Our Services


Our work is rooted in the idea of home-grown hope
Made possible by providing support to youth and their families within their homes and communities.

By extending our services to the entire family, we’re able to keep a large percentage of youth at home and out of residential programs and group homes. This leads to a higher rate of school achievement, and offers a much greater chance for youth to reach their potential.

Annual Quality Improvement Reports

2021 Quality Improvement Report
2020 Quality Improvement Report

If home to them is the basketball court, we’ll be there.
If it’s the mall, we’ll be there.
Wherever these children & youth feel at home, we’ll meet them there.
As we build trust and relationships, we bring the family in.

To accomplish this mission, we have developed a broad spectrum of family services:

Preserving Families Network (PFN)

PFN provides families with an array of intensive, community and home-based services that help avoid placing children in expensive and restrictive settings. PFN‘s largest component consists of Home Based Clinical Services (HBCS) servicing children between the ages of 6 and 18 referred by DCYF. In certain instances, HBCS also services the 18-21 age range. HBCS is a family-focused, clinical treatment program designed to address a child or adolescent’s identified behaviors and clinical symptoms. Clinicians work with the child or adolescent in the their home environment to provide support and behavioral assistance as often as needed. Treatment coordination is also done with other community providers in order to provide comprehensive treatment interventions that ultimately improve a child or adolescent’s overall functioning.

Services Include:

  • Home and community based approach
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Flexibility with scheduling sessions
  • 24/7 coverage for emergency and crisis situations
  • Coordination and/or referrals to psychiatric services
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Summer recreational program
  • Periodic structured skills groups
  • Advocating and assisting in court-related matters

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

MST is a 3-5 month intensive, evidence-based treatment program that addresses serious antisocial behavior in youth aged 12-17. MST focuses on empowering caregivers to solve current and future problems within their family. MST has a highly structured clinical supervision and quality assurance processes to ensure fidelity to the model. MST has shown to decrease referral behaviors in youth, and increase family functioning to preserve youth within their homes and communities.

Services Include:

  • Single MST therapist working intensively with 4 to 6 families at a time
  • Team of 2 to 4 therapists plus a supervisor
  • 24/7 team availability
  • Work is done in the community, home, school, and neighborhood
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • At least 2-4 Face to Face contacts per week
  • MST therapists are able to coordinate treatment with existing providers/services or services the family may become involved with if it is deemed clinically appropriate for the family
  • Advocating and Assisting in Court-Related Matters
  • Educational Advocacy

Why are Caregivers so Important?

• Many times the youth’s delinquency and behaviors are able to decrease and be managed with effective parenting skills.

Youth Transition Center (YTC)

YTC is a unique collaboration between Tides Family Services, the Department of Children, Youth and Families (“DCYF”) and the Rhode Island Training School (“RITS”) for male and female youth, aged 13 to 19. Servicing high-risk offenders in Providence, Pawtucket and surrounding communities, YTC helps youth to prepare for release from the RITS or meet the conditions of their probation. It emphasizes responsibility and prevention strategies to avoid re-entry into the Juvenile Justice system.

Services Include:

  • Community and Home Re-entry Preparation
  • Job-Readiness and Vocational Training
  • Supervision by Outreach and Tracking
  • Gang-Involvement Prevention
  • Training for Non-Violence Conflict Resolve
  • Crisis Intervention for Reintegration Challenges
  • Engaging Youth with Community Supports
  • Restitution and Community Service Planning
  • 24/7 team availability

Clinical and Enhanced Outpatient Services (EOS)

This home based clinical program provides male and female youth, 9 to 18, with intensive short term counseling with a goal of preventing hospitalization. Licensed Clinicians receive referrals from parents, court, probation officers, school departments, and other mental health or social service agencies. EOS is funded by Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.

Services Include:

  • Short Term Intensive Services
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Coordination of Care with Primary Care Providers
  • Coordination of Care with Psychiatrists
  • Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
  • Flexible Scheduling

Outreach and Tracking

Outreach & Tracking is a community-based, intensive supervision program with a goal of family preservation and school completion with youth and families involved with DCYF/probation. With the primary goal of home preservation and successfully exiting the Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare system.

Services Include:

  • 24/7 365 day a year Coverage for Emergency and Crisis Situations
  • Counseling
  • Advocating and Assisting in Court-Related Matters
  • Connecting Youth to Therapeutic Recreation Activities
  • Meeting client and families in their community and environment
  • School advocacy and truant support
  • Individualized treatment planning based on referral behaviors
  • Case coordination with outside providers

Children’s Mobile Crisis Response (CMCR)

Services Include:

  • Family Stabilization
  • Establishment of Wraparound Planning Teams
  • -Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Home-Based Support and Behavioral Health Interventions
  • Intensive Family Support
  • Flexible, Non-Traditional Case Management
  • Community-Based Family Conflict Media Linkage to Other Community Supports and Services
  • Referral, Intake and Screening
  • Access to Flexible Funding
  • Recreational activities
  • School Advocacy
  • Trauma focused treatment

Believe in Making Results Program (BMR)

Services Include:

  • Case Management
  • Support with basic needs
  • Develop individualized treatment plans
  • Referrals to ancillary services
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Informal counseling (community, home and school based)
  • Therapeutic skill groups
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Educational advocacy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Services Include:

  • Families have access to an on-call clinical line 24/7
  • FFT is an evidence-based, strengths based model built on the foundation of acceptance and respect
  • Average duration of treatment is 3-5 months
  • Each family will go through 5 phases of treatment: engagement, motivation, relational assessment, behavior change and generalization

We never reject a youth or a family…
We never give up on a kid…

Everything we do would not be possible without your incredibly generous support. We’re so grateful for your contribution to these kids, and in turn, our community.