Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian was elected an honorary vice president of St. Mary’s Home for Children during the agency’s 134th annual meeting, held recently at the agency’s headquarters in North Providence. Honorary vice presidents of the agency are “people who have given long and distinguished service as a member of the board of directors.”
Avedisian was first elected to the board of directors at St. Mary’s in 1990 and served for more than 20 years.
Since 1877, St. Mary's has been caring for Rhode Island's children. While receiving some support from the Episcopal Diocese, they are a secular, non-profit agency offering comprehensive treatment programs for boys and girls traumatized by abuse or experiencing the challenges of psychiatric disorders. Children are treated and cared for in both the residential, educational and out-patient programs.
At St. Mary's, the staff focuses on treatment and healing while providing support and skills necessary for the preservation of families, with programs tailored to the diverse requirements of their clients.