JRI/COVID-19 Navigator

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

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 Employees Come Together

It truly is a team effort.

Earlier today, Andy Pond asked JRI employees who are currently working from home to consider volunteering to pick up and deliver supplies to our central locations and our congregate care programs.

The response thus far has been overwhelming! We already have over 50 volunteers across the state from (Holyoke, Cape Cod, Worcester) and they're still coming in. People are amazing! Not only are they volunteering to distribute supplies, we have staff who are volunteering their husbands to help out at the distribution centers loading vehicles. Others have volunteered their adult children who are college students to assist. Some are clearing out their pantries at home to donate supplies. Many have volunteered to go to nearby stores to pick up these suddenly hard to come by items.

We want the staff in our 24/7 programs to know the magnitude of support they have from colleagues they have never met.

It truly is a team effort and it's amazing how quickly this team came together to step up and help others!

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