Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS), a division of Coastline EAP, is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1986 to provide substance use prevention and mental health promotion services in schools and communities.
RISAS provides a range of evidence-based programs, including the student assistance program Project SUCCESS, which is designed to prevent substance use and promote mental health in youth regardless of income level, cultural context, or immigration status.
Our Employee Assistance Division partners with employers to create a productive and healthy workplace.
RISAS is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH), Rhode Island school districts, and other grant funding.
Rhode Island has wisely invested in getting more student assistance counselors into schools to help keep kids on the right track and prevent them from falling through the cracks. This federal funding [for RISAS] will help student assistance counselors provide more at-risk students with a wide range of support they need, especially as they cope with the challenges of the pandemic.