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

Teen Parenting Program

The Teen Parenting Program is a DCF and DTA funded residential program for teen moms who are pregnant or parenting. Teens live in their own apartments with 24 hour staff support, education and job training, medical, dental and day care referrals, housing search and aftercare support.

Teen Pregnancy
At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: The Teen Parenting Program is committed to providing a safe supportive community environment where young mothers are offered opportunities that will empower them to become successful parents.
Age: 13-22
Gender: Female
Capacity: 10 mothers 12 children
Let's Connect
Deborah Cosgrove
Program Director
167 Maple Street
Attleboro, Mass 02093
(508) 223-4135 ext 2000
About Us

The Teen Parenting Program is an apartment model facility, where teens are able to learn the necessary skills to become successful young parents. The program provides constant 24 hour a day staff support. We provide referrals for all medical and educational needs,as well as transportation to and from appointments. Weekly groups run by staff at the program educate young mothers on parenting topics and independent living skills. We provide referrals for therapeutic services, childbirth education,daycare enrollment as well as assistance with DTA,WIC and housing.  

Young mom with her son

 

Family work

We encourage and invite family involvement ,and offer young fathers education through attendance at Healthy Families visits and Young Parents Support Program support. Parents and relatives are invited to visit. Cookouts and Holiday parties are open to all involved and appropriate family.

Community Ties

The Teen Parenting Program partners with many other community programs in order to offer the best care and support. Some of our affiliates include: Healthy Families, WIC, New Hope, Southeast Behavioral and Trauma Center, Northeast Behavioral Center, Attleboro Family Planning, Project Connect Attleboro and Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

Values and Beliefs

We believe in the power of resiliency. We work to build self confidence in all we serve. We value diversity. We believe that hard work pays off. We believe that all children deserve a safe environment. We believe in the power of education to change lives.

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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