What is Recovery Innovations for Pursuing Peer Leadership and Empowerment, better known as Ripple? We are more than a mission statement, more than an idea or an agenda. We are a small collection of people just like you.

Before Ripple even had a name, we were a few folks who have had experiences over the years living with mental health challenges. We supported one another and one by one, we found ourselves showing up at advocacy events all around Connecticut. We were educated by our peers and met so many wonderful folks we kept being drawn back into that circle of people. Since our start, new people have come to be apart of Ripple, and some have moved on to other adventures, sometimes in other states.

Ripple remains the same at its foundation. Even without the training’s we’ve attended or the certifications some of us have earned, at our core, the members of this organization want to make the world a better place.

We believe that in serving others, we better ourselves.

Ripple is inclusive; anyone who has lived experience with mental illness and addiction are welcome to become apart of what we do. We seek diversity, your age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political affiliations, and status of citizenship does not matter to us. It does not matter who you are or where you are in life; mental illness and addiction will not discriminate. Mental illness and addiction can affect anyone, this simple truth tells us that the more people we include, the more ideas and solutions we will find.

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