What is Residential Services?

Trudeau offers Residential Services for adults with developmental disabilities throughout Kent County. 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 that best meets their wishes and abilities.

Adult Residential Services

All residential staff are thoroughly trained to provide supports to the individuals we serve, including:

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


Our residents like to be busy and engaged. Involvement in community-based activities is greatly encouraged for all residents, such as apple picking, horseback riding, fishing, theatre and musical performances, and more. We also organize and supervise day trips as well as longer excursions outside Rhode Island to locations such as Disney World, Washington, D.C. and Canada.

Residential Services Referrals

Trudeau’s Residential Services are funded through the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and are offered to individuals with developmental disabilities past the age of 21. In order to be placed at a Trudeau residence, individuals must first meet BHDDH’s eligibility requirements and be deemed eligible for residential services by their assigned BHDDH Social Worker.

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For further information regarding Trudeau Residential Services please contact Charlotte Higham, Residential Program Director, at (401) 738 3900.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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!