Family Networks

Family Networks is the Lead Agency for the Department of Children and Families. Lead agency staff work closely with DCF and families to identify, secure and monitor services for children and families.  We serve Brockton, Taunton and Cape Cod & the Islands areas.

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At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: Identify services and treatment providers for DCF children and families tailored to their unique needs and assisting them to become self reliant.
Gender: All
Age: All
Areas: Taunton, Brockton, Cape Cod & Islands
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Rachel Arruda
Service Navigator
99 South Main Street Suite 301
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 821-7777 Ext. 3148
Our Mission

JRI’s Family Networks mission is to identify and secure the highest quality of supports and services for children and families involved with the Department of Social Services in the Brockton, Taunton/Attleboro and Cape and Islands areas. Each family receives services that are tailored to their unique needs while recognizing the necessity to have diverse and culturally competent treatment providers. Interventions and provider selection are designed in a way that assists families to become self reliant, enhancing their ability to maintain success and permanency.

Providing Network

Family Networks is committed to continuous quality improvement. Family Networks provides on-going consultation to network providers with regards to program development and enhancement. Family Networks is strongly connected to the community to assist in identifying gaps in services and facilitating opportunities for program and community growth.

State Agency Collaboration

Family Networks engages with multiple state agencies to ensure that children and families are receiving appropriate services from various state agency partners to include: Department of Mental Health, Department of Education, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Youth Services, and both pubic and private insurance companies.

Department of Children and Families Partnership

Family Networks is committed to meet the needs of DCF families and staff. Lead agency staff participate in various DCF planning
committees to aid in the design and implementation of a variety of DCF initiatives. Lead staff often participate in DCF management
teams, staff meeting, Area Boards and clinical reviews to provide consultation, training and outcome reporting.

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For assistance determining which programs or services will meet your individualized need, please fill out the form below. Our Service Navigator will reach out to you about your inquiry via phone, text, or email. If you have a question regarding a particular program, please contact the Program Director listed in the “Let’s Connect” box above. 

Please note that this form is not HIPAA compliant.  We urge you not to include protected health information.

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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.