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Rhode Island Community Living and Supports

Charles Williams
Associate Director
Rhode Island Community and Supports
Simpson Hall
6 Harrington Road Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-462-2189; Fax: 401-462-2139


As one of Rhode Island’s first community service providers for people with developmental disabilities, Rhode Island Community Living and Supports (RICLAS) has over 25 years of experience providing a network of support tailored to individual needs. RICLAS is the State-operated provider of services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

RICLAS is licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a provider of services. We follow all applicable State laws and regulations, and receive oversight by the Office of Facilities and Program Standards and Licensure within the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. The standards set by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) form the framework for our service system and are fully described under rules and regulations.

In addition to providing day support services, RICLAS supports adult men and women in a variety of homes and apartments throughout the State. Our trained and experienced staff advocate for individual rights, promote opportunities, and help people develop competencies in both residential and work activity settings.