Children's Friend

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How they serve the community

Children's Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. The organization provides flexible, effective, and culturally relevant services and advocates for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families.

How the BlueAngel grant will help
The organzation supports over 4,200 low-income pregnant women, children, and families living in Pawtucket and Central Falls at two sites located in those cities, with the goal of increasing the number of women who initiate breastfeeding, breastfeed for six months following delivery, and exclusively breastfeed. To support these goals, the organization provides breastfeeding classes, "Breastfeeding Café" support groups, and one-on-one breastfeeding support.