Family Support Programs
Basic Needs Support and Service Referral
Ensuring children and their families can successfully overcome obstacles.
CCF provides basic needs to families for any requests they may have:
- Emergency help with food, clothing, and household items
- Assistance with heating and electric bills
- Translation services
- Information and referral to partner community agencies
Woonsocket Agencies in Action is a coalition of churches and community agencies running emergency food pantries in Woonsocket. This group shares resources, jointly seeks funding to purchase protein items, and coordinates the distribution of fresh produce to Woonsocket families as part of the Pantry Express Program offered during the summer and early fall.
For more information, call Kat Norville at 401.766.3384.
Parent as Teachers Program
Ensuring children and families can lead healthy, self-sufficient lives
Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a nationally-recognized home visiting program for families with small children, prenatal to age five. Certified parent educators provide parents with educational materials, activities, and other supports to foster positive childhood development:
- Home-based parenting and family support
- Case management services to assist families with their goals for success
- Monthly parent workshops and family activity nights
Community, Health and Safety Initiatives
Ensuring families are walking, biking, and driving safely
Woonsocket Safe Communities
This citywide coalition provides education and information on injury prevention, child passenger seat safety and bicycle helmets. CCF’s certified technicians install car seats for eligible families in Woonsocket.
Shield for Life Project
With funding from the RI Department of Transportation, CCF is launching a new initiative titled “Shield for Life,” which offers presentations to Northern Rhode Island residents on the new seatbelt law. Police officers are now able to cite motorists for not wearing their seatbelts, even if it is their only offense.
The intent of the Shield for Life program is to educate residents about the importance of buckling up, safe driving habits, and consequences of distracted driving. This program will be offered to new and experienced drivers, with a focus on males aged 18-34, and will provide participants with the critical resources needed to drive safely. By implementing this exciting new initiative, CCF will not only protect our neighborhoods, but also encourage drivers to adopt good habits. For more information, contact Angela Marandola at email@example.com.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Connecting for Children and Families has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Woonsocket Health Equity Zone to offer a Diabetes Prevention Program. This workshop offers weekly sessions to combat Type 2 Diabetes, a condition that is preventable. Please contact Felix Colon at 401-766-3384 for more details or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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