Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families and children to achieve their goals for health, educational, and socio-economic well being by providing information, education, training, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and systems change.
RIPIN’s vision is that
individuals, parents, and families will advocate for
themselves, ensuring that their needs for health,
educational, and socio-economic supports are met. Our
objective is to influence society’s view and value of
families, diversity, and disabilities, reducing stigma,
advocating for full inclusion and shifting societal
perceptions toward acceptance of individual differences.
RIPIN will work directly with organizations,
institutions, and communities to address gaps and
deficiencies so that, individuals, parents and families
are better served and viewed as equal partners. We
envision systems that produce better outcomes for the
individual, family, child and community.
Founded in 1991, the Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is a statewide, 501(c)(3), charitable, nonprofit organization with a collective programmatic reach that extends to every Rhode Island community, the state's major family-serving systems, schools, associations, and agencies.
Our goal is to inform, support, and empower parents, families, individuals, and family-serving professionals who seek to become effective advocates for their families, children, themselves, and their communities. We serve more than 65,000 Rhode Islanders each year.
RIPIN is a member agency of The Fund for Community Progress. Along with 24 other grassroots agencies, RIPIN works to promote social change and family centered policies in RI. For more information about the Fund, go to www.fundcp.org