ext. 2283 or 401-528-9784
HIV/STI Testing and Prevention
ext. 3844 or 401-426-8906
Intensive Case Manager
ext. 3824 or 401-219-1638
ext. 2299 or 401-744-4735
Mary Cline, LDN
Housing Advocacy Administrator
ext. 3820 or 401-999-1150
Housing Advocacy Coordinator
HIV/STI Testing and Prevention Coordinator
ext. 3844 or 401-426-8906
Alix Stockwood, LICSW
Buddy Program Coordinator/Case Manager
Dominique Torres Ramos
Buddy Program Administrator
ext. 3841 or 401-999-3652
Ryan White Director
ext. 3808 or 401-659-6038
Originally founded in 1985, APRI was the first AIDS service organization in Rhode Island. Our mission is to provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative response to the needs of people living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV/AIDS. We strive to accomplish our mission
through leadership in prevention, education, supportive services, and advocacy.
Today, APRI, as a division of Family Service of Rhode Island, continues its tradition of excellence while energetically developing new programs and approaches to meet today’s challenges in the continuing fight to end the epidemic and improve the quality of life for all people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Walk/Run for Life
About the Event
Our annual AIDS Run/Walk for Life is APRI’s signature fundraising event. It brings together people from communities across Rhode Island to raise and renew awareness of HIV and AIDS, honor those who have passed, and raises funds that ensure we can continue to fulfill our mission. The Walk has in years past been held at the Statehouse and other locations in and around Providence and featured a number of community speakers, politicians, and activists of all stripes.
In 2018, we hosted the 32nd annual event at the Carousel Village in Providence’s Roger Williams Park under the theme “It Takes a Team of Heroes to Get to Zero!” We encouraged participants to dress as their favorite superhero or make up one of their own, we were joined by more than 350 people who came together to support the work we do and to fight for an end to new HIV infections in Rhode Island.
Family Service of Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization providing a wide array of human and educational services to primarily low-income children, adults and families in every Rhode Island community.
Some facts about FSRI:
- It was founded in 1892, making it one of the oldest nonprofits in Rhode Island.
- It has about 270 employees and a $24 million annual budget.
- Its mission: To improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve through high-impact partnerships and high-quality, innovative programs.
- It’s accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international accrediting organization.
- It’s governed by a volunteer board of directors.
FSRI serves approximately 9,000 children and adults annually. Staff speak a range of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, Laotian, and Thai. FSRI has adopted policies and procedures reflecting the federal Office of Minority Health’s Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care standards. It meets the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Care Act (HITECH), and has adopted policies and procedures reflecting the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.