James Barker, Testing & Prevention:
Joyce Brown, Case Manager:
Tyler Carden, Dietician:
Katie Davis, Case Manager:
Luz Leyva, Case Manager:
Originally founded in 1985, APRI was the first AIDS service organization in Rhode Island. A small group of concerned Rhode Islanders gathered on May 31, 1985 for what would end up being the first meeting of APRI, and it was formally incorporated in September of that same year. Ever since then, APRI has worked to accomplish our mission: to provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative response to the needs of people living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV. We strive to accomplish our mission through the same means as our founders: providing leadership in prevention, education, supportive services, and advocacy. We serve more than 1,500 people throughout Rhode Island every year. Today, APRI is a program of Family Service of Rhode Island.
Read about the history of APRI:
Written by David A. Eligator, December 1987
AIDS Run/Walk 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.
Register as a solo runner or walker, and your donation helps ensure APRI can continue to provide services to those who need us most. (Help us raise additional funds as a runner or walker, by clicking the link under “Make a Team”.)
Details & Registration
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. Learn more by visiting www.familyserviceri.org.