Rhode Island Community Living And Supports (RICLAS)

As one of Rhode Island’s first community service providers for people with developmental disabilities, Rhode Island Community Living and Supports has over 25 years of experience in providing a network of support tailored to individual needs.

RICLAS is licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a provider of residential and day program 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

RICLAS supports adult men and women in a variety of homes, apartments, and with day support services 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.

Principles and Values

As part of the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), RICLAS has the same guiding set of principles and values. We put these core beliefs into practice through our own vision statement:

It is the vision of Rhode Island Community Living and Supports to weave a new community of relationships where each person contributes their best efforts towards the goal of mutual acceptance and full participation.

Presence and participation in one’s community is essential for personal growth and development. The individual can engage in both the local community as well as the broader community in a variety of ways. For people in our care, RICLAS strives to achieve this through activities that encourage:

  • Mutual respect: self-respect and respect for others
  • Full participation in a range of activities, including employment.
  • A broad range of choices
  • Empowerment
  • Developing friendships
  • New experiences
  • Social services
  • Building positive reputations in the community
  • Competency development
  • Fostering family involvement

Description of Services

Rhode Island Community Living and Supports (RICLAS) is the State-operated service provider for individuals with developmental disabilities living in Rhode Island. In addition to day support, RICLAS provides 24-hour residential support to adult men and women in locations around the State. Following are the types of residential services provided:

  • Special Care Facilities: Two sites provide 24-hour nursing care along with dietary, housekeeping and other program services.
  • HUD Apartment Programs: Individuals we support lease apartments in HUD housing complexes north and east of Providence.
  • Group Homes: RICLAS operates group homes in various locations throughout the State. Each is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals.

The following services are provided to individuals in RICLAS who require them. These services are also provided when people, who reside at home or in a community setting, may need them on a temporary basis:

  • Direct Support services
  • Nursing services
  • Psychological services
  • Social services
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respite Care (temporary residential services for individual in crisis)
  • Medical services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Transportation services
  • Self-Advocacy groups

RICLAS Office Location

RICLAS Director

Rhode Island Community Living and Supports

6 Harrington Road

Cranston, RI 0292

RI Community Living And Supports (RICLAS)