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We work together with kids, adults, and families to build resilience and a sense of worth

Residential Services

Five houses on our North Providence campus provide safe, supportive living for children 6-18 with a full range of individual, group, and family clinical services. We offer the only Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities in Rhode Island and follow the principles of the Building Bridges Initiative.

Outpatient Services

Working with children, adults, and families, Outpatient Services provides in-office and in-community mental health programming using multiple unique methods to support those impacted by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and other trauma, such as family violence and physical abuse.

George N. Hunt School

Working with both Residential and Day students, the George N. Hunt Campus School provides highly structured, individualized special education instruction and therapeutic services for K-12 students with learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Latest News

St. Mary’s earns Worksite Health Award

St. Mary’s Home for Children is proud to announce that it has won a Superior Award in the 2023 Annual Worksite Health Awards. The award goes to organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to healthy workplaces through policy, workplace culture, and educational opportunities. St. Mary’s will receive the award during a breakfast on September 7, 2023. Purchase tickets to the breakfast here.

Equine Therapy featured on Rhode Show

Two of St. Mary’s clinicians, Tracene Boisvert and Shannon LeCorre, were interviewed as part of a Rhode Show story on the value of our Equine Therapy program, which St. Mary’s offers along with partner, Faith Hill Farm. Equine Therapy is highly effective in treating PTSD, reducing anxiety, improving mood, increasing empathy, improving social skills, and improving communication. Watch the show here.

Watch St. Mary’s on Recovery TV

Watch our Executive Director Carlene Casciano-McCann and Outpatient Director, Melissa Santoro, as they discuss today’s mental health concerns with Recovery TV presented by John J. Tassoni Jr. Watch here!

Make a Difference With Us

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Ways to get involved

Explore all our annual events and seasonal fundraisers to see how you can get involved and make a difference for Rhode Island children, adults, and families.


Join our team

Watch a video from our employees about how they love their work at St. Mary’s and apply for rewarding open positions. 

2023 Training Series

Attend our webinars

Learn about working with sexual abuse/sexual exploitation survivors during the Shepherd Training Series Webinars. Earn 2 CEUs per session!

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Improving mental health

St. Mary’s is proud to announce that we are collaborating with the State of Rhode Island to build a new 12-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) for girls on our North Providence campus!

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Impact of your support

Review data about the very real needs of children in Rhode Island. Then read client stories to see how your support has positively affected the lives of Rhode Island children, adults, and families.

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Read and watch

Watch a client story video and St. Mary’s story on the Rhode Island PBS Series “Our Town: North Providence.” Also, read our Annual Reports, Newsletters, Blog, and Press page.


Programs and services

Read about our three main program areas – Residential, Outpatient, and School – and how you can obtain services. Also, meet our Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and 4-Legged Clinicians.

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Give to St Mary’s Home for Children

Donations provide funding for clinical programs that are an integral part of a successful treatment process. Thank you for your generous support!

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Client Testimonial

“I have never worked with an agency that cared as much as your staff. Thank you all very much for your help during these difficult times.” ~ Client

Client Testimonials

“As a mom, I have to say that the EOS Program is amazing. All my needs were met; the staff is amazing. My child’s clinician was excellent. I couldn’t ask for any better support. Melissa and Julie are the best! I thank God for this program, they have helped my child and myself come a long way.” ~ Parent

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“Brandi and Melissa (FISA Group Co-Leaders) were amazing and very knowledgeable! I was very nervous but they made this informative and supportive! Excellent!” ~ FISA Group Member

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"The teamwork and support was well coordinated for my child." ~ Parent of School Student

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“The Shepherd Program is the perfect combination of empathy, strength, support and professionalism.” ~ Clinician

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“We had good communication and support from clinicians and teachers.” ~ Parent of School Student

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“I have learned so many things about myself with the help of my Clinician. Because of my Clinician and The Shepherd Program, I can actually live to see my 17th birthday! Years ago, I didn’t think that was possible. I am happy to have learned to accept who I am and to love myself. Also, I have built a better relationship with my mom. The Shepherd program also helped my mom with her depression which I am thankful for. Thank you!” ~ Client

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“The Team of talented and caring professionals is why I choose to work at St. Mary’s. They have become family and friends and make it possible to do this challenging work.” ~ Clinician

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“Angelica is great. She is helpful, informative and understanding. All the providers were accommodating to my special needs and addressed crisis situations immediately. Very dependable.” ~ Parent

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“St. Mary’s helped to stabilize our home.” ~ Parent of School Student

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“My son started at Shepherd after witnessing domestic violence and he was also abused. Through his Home Based Clinician, he learned how to respect his mom, help around the house and is working on his relationship with his sister. He is better able to recognize his feelings and can actually control them. He comes to me when he needs help. They created a tool box to help him cope. He has changed greatly over the past two years and without this program I wouldn’t know what to do. His only male influence has been his abuser. He loves his therapist; he treats her like family which I guess she is.” ~ Parent

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“I love the fact that the environment here, even when we are dealing with some pretty intense, difficult situations, is always positive, empathetic and encouraging! And everyone here has a sense of humor, which is a great bonus!!!” ~ Care Coordinator

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“The Shepherd Program has helped our family by showing us ways to communicate with each other and helped us to understand what each other is going though. It showed us ways to bond with one another. It taught my son and daughter about Good, Bad and Secret touch and about good and bad decisions, ways to deal with everyday issues and non-everyday issues. It’s helped us become a better family all together. We are a closer family…” ~ Parent