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Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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.

Group Homes

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JRI offers group-home programs designed to help youth gain and practice skills necessary for long-term success. Our group homes are designed to serve youth between the ages of 5 and 22, across a variety of setting opportunities, all designed to fit the needs of each individual youth. Youth live with us while attending school in the local community and participating in local community experiences. Our group-home teams partner with families to support youth coping with significant emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues as well as complex trauma. We provide cutting-edge, trauma-informed clinical interventions as well as opportunities for fun and joy. 

For more information about our group homes, please follow the links below or contact our Service Navigator at (781) 559-4745.

These services might be right for you if
You or your child is strugglingg with complex trauma.
You or your child needs additional support for long-term success but still wants to be a part of the community academic setting.
You or your child is coping with emotional and behavioral struggles.

Little Heroes Group Home

The Little Heroes Group Home is a co-ed intensive group home for children ages 5-11. Our mission is to provide a home-like environment where children can develop skills to manage complex trauma or mental health sypmtoms in order to successfully transition to a permanent placement in the community.

GRIP Program

The GRIP Program is a co-ed intensive group home for transitional age adolescents 16-22. Our mission is to support our youth educationally, vocationally, and socially to make healthy choices and become independent while providing a safe and nurturing environment.

Teen Parenting Program

The Teen Parenting Program is a DCF and DTA funded residential program for teen moms who are pregnant or parenting. Teens live in their own apartments with 24 hour staff support, education and job training, medical, dental and day care referrals, housing search and aftercare support.

Journey Home

Journey Home is a therapeutic intensive group home for adolescent males who with support and treatment are ready to live and participate in a community setting. Journey Home empowers young men as they begin their journey of hope, discovery and learning to navigate through the obstacles of life by providing a safe, therapeutic and engaging environment on their road home.

Lindencroft

The Lindencroft intensive group home serves adolescent females ages 12-18 through a comprehensive network of trauma-informed (ARC) services, including community living, behavioral treatment, therapeutic recreation, competency development, and family, group, and individual therapy. Services are individually tailored to meet the diverse and individual needs of each specific youth.

Rediscovery House

Rediscovery House is a pre-independent living, community based group home with a 1:4 staff to youth ratio which supports youth who are preparing to age out state custody. We offer a continuum of services to youth in a therapeutic trauma informed home taking an individualized approach to ensure a successful transition into adulthood.

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