• Conversation on Human Services & the Workforce Crisis

    Conversation on Human Services & the Workforce Crisis

    The Newport County Health Care Collaborative (NCHCC) will be hosting a virtual community conversation on human services and the workforce crisis. Attendees will include leadership in the health and human services fields, Legislators, clients, and supporters on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


    Our Collaborative is made up of committed mission-driven organizations: we are the Medicaid home and community-based service groups that are providing shelter, childcare, healthcare, mental health counseling, and food to families in crisis throughout our communities.

    • Child & Family
    • City of Newport
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
    • East Bay Community Action Program
    • Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
    • Newport Hospital
    • Newport County Community Mental Health Center
    • Newport County Prevention Coalition
    • Newport Partnership for Families
    • Newport Public Schools
    • PACE Rhode Island
    • van Beuren Charitable Foundation
    • Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice
    • Women’s Resource Center

    On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Marty Sinnott, President & CEO, Child & Family, along with Gina Lucia, Family Service Care Coordinator, FCCP, Child & Family, and FCCP client Sherrica Randle testified at the RI State House in support of Bills 2200 and 2311. These Bills focus on rate relief so that human and health service agencies like Child & Family can continue to support the families in crises we serve.

    Ms. Randle shared her story about how her 13-year-old daughter has suffered through a series of mental health crises and was recently held in Newport Hospital’s emergency room until a bed opened at Bradley Hospital. Her daughter could not attend school, could not have family members visit due to COVID restrictions, and received no mental health support during her stay in the ER. This is unacceptable, our families and our children deserve better.

    To view Ms. Randle’s brave testimony, please watch HERE and skip to 2:11:07.

    CLICK HERE to view Marty’s full testimony.

    (Pictured left to right; Marty Sinnott, Halim Saucer (Ms. Randle’s son), Sherrica Randle, & Gina Lucia)


    For questions, please reach out to Jennifer Whelihan at 401-848-4141 jwhelihan@childandfamilyri.org


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