Services

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. 

Village Peer Group    REGISTER HERE

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6-7:30 pm

The Village Offices - 139 Ocean Ave, Cranston, RI

 

Held monthly at The Village offices, 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, November 19, 2019  6-7:30 pm

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

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.

Kinship Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

No group until further notice

The Village Offices - 139 Ocean Ave, Cranston, RI

Kinship families are encouraged to attend this group, as at least one of our facilitators is a Kinship provider and trainer. Kinship foster care presents unique and complex joys and challenges that are best addressed with other kinship families and facilitators. Group may be split into general and kinship depending on attendance. Pizza and drinks are provided.

Southern Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:30-8 pm

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

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.

Grupo de Compañeros de Lengua Española   Registrar aquí

Spanish Language Peer Group

Tuesday, November 26 2019 6-8 pm

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

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. Se servirán refrescos.

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. Refreshments will be served.

Newport County Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

TBD 6-7:30 pm

Looking Upwards - 438 E. Main Rd, Middletown, RI 

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! Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
*Parking and entrance for Looking Upwards is at the rear of the Irongate II Building

Foster/Glocester Regional Peer Group   REGISTER HERE

TBD 2019 6-7:30 pm

Glocester Manton Free Public Library - 1137 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 

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! Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Westerly Peer Group  REGISTER HERE

Monday, November 11, 2019 6-7:30 pm

Faith Bible Church - 115 Ashaway Rd, Westerly, RI 

Welcome to the deep south...of RI! 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! Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

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.