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The Kent Center for Human & Organizational Development (TKC) has delivered mental health and substance abuse services to children, adolescents, and adults since 1976. TKC provides wraparound treatment programs through an integrated behavioral health philosopy in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, and confidentiality. It's staff serves more than 4,000 Rhode Island residents each year and operates many group homes and supervised apartments situated throughout Kent County.

Its case management, outpatient counseling, crisis intervention, community housing programs, health home, and primary integrated care are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). TKC is a 501(c)3 not for profit, is a certified Rhode Island Medicaid provider, and is licensed by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilites and Hospitals (BHDDH), and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Niche Services

Crisis Response Services: TKC performs outreach to provide therapeutic services to businesses, schools, community organizations, and individuals in the aftermath of a traumatic event such as fire, robbery, accident, or suicide.

Court Diversion Programs: TKC works in collaboration with Pre Trial Services in Rhode Island's first and only Veterans Court. Veterans and individuals with a history of trauma are assessed and offered treatment in place of possible incarceration. Includes TAMAR for Survivors of Trauma and TAMAR for Veterans.

Emergency Services: The Emergency Services Triage Line is staffed by licensed Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs), 24/7 to assis individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency. TKC provides a trauma-informed approach to crisis intervention; and provides community emergency assessments, works with local schools and police. TKC is an active member of the Warwick Police Department's Mobile Crisis Response Team.

Family Support Services: The Kent Center’s staff provides in-home and office-based family therapy and parenting skills classes.

Hillsgrove House & Employment Programs: Rhode Island's first certified Clubhouse, Hillsgrove House provides a healthy and restorative environment for adults with mental illnesses who seek a fulfilling, rewarding, and productive lifestyle through a friendly and supportive community. The Clubhouse model promotes the concept of membership, a sense of belonging, and the right to self-determination for its members.

Housing Services: As a Federal Housing Authority, TKC administers a Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher program for people with disabilities and is a certified sponsoring agency for Rhode Island Housing’s RoadHome rental assistance program. TKC and its subsidiary companies develop, own, and manage apartments and houses that are available for rent by TKC clients and the general public.

The Eleanor Briggs School: The Eleanor Briggs School is a leader in the field of special education and mental health for children whose behavioral and emotional difficulties significantly impede their progress in public school. The Briggs School is known for its strong clinical component and thus considered one of Rhode Island’s premier special education schools.

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Office Locations

The Kent Center, Post Road: 2756 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
Administrative Offices, Accounting and Billing, Community Support Services, Youth and Family Services, Psychiatric Services, Health Information and Quality Improvement, Information Systems, Human Resources, Transportation Services, Housing and Facility Services, and Primary Care Partners Practice.

The Kent Center, Health Lane: 50 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886
Access Services/Managed Care, Client Registration, Emergency Services, Health Information Services, Intake, Residential, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services.

Pharmacy and Lab
Pharmaceutical Services are provided by Horizon Pharmacy at 2756 Post Road and Phlebotomy Services are provided by Dominion Services at 50 Health Lane in Warwick.

Hillsgrove House: 70 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886

The Eleanor Briggs School: 116A Long Street, Warwick, RI 02886

Key Phone Numbers

24-Hour Emergency Services 401.738.4300
Administrative Offices 401.691.6000
Appointment Line 401.732.5656
Gifts and Grants 401.738.1338 x335
Hillsgrove House 401.732.0970
The Eleanor Briggs School 401.732.1540

Website and Social Media


Key Staff

David S. Lauterbach, ACSW

2756 Post Road, Suite 104
Warwick, RI  02886-3003
Work 401 691-6000
Fax 401 738-6442

Deb Carroll, Executive Assistant

401-691-6000 (ext. 701)

Access Services & Managed Care Manager Denise Rotondo, Notary Public
Community Support Program Manager Kathleen Chase, MSW, LICSW
Development Director (Gifts & Grants) Sarah Channing, MBA
Emergency Services/Intake/Residential Manager Dee Tavares, LICSW, QMHP
Fiscal Department Anna Hultquist, BS
Director of Quality Improvement/Health Information and Human Rights Officer Ruby Nicholson, RHIT, Notary Public
Hillsgrove House Manager Jeffrey Legg, BS, M.DIV., CSEP
Housing and Facilities Director Diana Dumin, MS, Licensed Broker
Human Resources Director Thomas Powell, MBA, CCP, Notary Public
Information Systems Director Barbara Dalton
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Program Manager Tamra Ringeling, PSYD
Primary Care Partners Medical Director Martin J. Kerzer, DO
Primary Care Partners Office Manager Rosemary Ferreira
Psychiatric Services Medical Director Liliya Koyfman, MD
Residential Manager Beverly LaChapelle
The Eleanor Briggs School Director Michael Foley, MA, LMHC
Youth & Family Services Managers Barbara Lamoureux, MSW; Laura Scussel, MSW, LICSW