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The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) works to guarantee high-quality, safe and accessible health care services through an integrated healthcare landscape in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive.

Division of Developmental Disabilities

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In Rhode Island, BHDDH's Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is responsible for planning, funding and overseeing a community system of services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our work supports statewide efforts to expand opportunity and provide high-quality services for all Rhode Islanders. 

You should find all the information you need about our services, initiatives, or access to our newsletters at our Developmental Disabilities section

Should you have additional questions, please call our main phone line at (401) 462-3421 and one of our staff members will help you..



Hospital News

Renovations on the Cranston Campus

renovations at Regan unit 06.2024

The renovation of Eleanor Slater Hospital's Regan building in Cranston is well underway. The entire building has been vacated, with patients, staff, medical equipment furniture, and IT equipment relocated. The contractor, Tocci Inc., has constructed fencing around the premises and placed internal partitions to delineate the construction zone from operational kitchen areas. Currently, work is underway on the sixth floor, marking the beginning of transforming floors 3 through 6 into psychiatric units. The project's completion date remains set for Spring 2026.


Eleanor Slater and the RI Psychiatric Hospitals are Hiring

The RI State Psychiatric Hospital in Cranston and Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston and Burrillville campuses) are hiring Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Institution Attendants. Cook's Helpers are needed in Pascoag (training provided). As a state employee, you will receive a competitive pay, health benefits, personal, vacation, sick time, and much more. We hope you will consider joining our team!


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Governor Dan McKee and the leaders of the Governor's Overdose Prevention Task Force announced that overdose deaths decreased 7.3% in 2023, the first decrease seen in the state in four years. 
Read more: ri.gov/press/view/47787


2024 Rally4Recovery Rhode Island

Rally4Recovery 2024

September is Recovery Month and a time to celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. 

The kick-off for the 2024 Rallies will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the EastBay Recovery Center, 31 Railroad Ave, Warren, RI. 

The main Rally4Recovery will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at 195 District Park, Downtown Providence from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. 

Hope to see you at both events!


988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call or text 988 if you are in crisis and/or having thoughts of suicide. 988 has trained counselors available 24/7. It is confidential and free of charge.