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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..



Welcome Director Leclerc!

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Recently, BHDDH staff welcomed Richard Leclerc, MSW, as the department's new Director.


Hospital News

Eleanor Slater and the RI Psychiatric Hospitals are Hiring

The RI State Psychiatric Hospital in Cranston and Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston and Pascoag 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!


Division of Behavioral Health

Drug Take Back Day is April 27th

Save the date for the next National Drug Take Back Day- Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The updated list of drop-off locations can be found at https://tinyurl.com/DTBDApril2024.



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Rhode Island's Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Program 

RFW is an initiative from the Governor's Office and the Division of Behavioral Health at BHDDH. The program provides guidance, training, and technical support to address supporting employees in recovery, those that may be struggling with substance use and/or mental health conditions, and job placement for individuals in recovery looking for careers. This support is provided to employers at no cost. 

To learn more, call 401-462-1886 or contact State Program Director Jeffrey Wolfsberg at Jeffrey.Wolfsberg@bhddh.ri.gov

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.