About Us

swish bulletAvatar is a private organization which was founded in 1991 as a certified provider of residential services to people who have developmental disabilities. In 2008, Avatar also became a certified Placement Agency for Shared Living.

swish bulletIn addition to the operation of eleven homes in the state of Rhode Island, Avatar also supports people who live in their own homes, with their families, or within Shared Living. Avatar provides day services to many of its participants. Currently, we provide services to seventy people.

swish bulletThe homes we operate are licensed, funded, and monitored by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.


swish bulletThis organization's vision for the individuals who are supported by our services is one in which fulfillment and maximum independence. To this end the mission of Avatar is to:

  • Stand by each person served as he/she explores opportunities and undertakes challenges.
  • Support each person to build an ever-widening circle of relationships with families, friends, and other community citizens.
  • Assist each person to define his or her dreams and take steps to make them come true.
  • Support each person to become a participating member of his or her community.