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Caritas Arts Program

70 East Street, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02920
One of the first residential substance abuse treatment programs for adolescent girls in the United States, Caritas Arts takes a family-oriented approach to treating substance abuse in adolescent girls. Parental participation is mandatory. Treatment includes individual, group and family therapy, along with after-care planning, case management, relapse planning and monitoring services.

Facility Highlights

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Crisis Management
  • Social Skills Enhancement


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • Individualized Treatment

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Maureen Donnelly
    Maureen DonnellyCaritas Director
    Maureen is the Director of Caritas, Inc. In this role she is responsible for the day to day operation of the organization. Working with the President and Board, Maureen designs, develops and implements the organization’s strategic and operating plans. Maureen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology for Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree of Public Administration from University of Rhode Island. Maureen began working at Caritas’s parent company, Gateway Healthcare, Inc., starting in 1986 as a mental health counselor in the adult residential programs. Since then she has held various positions within the behavioral healthcare continuum. She is currently the Director of Children’s Residential Services and Family Outpatient.
  • Maryanne DeBalsi
    Maryanne DeBalsiClinical Manager, Caritas House
    MaryAnne joined the Caritas team in 1996 after serving as an intern during her senior year in college. In 2002 she became Clinical Manager. Maryanne earned her Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Science in Human Development & Family Studies degrees from the University of Rhode Island. Maryanne is licensed Therapist in Marriage & Family Practice and Chemical Dependency. She is internationally certified as an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and is a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 2.8
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  • 2.7
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  • 3
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  • 2.8
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Jodi Connolly
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Overall the program was helpful. The staff was wonderful. I would recommend this place for children.
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The nurses were really caring and supportive. only some staff were nice and able to accommodate what I needed or check in daily. Some Definitely accommodated a routine at night for me since I have issues sleeping,
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I am a former patient when the Caritas ARTS program was just Caritas house. This was a long term residental treatment at the time. I was there for 6 months. I overall found it helpful and it truly changed my life. I think back to thoes 6 months quite often. And very fond of the staff.
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This place is poorly run and not managed. Very mean and dishonest staff! NO communication and did not deliver any of what they offer. Refused to meet for discharge to address issues/concerns.This staff can\'t interact with healthy adults never mind distressed adolescents and teens! Disappointing and infuriating!
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Completely unprofessional, inadequate staffing, no quality of care, cold food, no continuity of care, aggressor admissions coordinator,safety issues numerous.