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.

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Hope for all Seasons

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During our darkest hours, we all need that glimmer of HOPE to get us through. Hope for all Seasons exists to provide support and relief to JRI’s children and families when they need it the most. Bringing light to a dark situation, with the help of donations and sponsorships, our program can provide children and families with gifts during the holidays, school supplies in the Fall, and basic necessities, such as hygiene products and clothes, throughout the year.

For more information, please checkout our Hope for all Seasons website.

 

Volunteering

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At JRI, volunteers are an integral part of the team and we work hard to ensure that your time is spent in a way that best utilizes your talent and meets your expectations. We have many available volunteer opportunities. JRI provides services to a diverse group of clients over a wide geographical location. Whether you are interested in volunteering with children, adolescents, adults or in an office setting, JRI is able to fit your needs.

For more information, please check out our volunteer page.

 

Family Forum

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JRI’s Family Forum offers a supportive space where caregivers have a guiding voice and work side by side with agency leaders to set goals to improve care for the individuals we serve and their families.

Learn more.

 

Equality Resources

Learn more and review a list of resources regarding equality, and your rights.  Visit the Equality Resources page.

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