JRI/COVID-19 Navigator

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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.

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JRI encourages every person in our community to engage, educate themselves, and support the candidates of their choice.

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Happenings at JRI

DATE: October 3rd at 10am   Join us for a morning yoga class with certified Yoga therapist and meditation teacher, Karen Schwartz, LMSW, TCTSY-F, C-IAYT. Karen will invite you to practice simple yoga forms and breathing to connect with your body at your own pace. Karen is a facilitator of Trauma…
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Happenings at JRI

DATE: April 10th and 11th TIME: 8am - 1pm   (Please note that breakout sessions are chosen upon checkout.) Agenda Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00am optional TCTSY (45-min) - Kelsey Gustafson 9:00am Opening and Welcome 9:10 - 9:50am Keynote Speaker: Ellice Patterson and performance by…
Sopeep Bou, a therapeutic mentor for Children's Friend and Family Services of Salem, prepares activity boxes to deliver to children at their homes.

Happenings at JRI

Children's Friend and Family Services has been dropping off "activity boxes" every week to about 40 homes in Essex County as part of a new program called Discovery Within. The boxes are filled with items designed to encourage activities such as drawing, writing, gardening and baking by the children…
Dr. Kerry-Ann Williams

Happenings at JRI

Episode 5 -The COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests sweeping across the United States have especially affected black and Hispanic populations, adding emotional trauma to individuals and families. Dr. Kerry-Ann Williams, a psychiatrist who is the medical director for the children’s…

What We Do

JRI encompasses a broad range of specialized schools and unique programs

JRI provides an array of innovative and evidence-based outpatient mental health services throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. All of JRI’s Behavioral Health Centers and Trauma Services use intervention…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You or someone you know needs trauma Informed Outpatient Behavioral Health and Clinical Services.
  • You or someone you know needs a psychiatric/psychological assessment and evaluation.
  • You or someone you know requires medication management.

JRI provides a wide variety of specialized in-home and community-based services throughout Massachusetts. Our services include intensive care coordination, in-home and outpatient therapies, mentoring services, in-home…

These services might be right for you if:
  • Your child/youth is in need of community-based behavioral health services.
  • You or your child/youth is looking for GLBT support services.
  • You want to find expertise and services related to sexual exploitation.
Susan Wayne Center of Excellence

JRI Connecticut is committed to opening doors to opportunity for youth and families who face the complex challenges associated with trauma, mental illness, and cognitive impairment. Within an environment that preserves…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You or your child is struggling with symptoms of complex trauma and/or mental illness.
  • You or your child is struggling in your current academic setting.
  • Your child/youth is in need of community-based behavioral health services.
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JRI Developing Abilities collaborates with individuals who have developmental disabilities, their families, state agencies and advocates to design, develop, and implement community-based, consumer-responsive programs of…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You or someone you know has a developmental disability.
  • You or someone you know needs supports either in their home or in a staffed home.
  • You or someone you know with a developmental disability wants to grow their skills through job…
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,…

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.
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JRI provides intensive foster care services, adoption supports, after-school supports, and early-childhood training and consultation for families seeking supports around safety, healthy development, and long-term success…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You are interested in becoming a foster parent.
  • You or your child is seeking foster care.
  • You or your child is interested in adoption.

JRI Health and Housing works with individuals living with and at risk for HIV and HCV to help provide them with the treatment, housing, and justice we all deserve.  We offer case management, rental subsidies, legal, and…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You are an underserved individual living with or at risk for HIV.
  • You or someone you know who is living with HIV/AIDS needs affordable housing and help maintaining…
  • You or someone you know is an LGBTQ+ youth of color in need of tools to make healthy decisions.
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JRI offers a range of programs designed to support youth struggling with intensive acute symptoms. These programs include long-term intensive residential treatment programs.  JRI remains on the forefront of interventions…

These services might be right for you if:
  • You or your child is struggling with significant acute symptoms of mental illness or complex trauma…
  • You or your child is in immediate need of a stable and safe living environment while you seek long…
  • You or your child are in need of support in the juvenile justice system.

JRI/COVID-19 Navigator

Do you have a question about how JRI services, related to COVID-19 or otherwise?

No problem. You can call or email us and we'll guide you to the appropriate resources.

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JRI in Action

Established in 1984, the Youth Trauma Program's mission is to assist children and families in dealing with the effects of trauma.  The program provides assessments and trauma-focused outpatient therapy services to child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other trauma,…
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JRI in Action

JRI employs over 2,800 employees who are recognized for their outstanding professional skills, compassion and community leadership. JRI recognizes that knowledgeable, well-skilled staff are essential to the high-quality programs and ensuring effective client outcomes. JRI values staff as a critical…
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JRI in Action

Housing Programs Spotlight:
Read the YouthHarbors COVID-19 Impact as of 3/27/20.   The YouthHarbors program serves homeless, unaccompanied high school students who statistically are 87% more likely than their housed peers to drop out of high school. Donate today to help YouthHarbors students stay in school and graduate.
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JRI in Action

JRI Health Spotlight:
Program RISE: Services during COVID-19 Response Updated April 16, 2020 The team at Program RISE hopes that you and yours are staying safe and starting to enjoy some of this great weather.  At RISE, we continue to support our clients and have made the decision to remain open five days a week. We…
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JRI in Action

JRI Health Spotlight:
UPDATED 07/30/2020 GLASS is offering in-person HIV/STI testing, treatment, and PrEP for LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-29. By appointment ONLY, no walk ins. Every Wednesday between 10am and 3pm. Contact: Francisco Rivera, frivera@jri.org or call/text 978-604-6937.    Updated: 03/16/2020 GLASS friends…

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