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.
Here is a convenient overview of the current Services we provide:
For more details, visit Our Services page.
Interested in hearing from RVRN program participants, volunteers, and stakeholders? Visit and subscribe to RVRN’s YouTube Channel.
Kathy LinehanBoard Chair – CO My son has been involved with RVRN for several years. I love watching him grow and connect with new friends thru online and in-person events. There is a passion in this organization for seeing all God’s children in the light of perfection. The "loved ones" blossom in this environment. I am thrilled and honored to be a member of this team.
Rich ClarkeVice Chair and Treasurer - 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.
Barb HortonBoard Secretary - FL I am so happy to be associated with this wonderful, all-inclusive organization. As an active, life-long Christian Scientist and a career-long Special Education teacher, it is thrilling to serve an organization that combines my two passions.
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.
Julie Finnin DayExecutive Director - OR I love how RVRN embraces Christian Scientists with special needs and their families. We feel so supported with our daughter. I 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!
Rebecca CreightonProgram Director (Staff) - AZ When I learned about RVRN I thought, “These are my people.” RVRN sees every individual as a unique and whole expression of God. What a blessing it is to be part of this "circle of love" and to expand on what I’ve learned from nearly two decades of special education classroom and administrative experience.