Children's Friend and Family Services helps the community with access to mental health care at no cost.

The Gloucester Health Department has launched a new, free program to help members of the public navigate the mental health care system. 

Children's Friend and Family Services, a division of JRI, will be offering free access to one of its representatives for community members to contact for help when seeking mental health care. 

The program is open to anyone from Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, Ipswich, Beverly or Danvers who is seeking support navigating the mental health system. 

Assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 781-540-3329.  Read the full article.



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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.