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Happenings at JRI

JRI's Trauma Informed Weight Lifting program was featured in this New York Time's article.  Read the full article.
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Happenings at JRI

John Gatto, senior vice president for community health at JRI, said Monday that the organization has begun setting up a clinic in Framingham. “We have had [a] longstanding commitment to addressing public health issues, particularly where there is an intersection with social justice and health…
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Happenings at JRI

Covid-19 has changed our relationship to work, and for many people a paycheck is no longer enough. We want our jobs to provide meaning and purpose. Study after study has shown that Covid-19 prompted significant majorities of employees to reflect on their life’s purpose and consider looking for new…
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Happenings at JRI

¡Talleres de formación en español! Ha trabajado con familias que se están embarcando en el viaje de su narrativa traumática? Estás trabajando con personas o familias que han pasado por un evento traumático? Quizás estás buscando aumentar tus habilidades para brindar apoyo? Estamos emocionados en…
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Happenings at JRI

JRI was named a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts for the Seventh Consecutive Year Read the full article.

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 LGBTQIA+ support services.
  • You want to find expertise and services related to sexual exploitation.
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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’s Service Navigator

Do you have a question about JRI’s services?

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

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JRI in Action

JRI Health Spotlight:
Program RISE: Monkeypox Response (Updated August 18, 2022) Register for a monkeypox vaccination appointment at Program RISE. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-935-2960 on Mondays and Fridays between 8 AM and 4 PM and Tuesday through Thursdays between 8 AM and 6:30 PM. Beginning…
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JRI in Action

JRI Health Spotlight:
UPDATED April 2022 GLASS is offering in-person HIV/STI testing, treatment, and PrEP for LGBTQ+ youth ages 16-29.  Testing appointments available Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment, please text or call 978-604-6937.  We are now located at 555 Amory Street, Suite 2,…
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JRI in Action

Residential Spotlight:
Pelham Academy is a therapeutic residential school that provides comprehensive treatment and education to adolescent females with emotional and behavioral issues, mental health disorders, and complex trauma histories. Our mission is to provide individualized care within a supportive community to…
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JRI in Action

STRIVE Boston is a Workforce Readiness and Development program that provides job training, coaching, and employment services. We envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency, dignity, and a promising future. STRIVE Boston helps people with barriers to…
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JRI in Action

Our foster care program is rooted in the principle that every child deserves to feel safe, to be nurtured, and to thrive. Our foster families and staff are committed to maximizing each child's potential within our stable and loving foster homes. Interested in becoming a foster parent?  Complete…

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JRI Service Navigator

Do you have a question about JRI services?

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.