Grandparents and Kinship Families Programs

Whether you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle or adult raising a child there are resources, support services and mentoring opportunities for diverse kinship families to thrive.

Nana and Raji having a great time together

Grandparents as Caregivers Program at the YMCA

Through our partnership with the YMCA, we offer free educational and wellness programming year-round for children whose primary caregiver is age 55 or older. After-school care, summer camp scholarships, and free Y-based programs are available. This service is available to families in the greater Providence, Pawtucket, Lincoln, and Woonsocket areas; there are no income restrictions. For more information, contact the Point at or click here.


The Village for RI Foster & Adoptive Families

The Village was incorporated in March of 2016 as RI’s only foster and adoptive family founded and governed support organization. Today, The Village offers Peer Support for Kinship, Foster and Adoptive Families through monthly support groups, a community closet and family events.

We believe it takes a “village” to raise a child and no one should do it alone! For more information visit, email or call (401) 481-5483.