One of our amazing foster parents, Clarence, shared this very special anniversary story with us.  Today marks one year that this beautiful soul became part of our lives. 365 days ago, we weren’t even able to get him to smile – he didn’t know how, because his heart and world had been broken and stomped…

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At the Groden Network, we believe Black Lives Matter. Since the tragic death of George Floyd, the Leadership Team of the Groden Network has been actively involved in discussions with our staff members and with members of our community agencies and partners, including the RI Coalition for Children and Families and the Community Provider Network…

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There was a lot to celebrate this Spring and our amazing staff made sure everyone got to celebrate as best they could virtually.    This meant birthday parades and calls, socially distanced recognition of Easter, Foster Care Awareness Month, Birthday and so much more   . 

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We could not be more proud of our students, families and staff who ensured that the individuals we support continue to learn, grow and stay happy, even when wearing masks  

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And the Secret Garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles” – Frances Hodgson Bernett, The Secret Garden In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, The Groden Network celebrated with The 3rd Annual Secret Garden cocktail party at Roger Williams Botanical Center. Surrounded by beautiful foliage and flowers, we recognized our honorees who…

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Valentine’s Day Our students had a wonderful time spreading the love at Groden North and South on Valentine’s Day sharing carnations with staff and friends. Students also created beautiful Valetine’s Day artwork and enjoyed some sweets!          Vocational/Life Skills Training Room  Thank you to all who donated items for our Vocational/Life Skills…

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Written by Leah Hazelwood, a GCTFC foster mom It all started when I decided I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. I had many friends who had become foster parents and my initial thought was, “Do I have what it takes to do this?” What if their needs are too significant?…

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