401-235-7000

First Connections

Our First Connections program provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits to women who are pregnant and families with young children from birth to age three. 

We provide visits in Burrillville, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield and WoonsocketAnyone may offer to arrange a home visit for a family.

What we do:

Engage families 

Conduct home visits  

We meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions, and conduct comprehensive assessments. If needed, arrangements for interpretation services during home visits can be arranged. 

Link Families with Services

Based on the needs of the family, we provide  health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services and community resources. We also conduct child wellness screenings and communicate the results with the child's healthcare provider.

Simply ask for First Connections

If you are interested in receiving a home visit, please call 401-235-7000 and ask for the First Connections program. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services. 
    The nurse who visited me was very encouraging, helped with concerns I had and overall provided me with very useful info about, not only breastfeeding, but also about parenting as a new mom.” 
    First Connections Participant
Contact Information

PO Box 1700 | Woonsocket, RI | 02895 | Directions
401.235.7000 Main Agency | 401.235.7120 Emergency

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