Providence Children's Museum - Families Together

Families Together is an innovative program for court-separated families conducted by Providence Children’s Museum.  Created in collaboration with RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in 1992, Families Together provides permanency planning and therapeutic visitation for children in state care and their families.  Families play and learn together at the Children's Museum – a nurturing and inspiring environment for fostering positive parent-child interaction.  Since the program's inception, Families Together therapists have helped thousands of families move toward permanency.  In 2014, the program served 500 children and parents in 173 families.  Learn more about Families Together.

Families Together Expands

In February 2012, the Museum extended the renowned program's services with "Nina’s House," a warm, welcoming environment for children, their parents, siblings and extended families.  Nina’s House, which was purchased and renovated by The Nina Foundation, provides a healing, homelike setting where families can rebuild relationships while practicing everyday parenting skills.  It enables the Families Together program to expand clinical services to serve more families and better meet their specific needs; fill a major need for early and thorough assessment of DCYF-involved families; provide parenting skill development for more families with very young children; and better serve those with serious emotional and cognitive challenges.  Learn more about Nina's House.