Monthly CBO Spotlight: Parent Support Network of Rhode Island

  • 28 Jun 2024

Our primary care transformation efforts often include the support and partnership of community-based organizations (CBOs) statewide. CTC-RI is spotlighting a different CBO each month to recognize and appreciate their work in our communities. This month, we're spotlighting the Parent Support Network of Rhode Island, dedicated to behavioral health.


What ways does your organization uniquely support Rhode Islanders?       

Parent Support Network (PSN) is a statewide family and peer controlled non-profit organization in Rhode Island operating since 1993 dedicated to the behavioral health population. We work in partnership with state government, families, youth, individuals and communities to reduce disparities and address social determinants of health by providing community health and peer recovery services and assistance with accessing healthcare, food, housing, treatment for trauma, education, employment, and a healthy environment. We have a statewide team of over 50 culturally and linguistically diverse, dual-certified community health worker - peer recovery specialists who are available to meet the direct needs of children, youth, adults and their family members.   


How can a partnership with primary care providers strengthen your work?

PSN is ready and prepared to expand in our work to build a partnership with primary care providers across the state as we know that the individuals we serve will benefit. This will be an opportunity for PSN to strengthen our referral network of primary care providers and the accessibility of healthcare treatment for the individuals, children, youth and families that we serve.  


What's something you'd like the primary care community to understand about your organization?

Primary care providers are providing healthcare services daily and we recognized that primary care providers could benefit from making a referral for patients to receive home- and community-based health education, care coordination and direct family and peer support services with children who are involved with early intervention, early childcare, special education, behavioral health treatment, child welfare and the justice system. We work closely with RI Family Court, and we are the Prevent Child Abuse America - Rhode Island Chapter.  


Want to get in touch?

Contact the PSN warm line at 401-467-6855 or visit for assistance.