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Rhode Island State Information

In Rhode Island, approximately over 14,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 5,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

Rhode Island kinship care support can be classified as private driven. The driving organization for kinship care support in Rhode Island is the Rhode Island Partnership for Family Connections. This organization is the coordinating body for kinship care resources. It has a very resourceful website that lists services and support that exist throughout the state.

Rhode Island offers a diverse range of services, support, and assistance for relative care families. Through public and private partnerships the state has been able to place many children with relatives, and prevent their entrance into the foster system.

By the Numbers
  • Over 14,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 5,000 grandparents report having their grandchildren living with them.
Grandparent Visitation

Download the Grandparent Visitation information here (current as of 8/1/11)

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