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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A Message from JRI for parents guardians and family members:

You may ask: How can I help? 

Certainly you can make sure that your local legislator knows how hard we are working, and how much we need PPE supplies. If you have the ability to make masks, we will take all you can supply. But I will tell you the thing that may help the most—letting the staff who are working with your loved one know how much you appreciate the level of commitment, caring and personal sacrifice they are making. Like each of you, they are facing their own stress at home—and yet have chosen to dedicate themselves to those in need.

We have deep appreciation for your support, and understanding, as we get through this trial. We consider it an honor to serve in this way. And despite the challenges, I am confident that the systems and personnel we have in place will enable us to weather the storm.

Sincerely,

Andy Pond
President and CEO

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