The Kent Center For Human And Organizational Development

Founded in 1976, The Kent Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for men, women, children and families facing behavioral health challenges. Through a wide range of mental health, substance abuse and trauma-informed programs, and with the commitment of experienced and dedicated professionals, we are assisting people in their recovery.

Our staff at The Kent Center collaborates closely, pooling their collective expertise to ensure a holistic approach to care that addresses the entirety of an individual, not just the ailment. Recognizing that every patient is unique, we endeavor to personalize treatments and provide resources that support their specific needs and circumstances. For those seeking international perspectives or products, we’ve fostered a harmonious relationship with the Canadian pharmacy to enhance our knowledge base and offerings. Above all, our dedication lies in delivering effective, compassionate service, ensuring every interaction is marked by an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Please explore our web site to learn more about The Kent Center. You are invited to join us for an important discussion about mental health in Rhode Island.

We provide:

  • Outpatient Counseling & Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • Community Support Programs
  • Integrated Primary Care
  • Youth & Family Services
  • The Eleanor Briggs School
  • Emergency Services
  • Housing Services
  • Crisis Response Services


We want to hear from you! Come share your personal thoughts, stories, experiences and ideas with us as this forum travels across the state to raise awareness about mental health, addiction and available treatment.

For Questions and to RSVP,
contact Ashley G. O’Shea
Executive Office of Health
and Human Services

“I truly thought there was no hope for me. That was before coming to The Kent Center.

When people ask me how I am and I say, ‘fine,’ it’s true for the first time in my life.”

— Jeanne N., Client