Family Resources

The following are family resources that may be helpful for families, those in CCAP and others. 

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Need food assistance? Our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a resource for eligible families. 

Family Violence Option Advocacy Program assists DHS customers who are victims/survivors of domestic violence.

The Community Action Program (CAP) agencies throughout Rhode Island can help with basic & emergency needs, counseling, employment, education, financial services, health and DHS' energy assistance and weatherization programs. 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services can help you learn healthy choices and lifestyles, support with breastfeeding, screen for health, growth and development and more. 

The Rhode Island Children's Cabinet website has a multitude of prenatal to pre-K resources to keep RI kids strong.

Learn about DHS' initiatives to support and ensure quality child care here.

Want to know how a child care provider becomes licensed? Go here.