Child & Family’s Foster Care Program

Program Description

For the last 30 years, Child & Family’s Foster Care professionals have successfully matched hundreds of Rhode Island’s children in need of a loving, nurturing, structured home with the foster parent(s) best suited to their unique needs. We work with children from birth to 21 and are continually recognized for our success in supporting older teens in care as well as parenting teens. Our goal is to create a stable and loving environment that allows the child to grow and flourish in the context of family life while establishing a pathway to permanency. 

Child & Family is always looking for new Foster Families who would open up their homes and hearts to a child in need.

What makes Child & Family unique in its delivery of service:

  • A 30-year history of providing Foster care services throughout Rhode Island.
  • A proven track record of supporting older teens in care as well as parenting teens.
  • We encourage inclusion and have a diverse community of foster families.
  • Spanish speaking case managers are available to provide support in foster parent’s primary language and within a cultural context that best supports the unique needs of blended families.
  • The mission of our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program is to work with biological families and foster parents to establish permanency both in terms of reunification, adoption, and guardianship and to foster strong family relationships.
  • Clinicians are available to assist with transition and stabilization at time of placement and/or when a need presents itself throughout placement.
  • Respite care, or short-term relief for foster parents, is available to provide necessary self-care.
  • Foster Parent-Mentorships are available so you can learn from experienced, seasoned Foster parents.
  • We can assist with transportation needs when necessary.

Most importantly, we walk prospective foster parents through every step to complete their licensing. We will be there for you, and your foster child, every step of the way.

Please consider opening up your home and heart for these at-risk youth.

Eligibility/ How to Apply

If you are interested in learning what is involved in becoming a Child & Family foster parent, we encourage you to contact us directly at (401) 849-2300 or fill out the Foster Parent Application.

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