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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.

Health & Housing

JRI Health and Housing works with individuals living with and at risk for HIV and HCV to help provide them with the treatment, housing, and justice we all deserve.  We offer case management, rental subsidies, legal, and treatment resources to underserved individuals.

 

These services might be right for you if
You are an underserved individual living with or at risk for HIV.
You or someone you know who is living with HIV/AIDS needs affordable housing and help maintaining positive health outcomes.
You or someone you know is an LGBTQ+ youth of color in need of tools to make healthy decisions.
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JRI Health’s primary mission is to partner with individuals and communities to achieve the health and justice we all deserve. JRI Health offers a continuum of services to mitigate the social and health determinants, and address the well-being of underserved individuals and communities living with and at risk for HIV and HCV. Services incorporate state-of-the-art best practices and standards of…

JRI has taken a leadership role in the development of supported housing, offering access to specially set-aside rental subsidies and supportive services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS throughout Massachusetts. JRI’s Assisted Living Program provides access to 435 of the state’s affordable housing vouchers, specially set aside for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Housing…

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