Rhode Island Student Assistance Services

RI Student Assistance Services, a division of Coastline EAP, has been providing school and community-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention services to Rhode Island schools and communities since 1987. Our primary service is the nationally-recognized model Student Assistance Program.

“This kind of service fits nicely in the array of services that students need to support the wellbeing of our students. There are many factors that negatively impact achievement, but when a school has the kinds of services that speak to the real issues facing our youth, we can quickly see the difference it makes in their lives and their academic pursuits.”  ~  Wobberson Torchon, PCTA

“The Rhode Island Student Assistance Services program has provided our students with an additional layer of support for various matters. Students benefit directly from their knowledge and expertise. I am so thankful for our partnership!”
~ Rob Mezzanotte, Principal, South Kingstown High School


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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director


Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886


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