Bristol Warren Thrive by Five and Beyond is a collaboration of dedicated agencies and community members working to improve the health and well-being of East Bay individuals and families. Members offer a wide range of services that support the needs of children and families. Use the links below to access more information on current members and how we might be able to serve you. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the registration link below.
Bristol Warren Health Equity Zone (BHEZ):
The Bristol HEZ is a community-wide effort funded through the Rhode Island Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Resources and Services Administration to create innovative approaches that can reduce and manage chronic diseases, promote healthy lifestyles, assure healthy child development, and create environments where healthy choices are easier to make.
Day One works to create a community that is free of sexual violence, we strive to empower individuals and communities through treatment, intervention, and prevention services. We work diligently to educate and advocate for systemic changes that will improve the response to sexual abuse through public policy initiatives and legislation. Their services include: 24-hour Helpline and victim advocacy, legal advocacy, law enforcement advocacy programs, individual and group counseling, professional training sessions, and prevention education workshops.
Department of Child, Youth, and Family Services (DCYF):
The Department of Children, Youth and Families is the state child welfare, children's mental health and juvenile corrections services agency which promotes safety, permanence, and well-being of currently or previously at-risk children through partnerships with family, community, and government. Their programs and services include the following: Child Protective Services, foster care, foster licensing, The Division of Youth Development, Family Care Community Partnerships, Family Service Unites, and Community Services and Behavioral Health.
East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP):
East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization serving East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport or Jamestown. They offer assistance with medical and dental care, behavioral health care, human services and community programs as well as accessing food and housing.
Looking Upwards Early Intervention:
Looking Upwards helps adults with developmental disabilities explore what’s meaningful to them and create satisfying lives. Families of children with special healthcare needs find support so their children get the best start in life and thrive as they grow. Looking Upwards is a resource for school departments and a variety of professionals, expanding their options for how they serve their communities.
Rhode Island Department Of Health (RIDOH):
RIDOH works to prevent disease and protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island. The leading priorities include: addressing the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of health, eliminate health disparities and promote health equity, and ensure access to quality health services for all Rhode Islanders, including the state's vulnerable populations.
Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN):
RIPIN are peer professionals on a mission to help Rhode Islanders of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds get the support they need to thrive. Their designations include: Cedar Family Center, Early Intervention, Family Voices & Family-to-Family Health Information Center, Medical Home Portal, Parent Training and Information Center, RIPIN Healthcare Advocate, and RIREACH.
The Autism Project:
The Autism Project is a unique collaboration of parents, professionals and community members. We provide quality support, training, and programming that is accessible to all for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and those who work with them. We work to support individuals with ASD, other developmental disabilities, and communication, social-emotional, and regulation challenges - in our home state of Rhode Island and beyond.
Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties (VNS):
First Connections at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services.
Warren Health Equity Zone (WHEZ):
HEZ is a collaborative created to reduce and eliminate health disparities and barriers to wellness. The Rhode Island Department of Health provides seed funding for the Warren HEZ which is supported by East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) as its backbone agency. HEZ provides a wide array of health and human services to children, youth, families, adults, and elders. Through its health, education, and social support services, EBCAP helps those in need in communities throughout the East Bay.
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