Security notices: January 15, 2021 – Any emails claiming to be from The Nicholas Alahverdian Trust or anyone associated with the Trust that are not from the domain are not from us. These emails have been sent since at least November 20, 2020. They must be reported as spam or phishing. If you have received any emails from other domains with suspicious comtent or asking for “donations,” or “contributions” or “payment for services” they should be reported as spam and deleted. We do not accept any donations from the public and we have never charged a cost for any of our services to the clients we serve. If you have received any emails that claim to be from us from “,” “” or “” or other services please delete, report, and disregard these emails. Please be certain that any emails claiming to be from the Trust come from the domain. If you are in doubt about the sender always check the “header” of the email to verify authenticity or contact us at with the email address and subject heading. We can then inform you if the email is truly from us. It is believed the same person/people responsible for damage to our website are behind this incident. After these incidents we have contracted with a reputable website management and security company to prevent any further problems.

January 12, 2021 The website is undergoing unplanned maintenance. Most areas of the website will be unavailable while we rebuild. Our email systems were also impacted. The cause has been identified and prevention measures have been implemented. For more information email The NA Trust administration.

As our emergency form has been unexpectedly taken off of the website we are operating on an email basis. If you have an emergency and need contact information and a guide to communicating with a local social services agency or any of our other services please email

If you were a client working with one of our professionals for any academic, legal, employment assistance, or other services, please email with your name and client reference number (if you know it) and we will put you in touch with your Community Advocate. They will help you resume getting the help you need.

Official Website of The NA Trust

We are advocates and volunteers that work to improve public and private social service systems and providers through policy and legislative change. Read more about what we do.

Our Priorities for 2020 and 2021

  • We work and will continue to work in coalition with other organizations to persuade the United States of America to become a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child since the U.S. is the only UN member state to not be a party to the Convention
  • We have worked directly with Rhode Island legislators to enact legislation that stops the practice of sending children in care to facilities in states or territories other than where they have family and will continue to do so
  • We have worked directly with legislators and will continue to work with them to create a Joint Oversight Commission on the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families through legislative passage and executive approval
  • Through the legislative process and working with the judiciary and other community stakeholders in Rhode Island, we will work to enhance existing Children’s Bills of Rights and create Bills of Rights in jurisdictions where they do not yet exist

    Much of our work was interrupted during 2020 because of the coronavirus. We will continue to do our best to raise the issues in 2021 and will provide reports on our progress as they happen.


Free Memorial Edition of Dreading and Hoping All

Nicholas Alahverdian, Dreading and Hoping All New: Read the Memorial Edition of Dreading and Hoping All by Mr. Alahverdian for free, courtesy of the Internet Archive and The NA Trust. The original book remains available on the Apple Bookstore.

To learn more about what Mr. Alahverdian suffered in DCYF care in Rhode Island before his exile to Nebraska and Florida read the lawsuit filed in federal court.

Highlights from the Archive

Dreading and Hoping All on the Internet Archive (free e-book published in 2019)

News archive on Mr. Alahverdian with articles from 2002-2020

Mr. Alahverdian’s April 2017 Providence Journal op-ed on DCYF “DCYF workers need help to protect children

September 2012 Press Conference with Reps. Doreen Costa and Michael Chippendale

“Out of State and Out of Mind” by Bob Kerr, The Providence Journal – February 27, 2011

Remembering Mr. Alahverdian

Memorials and condolences 

House of Representatives Resolution Offering Condolences on the Passing of Mr. Alahverdian

Associated Press report on the death of Mr. Alahverdian

Final interview with Mr. Alahverdian prior to his death given to Wpro Radio