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.
Todd HerzerChairman and President - CO 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.
Rebecca CreightonStaff (Program Manager) - 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.
Jeff RobertsonBoard Member - CO It is my privilege to join RVRN as it resets thought about the precious ones we serve. In doing so, givers become the greatest receivers. I love that RVRN rolls up its sleeves to provide uniquely practical assistance. I'm grateful to carry on my mom's work, as she served on RVRN's board for many years.
Bonniesue WadleighBoard Member - IL We strive to bring a spiritof love to all who participate, uplifting thought and action, leading to new dimensions of life and progress.We are one in this family. No one shouldfeel alone in the journeyset before them.