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.

Educational & Residential Services

Student and Teacher

For over thirty years, JRI has opened doors to educational opportunity for youth in our local communities. Within our specialized schools, JRI has created academic and therapeutic programming that fosters healthy growth, learning, and fun. We have both residential and day school services designed for adolescents coping with academic struggles, social struggles, complex trauma, mental illness, and emotional challenges. Intensive individualized treatment interventions and our strong academic focus feature an array of services designed to support each student along their academic path. 

For more information about our schools, please follow the links below, or call our Service Navigator at (781) 559-4745

These services might be right for you if
You or your child is struggling in your current academic setting.
You or your child is struggling with symptoms of complex trauma and/or mental illness.
You or your child is struggling with peer relationships in your current academic setting.
You or your child needs additional academic and emotional support.
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JRI residential schools are exceptional at meeting students where they are and guiding them to find their individualized success. We are dedicated to providing rigorous, individualized, creative academics, as well as world-class trauma-informed treatment to children and adolescents with complex trauma, mental illness, academic struggles, and behavioral symptoms. Our residential schools are…

The JRI day schools are leaders in academic excellence, providing quality education in a supportive, therapeutic environment to a wide range of middle and high school students. Our students are capable learners, whose emotional, social, or individual learning styles may complicate their schooling and make traditional public school feel overwhelming. The schools provide integrated…

JRI offers group-home programs designed to help youth gain and practice skills necessary for long-term success. Our group homes are designed to serve youth between the ages of 5 and 22, across a variety of setting opportunities, all designed to fit the needs of each individual youth. Youth live with us while attending school in the local community and participating in local community…

JRI's transitional living services are designed to help youth gain and practice the skills necessary for independence and long-term success. The skills acquired through education, housing, employment, recreation, health, and safety all promote self-sufficiency and independence. 

For more information about our transitional living services, please follow the links below or call our…

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