Moving back into the community, finding housing and a job, and reestablishing connections to friends, family and perhaps your children, can be a hard adjustment. If you are feeling overwhelmed with personal crises, substance abuse or mental health issues, please seek help. There are resources in the community to help you through difficult periods.
Location: 975 Waterman Ave, East Providence
Hours: Open 24 hrs, 7 days a week
BH Link provides immediate crisis intervention services to help you cope, and then connects you to ongoing services, treatment and care. BH Link offers crisis assessment, short term mental health services, and referrals to housing and basic needs assistance, addiction services, and longer term mental health services. The center accepts all health insurance but those without insurance can also receive services.
You can walk in to the East Providence center at any time, or call the BH Link Hotline, (414-LINK; 414-5465) a 24/7 call-in center that connects people to appropriate care and resources, when they or someone they care about is experiencing a behavioral healthcare crisis.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS
Rhode Island has a network of six private, nonprofit licensed community mental health centers, known as CMHCs, located throughout the state. The CMHCs provide behavioral/mental health services ranging from emergency services, community-based outpatient treatment, substance use treatment, case management and other supports. Depending on the center, they may offer vocational and supported employment services, and navigators who can help you get health insurance, tax preparation assistance, and housing supports.
You can find a list of community mental health centers, their locations and contact numbers in the appendix. There is a fee for services and they will ask you for your health insurance information when you call.