Healthy Transitions And Behavioral Health Guide For Young Adults

Healthy Transitions

RI Healthy Transitions is a program for youth and young adults, ages 16-25 who are experiencing problems with moods, thoughts, and behaviors, with an emphasis on first episode psychosis. Programs offer access to clinicians, a wraparound case manager, nurse, prescriber, substance use disorder specialist, and an employment education specialist who work as a team to assist participants with meeting personal goals for improving mental health and making successful transitions to adulthood.

Youth and young adults will receive help with managing their mental illness through the development of an individualized recovery plan that is developed through shared decision making with the individual. These recovery plans can include treatment goals, goals for housing, employment, education, care, and support. The average length of program participation is two years.

See the list below for current providers:

Community Care Alliance
181 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Intake: 401-235-7121
Healthy Transitions > Community Care Alliance (

Gateway Healthcare, Inc. Pawtucket
101 Bacon Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Intake: 401-729-8701
Gateway Healthcare | Lifespan

Gateway Healthcare, Inc. Johnston
1443 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Intake: 401-729-8701
Gateway Healthcare | Lifespan

Newport Mental Health
42 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02894
Intake: 401-846-1213
Counseling & Psychiatric Services – Newport Mental Health

The Providence Center
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Intake: 401-276-4020
Healthy Transitions | The Providence Center []

Thrive Behavioral Health
2756 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886
Intake: 401-691-6000
Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. - Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. (

Healthy Transitions at Gateway Healthcare
4705 Old Post Rd, Unit A
Charlestown, RI 
Intake: 401-729-8701
Gateway Healthcare | Lifespan

For more information, call 401-462-0421 at the RI Dept of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH).

A Young Adult's Guide to RI's Behavioral Health System

Take Charge of your behavioral health Guide Book cover

This Guidebook provides a roadmap to help 14 – 25 year old's in navigating the sometimes complex system of behavioral healthcare services. There are many resources listed to guide you, should you need them. "Take Charge of Your Behavioral Health: A Guide for Transition Aged Youth (TAY) in Rhode Island," revised November 2022 was created for youth and young adults with a great deal of community input and the on-line version was updated October 2023.

Each page is designed to stand alone so you can download and print the entire document or just select those pages of interest to you.

Online PDFs and hard copies are available in English and Spanish. To request free hard copies, please contact Denise Achin at 401-462-0421 or by email at


Guidebook in English- 2024

Guidebook en Español- 2024

2023 Map and Information for Community Mental Health Centers