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Description of Services

Rhode Island Community Living and Supports (RICLAS) is the only state operated community provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities living in Rhode Island. RICLAS provides 24 hour residential supports to approximately 285 men and women in 43 residential locations around the state, as well as day supports to approximately 175 individuals in various locations. The homes are located throughout the state from Westerly to Woonsocket. There are three general types of residential services provided:

  • 3 Special Care Facilities: 15 bed facilities that are divided into 3 (5) person apartments. In addition to Direct Support Staff, these facilities are supplemented with dietary, housekeeping, nursing and program staff
  • 8 HUD apartment programs: individuals we support lease 5-7 apartments in each of these HUD apartment complexes in the area north and east of Providence.
  • 32 group homes: RICLAS operates 31 (6) person homes and 1 (4) person home in various locations throughout the state

The 3 Day Support areas are located in Cranston, Hope Valley and North Kingstown, Rhode Island. RICLAS provides the following supports to the individuals in the agency, as well as others who may need our supports on a temporary basis from home or from other providers:

  • Direct Support services
  • Nursing services
  • Psychological services
  • Social Services
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Medical services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Transportation services
  • Self Advocacy groups

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