Connecticut-based Services

Susan Wayne Center of Excellence

JRI Connecticut is committed to opening doors to opportunity for youth and families who face the complex challenges associated with trauma, mental illness, and cognitive impairment. Within an environment that preserves dignity, respects diversity, demands accountability, and strives for excellence, we partner with our youth, families, state agencies, and the community to build capacity for resilience, independence, and perseverance.

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These services might be right for you if
You or your child is struggling with symptoms of complex trauma and/or mental illness.
You or your child is struggling in your current academic setting.
Your child/youth is in need of community-based behavioral health services.
You or your child needs additional academic and emotional support.
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We specialize in helping students who have learning difficulties and developmental delays, coupled with histories of emotional and/or physical trauma. We strive to increase each student’s relational skills and self-confidence.


Student are closely monitored and supported by highly trained, qualified staff members twenty-four hours a day. Our…


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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.