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Collaboration Office
The Head Start Collaboration Office was created through a grant from the Administration for Children and Families, A.C.F. and the State of Rhode Island, Office of the Governor. The Office was placed at the Department of Human Services in the fall of 1996, in the Office of Individual and Family Support Services, I.F.S.S. This Office operates the State’s cash assistance program for needy families and children, the Family Independence Program. Also D.H. S. administers the Child Care subsidy program, and a host of other important services including employment and training and the adolescent self-sufficiency program.

It is the goal of the Collaboration Office to develop strong partnerships between the afore mentioned DHS programs, and other State services critical to Head Start families.

The priority areas for the Project are as follows:

Economic self –sufficiency

Health Care, including Oral Health and Mental Health services

Services to Children with Disabilities

Early Care and Education systems development

Quality Childcare

Homelessness

Father Involvement

Family Literacy

Community Service Activities

Support for the RI Head Start Association and Parent Leadership Forums

The Collaboration director Mr. Lawrence G. Pucciarelli serves on numerous planning and
coordinating initiatives and has information about how parents, professional and community persons may participate.

The following is a partial list:

The DHS Advisory Committee on Child Care

The Legislative Commission on Child Care

The Task force on Welfare Reform Implementation.

Successful Start

The National School Readiness Initiative

The DCYF Children’s Trust

Local Initiatives Support Corporation LISC

D.O.H. Oral Health Initiative

The R.I. Fatherhood Initiative

The Homelessness Task Force

The R.I Early Learning Standards Steering Committee

The Rhode Island Collaboration Office
600 New London Ave
Pasteur Building #57
Cranston RI 02920
401 462 3071
401 462 6878 Fx.

lpucciar@dhs.ri.gov

 

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