Monkeypox Vaccine made available

"We have had [a] longstanding commitment to addressing public health issues, particularly where there is an intersection with social justice and health equity,” Gatto said. “We are grateful for the partnership with the Mass. Department of Public Health, which will allow us to prioritize monkeypox vaccination for men who have sex with men, where the disease currently is most prevalent"

- John Gatto, SVP for community health at JRI

The monkeypox vaccine at the JRI Health state backed monkeypox vaccination site in Framingham, July 25, 2022.

Comprendiendo el Impacto de las Experiencias Traumáticas /Understanding the impacts of traumatic experiences

¡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 ofrecer un taller “Comprendiendo el Impacto de las Experiencias Traumáticas” en español!

Meet Chief, the CAC's new service dog

In March of 2022, the CAC of Bristol County welcomed Chief, a nationally accredited service dog to our team. Chief was purchased by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and was trained by NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a nonprofit in Princeton, MA. Chief is named after a fallen U.S. soldier who fought in Iraq. He passed the Assistance Dogs International Public Access/Safety Test and is available to join children who request his presence in an interview due to his calm temperament and friendly approach.

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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.