Supports to Empower People (STEP)

STEP provides residential and day supports to adult men living in Rhode Island who have ID/D, as well as significant behavioral and mental health concerns. These individuals are referred to STEP through the RI Department of Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH).

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At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: STEP integrates The Skills System and DBT strategies into daily life to provide a therapeutically receptive environment for the men who receive services. The overall focus is to empower individuals to flourish.
Age: 21+
Gender: Males
Capacity: 14
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Paige DiBiasio, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 8215
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 944-5694

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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.