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.

Transitional Living Services

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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 Service Navigator at (781) 559-4745.

These services might be right for you if
You or your family member needs support to develop life skills.
You or your family member needs assistance with housing while transitioning to independance in your local community.
You or your family member needs coaching and employment support.

Rediscovery Stepping Out Program

The Rediscovery Stepping Out Program is a first of its kindservice designed to help DCF involved-youth transition from prior placements to living independently successfully. This service is primarily for youth in the process of transitioning out of a DCF placement (such as residential or foster care) into a formalized TIL status or to being completely without DCF support.

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