Kick Off the Winter by Helping a Needy Child!


Providence – Now that the holidays are passed, Family Service of RI is hoping more Rhode Islanders will consider becoming foster parents. To encourage interest and raise awareness, the non-profit is kicking off the winter months by holding an Informational Night for anyone who may be interested in helping a child as a foster parent.

The event will take place Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Family Service of Rhode Island office at 134 Thurbers Avenue, suite 102, Providence, RI, 02905. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available. The office is right off the Thurbers Avenue exit on Route 95.

Anyone interested in foster parenting may attend the Information Night or contact Leidy Alves (who speaks English and Spanish) at Family Service of RI at their convenience. She can be reached at 401-660-7822 or emailed at

Foster parents receive a tax-free stipend, free medical/dental coverage for the child and clothing allowances, daycare assistance (for working parents), training and 24/7 support. Singles, partnered, married are eligible. LGBTQQIA-welcoming.

More information is also available at