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In September 2020, DCYF launched a new Support and Response Unit (SRU) to better connect families and their children to support services. DCYF recognizes that many families struggle sometimes and could benefit from accessing services and supports that were traditionally only available to families with formal DCYF or Rhode Island Family Court involvement.
The SRU provides assistance by identifying each family’s needs and provides the necessary supports to help families thrive. The unit, which is located within DCYF’s Family Services Unit (FSU), helps families navigate services in their own communities. Also, the unit is a resource families who are feeling overwhelmed or who need assistance with accessing home and community-based services for a variety of needs.
SRU staff are able to offer:
Rhode Island families are encouraged to call the SRU by dialing 1-888-RI-FAMLY (74-32659).