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Tell us what you think & help shape Dorcas International's future

Dorcas International has begun its 2023 strategic planning journey, for which we have sought broad community input and participation to shape our vision for the future. We believe your perspective is hugely valuable in this process.

Thank you!

We recently held a series of community focus groups and interviews as well as offered online surveys as we sought to harness your wisdom and creativity in conducting an environmental scan, what we call a “SOAR” analysis of our agency’s…

  • Strengths exemplar practices and services
  • Opportunities for innovation and improvement to better serve our clients
  • Aspirations + Results hopes for the future, most desired impact, and indicators of success

We partnered with Spartina Consulting to facilitate this strength-based, participatory approach to strategy development known as “Appreciative Inquiry”, or AI. We used AI questions to employ your thoughts and ideas.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time to be a part of this important work. 

Online Survey

Thank you to all wo took who completed our online survey. Your input helped shape the future of Dorcas International!

Community Focus Groups

Thank you to all who took time to attend our Community Focus Groups. Your input and participation is so very appreciated!


Please email with any questions you may have.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.