Child & Family’s Aging Well Program

Program Description

Child & Family’s Aging Well Program has been providing vital support services to seniors in Newport County since the 1960s and to seniors in Providence since 2000. This program works to enhance seniors’ quality of life with a focus on dignity and respect for independence. Serving thousands of older Rhode Islanders each year, the Aging Well program helps our older Rhode Island neighbors remain safely in their homes and provides other critical services, such as Medicare and Medicaid enrollment counseling regarding insurance eligibility and benefits, behavioral health counseling, case management services, caregiver support, and the essential connections to other resources for their optimal health and wellness.

Consistent with the values of Child & Family the Aging Well programs are based on the core belief that communities thrive when they take care of all of its members. The Aging Well program supports Aging Adults and Adults with Disabling conditions to remain in their community and in their homes whenever possible.  The Child & Family Aging Well program provides case management, coordinated care, caregiver support, and access to the Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) through a collaborative partnership with the 
Department of Human Services (DHS), the Office of Healthy Aging (OHA), and Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP).  Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) serves people who have disabilities or chronic care needs in the setting ideal for them and their families. Services may be episodic or on-going.

Services may be provided in a person’s home or in the community (for example, shared living or assisted living) to optimize their health and retain their independence.

In Partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) and Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) Child & Family provides Person Centered Case Management to lower income Aging Adults which includes providing access to a variety of supports and services.  Each potential client is provided a Person Centered Assessment to determine program eligibility and to fully consider their specific needs.


Some of the supports that may be accessed can include:

  • Medical Support
  • Home Care Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits (SNAP)
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Home Modifications and Assistive Technology, Lifeline, and other supportive services.
  • Adult Day Services
  • Mental Health Support
  • Victim of Crime Support
  • Housing Support Resources


To be eligible for case management services with Child and Family the applicant needs to be over the age of 65 and living in Providence or Newport County. Eligibility is program dependent based on income. 

How to Apply

A referral can be made to Child and Family by the client, caregiver, or through supports provided by Veterans Affairs (VA). Referrals can be made via telephone, fax, or email to our intake coordinator. Child and Family can assist with completing an LTSS application which then is submitted to DHS to determine eligibility.

Medicaid LTSS Application | Executive Office of Health and Human Services (

About Us

Child & Family’s commitment to our community has been strong and unwavering since we began serving Newport County and Rhode Island in 1866. Our core values that led us this far will carry us through to brighter days, especially now, as our services are more valuable than ever. Child & Family has developed various programs to support all in need, regardless of age or situation. We provide early childhood development education and care, housing for women and children, foster care services, counseling for seniors in times of struggle, and family therapy. Our devotion to helping the most vulnerable populations binds us together and creates an important sense of solidarity during these difficult times.

Contact Info 

Phone number: (401) 849-2300


Address: 31 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

              1268 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905








Click for more information about the Aging Well program