"Other things may change us, but we
start and end with family."
Virtual Work-Life-Family Center at the University of Rhode Island
provides adoption assistance & information to those individuals
interested in adoption, as well as information about adoption & foster
care support, adoption laws, information for perspective and adoptive
parents, and links to Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
and Connecticut adoption agencies including links to other useful
Aging is a natural part of life. In an attempt to assist our
aging population and
their family members, we have compiled a list of information pertinent to
aging such as information about employment and volunteer opportunities, health & wellness,
nutrition, and long-term care insurance. We also offer information
about adult day care and senior
centers, care givers & clinical programs.
So far, there is only one Child Care Center
associated with the university. We do however, provide information about
other local child care centers, as well as information about summer camps,
after school programs, and tips on selecting quality child care.
Children are our future and as such we work hard
to provide an array of support and information for them. We offer a
variety of links including, but not limited to, foster care agencies,
support groups for children, and resources for adolescents & young adults.
Death & Dying
However unpleasant, death & dying is part of the
natural cycle of life. As such we attempt to make one of the hardest
things in life individuals will have to experience, as bearable as
possible by offering information on preparing for your own passing as well
as assisting those who are experiencing the passing of others in their
life cope. We offer, among other, information on the employee
assistance program as well as bereavement leave at URI.
Going through a divorce is stressful for anyone.
In order to minimize the negative effects of divorce we offer a variety of
useful information related to divorce such as RI marriage annulment and
divorce laws, child custody, and support groups.
The Virtual Work-Life-Family Center is offering a
range of information aimed at assisting Rhode Island families. We offer
links to the RI Family Guide, the Department of Human Services, DCYF, and
other local and national agencies.
Marriage & Domestic Partnership
We offer a multitude of valuable information for
married individuals and individuals living in a domestic partnership as
well as information on marrying abroad and marriage laws by state.
Becoming a parent is a joyous and stressful
occasion. In an attempt to support new parents we have compiled a list of
useful information ranging from support for new mothers, fathers &
grandparents, activities for families and entertainment for children, to
behavior and development information for your child.
Owning a pet has many benefits. We gathered
information about pet adoptions, vets and animal hospitals, kennels,
training & obedience as well as information on parks and recreational
areas for pet lovers.
Pregnancy & Birth
Whether you are currently pregnant, planning to
become a parent in the future or have difficulties conceiving we have the
resources necessary for you. We offer information on infertility &
alternative reproduction, preparing for parenthood, breastfeeding, heath &
wellness as well as support groups.
The Virtual Work-Life-Family Center at URI has
compiled a list of information for retirees and their families. We offer
information on URI retirement plans, policies, benefits and other useful
information relating to retirement.
Links related to special
needs areas including, among others, education, disability services
and agencies have been compiled by our office.