranston, RI

from 6 - 7:30 pm (when in person)*

Held monthly at The Village office, 139 Ocean Ave, Cranston, our centrally located group is open to all foster and adoptive families. While experienced foster and adoptive parents are on hand to facilitate, everyone in attendance contributes to provide understanding, friendship, and real life experiences with foster care and adoption. 

Northern Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, February 17, 2021  8 to 9:00 pm currently via Zoom

Cumberland Public Library - 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI

from 6 - 7:30 pm (when in person)*

Held monthly at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, this is a great opportunity for our Northern families to meet others in their area.  As with all our support and socialize groups, Experienced Village parents will be on hand to provide support and answer questions in a relaxed, judgement free zone.  Pizza and drinks are provided.

Grupo de Compañeros de Lengua Española   Registrar aquí

Spanish Speaking Peer Group

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6 to 8 pm currently via Zoom

Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center - 700 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI* (when in person)*

Todos los últimos martes de cada mes. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Minolly Saborio.  Mientras que los padres de crianza temporal y adoptivos experimentados están disponibles para facilitar, todos los asistentes contribuyen a proporcionar comprensión, amistad y experiencias de la vida real con el cuidado de crianza y la adopción. 

Every last Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact Minolly Saborio. While experienced foster and adoptive parents are available to facilitate, all attendees contribute to providing understanding, friendship and real life experiences with foster care and adoption. 

Foster/Glocester Regional Peer Group   

TBD 2021 6 to 7:30 pm

Glocester Manton Free Public Library - 1137 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI when in person*

Finally a support group for our far northern friends!  Come meet fellow foster and adoptive parents in your area! Experienced foster and adoptive parents will be on hand to offer support and answer questions while parents will have an opportunity to meet and get to know one another!

Newport County Peer Group   

No group until further notice

Looking Upwards - 438 E. Main Rd, Middletown, RI when in person*

Come meet fellow foster and adoptive parents in your area! Experienced foster and adoptive parents will be on hand to offer support and answer questions while parents will have an opportunity to meet and get to know one another! 
*Parking and entrance for Looking Upwards is at the rear of the Irongate II Building

Family Activities

The Village offers periodic fun family activities, where all resource families can  meet and mingle, the kids can play and have a blast, and resource families can ask questions and get any assistance they might need, or be pointed in the right direction.

These activities are typically free of charge for families!

The Village Closet

 

​The Village Closet is a service to help resource families find needed items such as clothes, equipment, diapers, and toys. The Village Closet  items are provided through donations and contain both new and gently used items. Village Closet hours are available by appointment. To request items, please CLICK HERE to fill out our clothing and equipment request form .  

To donate, please call 401-481-5483.