Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Services

Southeast Continuum

The Southeast Continuum Program is an integrated and intensive array of services developed in partnership with youth and families to support them in living safely and productively in their communities.

Family with children
At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: Flexible individualized treatment, rehabilitation, support, and supervision services that vary in intensity based on individual youth and family needs.
Age: 5 through 18 years
Gender: male, female, transgender, non-conforming
Let's Connect
Andrea Lopes, LICSW
Program Director
35 Summer Street, Suite 202
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 745-3720
Services

Continuum services offer a range of services from home- and community- based interventions with youth and families, to brief intermittent or extended out-of-home services. Continuum services are provided to youth in an array of living situations including family homes, kinship families, foster homes, and group care programs.

Goal

Continuum services are for youth whose goal is to either reunify or stabilize with an identified caregiver in his or her community.

Approach

The Continuum works with youth and families who are coping with a variety of challenges related to behavioral health needs. Clinicians use the Wraparound framework, which is an integrative, family-directed approach that allows for individualized planning and goal setting. Clinicians are skilled in a wide range of treatment modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and ARC (Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency)

Parent with teen son
I wanted to thank you again for your kindness and constantly advocating for my child's success. You and your team were a huge part of it and I am forever grateful... My Clinician truly listened to me as a parent and was thoughtful of our individual situation.
Parent
Referrals

Continuum referrals are closed in that they must be made by one of two Massachusetts state agencies: The Department of Mental Health (DMH) or The Department of Children and Families (DCF). Please ask your DMH or DCF worker for more information, or call us to learn more about our program and how to become involved.

Request More Information

For assistance determining which programs or services will meet your individualized need, please fill out the form below. If you have a question regarding a particular program, please contact the Program Director listed in the “Let’s Connect” box above.

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