Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system 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 accessible. We envision systems that produce better outcomes for the individual, family, child and community.
Respect- value the diversity and efforts of our colleagues, partners, and the community we serve
Collaboration- work towards goals through genuine partnerships to empower others with shared participation
Commitment- focused on serving and positively influencing the well-being of our community
Integrity- being steadfastly adherent to high ethical principles and professional standards
Professionalism- strive for excellence upholding all core values through conduct that demonstrates cooperation and competence
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 60,000 Rhode Islanders each year.