Rainbow Valley Resource Network
Rainbow Valley Resource Network (RVRN) originated in 1984, as a residential facility called Rainbow Valley Ranch in Hadley, NY. Operating as a working farm, the three founders, Doug and June Dickinson and their close friend and colleague, Joy Parker, dedicated their lives to providing a healing atmosphere for Christian Scientists labeled in society as “developmentally disabled.”
The ranch sold in 2004, and the organization has evolved into a nationwide support community of volunteers, caregivers and ambassadors dedicated to delivering spiritually enriching activities and financial support to Christian Science families and their loved ones with special needs.
For more information on the support RVRN provides, visit Our Services page.
Jeff RobertsonExecutive Director (Staff) - CO It is a privilege to serve RVRN, as it continues to recognize the gifts and capabilities of those we serve, as well as the needs of their families. I am honored to help shepherd RVRN's unique mission. It has been meaningful for me to see Christian Science families with special needs discover that they are not alone.
Rebecca CreightonProgram Manager (Staff) - CO The work of RVRN reminds me of the boundless abilities gifted to each one of us, and it provides us the opportunity to connect with and celebrate each other from a space of abundant love. RVRN is the sweet song of limitless possibility that sings for the whole world.
Todd HerzerBoard Chair - CA I began my involvement with RVRN thinking my role was to be helpful and to assist with their development. Quickly I learned these dear friends are in our lives to teach us and to help us lift our thought above the harsh labels imposed on all of us. That’s why I love being involved with RVRN.
Chris CheneyBoard Member - CA A few years ago I was introduced to RVRN through a visit with two of its Board members. As I listened to their stories, I felt their passion for the organization's unlimited possibilities serving individuals with special needs and their families, my own daughter included. This inspired me to become directly involved.
Rich ClarkeBoard Member - MA While it may seem we're "giving back" as RVRN volunteers, truth is we're receiving so much more from those we serve. We are bearing witness to their unblemished childlike thoughts untouched by the world. These experiences are inspiring examples for all to forget labels and see the real man.
Julie Finnin DayBoard Member - MO I love how RVRN embraces Christian Scientists with special needs and their families. We feel so supported with our daughter, Sabine. As a board member, I truly look forward to connecting with you and your loved ones who are sharing this unique journey. There is room for *everyone* in this circle of love and support!