Residential Services

Trudeau offers a wide variety of Residential Services for adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Kent County area. The opportunities range from homes which provide twenty-four hour staffing to apartments where there is an increased focus on independence.

All services are individualized to meet the current needs of the person. To the greatest extent possible, people live in the type of home environment which best meets their wishes and needs. Annual meetings, which review the wishes and goals of the adults supported, assist the Trudeau team to provide the best possible quality of care. Frequent review of these goals on a continuous basis assists to assess the satisfaction of people supported, and allows the team to make adjustments necessary to ensure the person's happiness and safety. As always, families and friends of the person supported are an important part of the Trudeau team.

The models of residential services currently offered by the Trudeau Memorial Center include:

  • Fully Accessible Homes of approximately 5 to 7 adults with 24-hour staff support
  • Homes of approximately 3 to 6 adults with 24-hour staff support

Our Philosophy

Residential Services driving goal is to provide more than just 'a place to sleep.' We offer residents an opportunity to be actively involved in their household and community.

All residential staff are thoroughly trained and provide supports which vary according to the needs of the individual. These supports may include assistance in:

  • Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Meal preparation
  • Daily household chores
  • Community integration
  • Personal hygiene
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Other identified needs


Some of the community-based activities that individuals within the residential program have participated in this year include:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Pumpkin and Apple Picking
  • Residential Dinners at the Fireman's Dinner Hall in East Greenwhich
  • Agency-Wide events such as the annual Pow-Wow
  • Trips to New York, Block Island, Washington, Disney World
  • PPAC Performances
  • Audtion for the "Paula Abdul's Live to Dance" show
  • Seekonk Speedway
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Cruises to Nassau, Great Stirrup Kay, Canada and Orlando
  • Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun
  • King Richards Faire
  • Fishing and Quohogging
  • Lake Compounce and Six Flags New England
  • Red Sox, Patriots and Paw Sox games as well as Wrestling events
  • "Evening with the Stars" talent show


Residential services are funded through the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and offered to individuals with developmental disabilities after the age of 21. Individuals must meet BHDDH's eligibility requirements, and be deemed eligible for residential services by their assigned BHDDH Social Worker.

For further information regarding residential services please contact , Residential Program Director, at (401) 738‑3900.



Residential Services is located in the Residential building on Commonwealth Avenue next to the Patterson Building.
250 Commonwealth Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of home environment can I expect for my child?

To the greatest extent possible, people live in the type of home environment which best meets their wishes and needs.

What opportunities for community-based activities do you provide?

The adults supported are always given opportunities to be actively involved in their household and community. Activities range from horseback riding, apple picking, and fishing to bus trips and cruises. Watching the Red Sox, Patriots and Paw Sox games are always favorites!