1972 Founded as St. Charles Residence, Providence, one of the first group homes in RI
1978 Established Apartment Program, including assisted living units at Aaron Briggs Manor
1981 Incorporated as ReFocus, Inc.
1985 Opened Olney Arnold Residence, Cranston
1986 Opened Beechnut Drive Residence, Johnston
1986 Opened Cooke Drive Residence, North Scituate
1987 Opened Cumberland Street Residence, Providence
1988 Opened Bourne Avenue Residence, North Providence
1989 Opened East Side Residence, Providence
1989 Opened Parkside Avenue Residence, Pawtucket
1990 Initiated DCYF Parenting Program
1993 Developed Community Supportive Living Arrangement (CSLA)
1994 Developed Vocational Program
1994 Developed “Home of Our Own” to explore home ownership opportunities for clients
1995 Opened Sampson Avenue Residence, North Providence
1995 Opened Bellevue Place Residence, North Providence
1996 Opened new offices at 1228 Westminster Street, Providence
1999 Began Independent Living Program at 45 School Street, Johnston
2001 Expanded Independent Living Program at 12 Andover Street, Providence
2003 Opened Chestnut Hill Residence for Supportive Living, Cranston
2004 Opened School Street Residence, Johnston
2005 Opened Garden City Residence, Cranston
2009 Relocated offices to 45 Greeley Street, Providence
2009 Opened ReFocus Community Center at 45 Greeley Street, Providence
2011 Opened ReFocus Community Center at 1228 Westminster Street, Providence
2012 Established E-Zone Employment Training Program
2013 Introduced a new logo and communications initiative to promote our mission locally and nationally.
2015 Spelling of Agency name changed from Re-Focus, Inc. to ReFocus, Inc.
2016 Aaron Briggs Residence in Providence, closed.
2017 Sister Pat's Place at 31 Nahant Street, Providence - Day Services opened.
2017 Re-naming and dedication of Gilbane Community Center at 45 Greeley Street.