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ASTRO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. We are a licensed charitable organization in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Licence #CO.9900540 | EIN #46-5341077

ASTRO Mentorships are offered in two ways: Recreational Mentoring and Vocational Mentoring.

Recreational Mentoring is for people who just want to have fun! Matches are made based on likes and interests. A recreational mentor is tasked with being a role model for their match, and encouraging them to be active and try new things. There is a focus on community engagement and safety in every activity the pair is involved in.

Vocational Mentoring is for people with little or no work experience who want to learn job skills. A vocational mentor is tasked with helping their match to identify jobs that interest them and help them to prepare to fulfill the job requirements for that position. Ultimately, competitive integrated employment is the desired outcome.

Through a partnership with Care 1st LLC, ASTRO now offers transportation with all our programs.

To request a quote for your school, sports team, or club, call:


At ASTRO a recreational mentor is someone that brings out the best in you. We carefully interview and screen our mentors and proteges to ensure that a proper match is made. Most of our mentors are people who have volunteered or worked with us in the past and made a connection to someone they met. Check out our quarterly schedule and join us at an event to take your first step towards becoming a part of ASTRO Mentorships:

Mentor pairs spend time together doing the things they love including hiking, fishing, bowling, rock climbing, and paddle boarding. We offer both paid and volunteer positions.

Email to request a mentor/protege application!

To schedule an intake call:


*Self-referrals are accepted as well as referrals from family service workers, physicians, schools and other agencies.


Since 2014, ASTRO has partnered with psychologists, social workers, counselors, physical/occupational therapists, and holistic health coaches to offer recreational group/individual therapy sessions for children and adults ages 6-75. We are proud to offer behavioral health services through our partnership with New England Wellness Collaborative:

We accept most major insurances:

Tufts Health Plan

United Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim Health

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Neighborhood Health Plan



  • Individual therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Group therapy

At ASTRO we cater to the unique needs of the individual by creating an approach to therapy that is based around recreational activities that interest and engage our clients. Our programs are designed to enhance Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in a therapeutic and supportive environment. By creating a setting that makes the individual feel comfortable and confident, we teach, model, and socially coach participants to help them find their own path towards emotional regulation, building and maintaining healthy relationships, and problem solving.​​

Information required for scheduling Intake Assessment
  • Referred client’s full name as it appears on medical insurance card

  • Medical Insurance ID number

  • Client’s DOB

  • Client’s address

  • Client’s diagnosis (if any, not required)

  • Service client is seeking (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy or a combination of these services)


What to expect when setting up an Intake Assessment

  • All insurances must be verified and authorized (as needed) prior to being seen for an intake assessment.
  • Client’s are not allowed to be receiving a higher level of care such as EOS services at the time of intake. If you and your family are currently participating in EOS services, discharge from these services must be completed prior to completing an intake assessment with ASTRO.
  • No more than one service on an outpatient basis can be completed on the same day. This means if you receive outpatient services with other mental health care providers, you can not complete intake assessment (and/or any other services with ASTRO) on the same day. Please be mindful of this when scheduling your intake assessment.
  • No more than 2 outpatient services are allowed per week per insurance.
  • Typical timeline for setting up an intake assessment is within a 2 week window from initial call. (during which time insurance verification and authorization will be completed).
  • At intake assessment, a copy of your health insurance card is required.
  • A parent and/or guardian is required to attend the intake assessment (we have a sibling friendly environment).
  • The referred client is highly suggested to attend the intake assessment.
  • Co-payment is due at time of intake assessment.
  • Evaluations, IEP’s and any other supporting documents are welcomed and appreciated at intake assessment. (We are able to make copies as needed)

 ASTRO takes a holistic approach to our services by helping people find a path to what truly makes them happy.


Attendance and Copay Policy

Please note that ASTRO has a 24 hour cancellation policy for all services including individual, family and group therapy. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, we ask that you call the office 24 hours in advance to notify the front desk of you or your child’s absence. Clients will be charged a $25 fee if they are a “no show, no call” to their scheduled appointment.