We are a group of parents, family members, transition age youth, and adults with behavioral health lived experience who are committed to supporting and assisting peers and working with statewide and national partners to empower children, youth, families and individuals through dynamic supports, education, and advocacy to prevent abuse and neglect and progress towards universal health, wellness, and recovery.
Child & Family Program
We work with parents and family caregivers who have children and youth at risk or who have serious emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. We are the Rhode Island Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. We are statewide family network funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We are contracted by the RI Department of Education and RI Department of Children, Youth & Families.
Peer Recovery Program
Our peer recovery program is committed to building a strong workforce of individuals and family members in recovery to work with adults who are in recovery from mental health, substance use or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. We provide certified peer recovery specialist specialty workforce development training and federally registered apprenticeship opportunities. We operate recovery community centers in Newport County and Washington County funded by, RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH). We contract with the RI Department of Health to deliver statewide peer recovery street outreach services in opioid hot spots across the state.
Just recently we were awarded a 4-year Federal Grant with Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), to expand the knowledge and skills of certified peer recovery specialist workforce to specialize in working with pregnant women and parents of children impacted by opioid addiction and involved family members and guardians.
Learn more about our programs, how to access services and participate in trainings and events.