• Staff Reorganization

    Staff Reorganization

    We are excited to announce a shift in our organizational structure! The reorganization builds on the strengths and skills of our staff, increases our capacity to better serve our communities, and creates opportunities for professional growth within the organization. Visit our Staff page to learn more.
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  • Welcome, Tonya Harris

    Welcome, Tonya Harris

    We are excited to introduce you to our new executive director, Tonya Harris! Take a few minutes to hear Tonya chat about her background and why she is passionate about this work in a short video interview with our Director of Prevention and Communications, Lucy Rios. Thanks to all who joined us for the RICADV's Moving the Mission Forward Breakfast on December 5th, welcoming Tonya to the movement to end domestic violence.
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  • Prevention is Possible

    Prevention is Possible

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, domestic violence is preventable. We can stop violence before it happens in the first place, before people ever become victims or perpetrators of abuse. To learn more, check out this prevention resource created by the RICADV!
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  • Ten Men

    Ten Men

    Watch the new Ten Men video series!

    Studies show that only a small percentage of men are violent; however, the majority of intimate partner violence is perpetrated by men against women. We need nonviolent men to take a stand and speak up. That's why Ten Men is mobilizing local men in our communities to break the silence and challenge harmful gender norms that contribute to men's violence against women and girls.
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  • No Más Silencio

    No Más Silencio

    Para acceder a nuestro sitio web en Español: www.ricadv.org/es/ayuda-y-servicios

    We engage Latino communities in Rhode Island, translating our materials and building partnerships to help end domestic violence. We strive to raise awareness about the help that is available in our state for those impacted by abuse and the ways we can all get involved to end it.

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The Newsroom

Latest News

Statement Regarding the Domestic Violence Murder of Rachael Rene

By Tonya Harris, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and Vanessa Volz, Executive Director, Sojourner House

[Providence, RI – Wednesday, January 16, 2019] We are devastated by the domestic violence murder of Rachael Rene, which occurred in her Providence apartment yesterday and marks the first domestic violence homicide of 2019. Rachael was brutally stabbed by her boyfriend, Luis Matta, who surrendered himself to authorities shortly thereafter.

We are profoundly saddened that only two weeks into the new year, we are mourning another life lost to domestic violence. Rachael, just 33-years-old, was a beloved mother, friend, and member of our community. Her tragic murder reminds us that domestic violence happens every day, in every Rhode Island city and town. In such a small state, we are all affected by Rachael’s death. We extend our deepest condolences to her loved ones and to all who have been impacted by this heinous crime.

We are particularly distressed to learn that Rachael’s 8-month-old baby was in the home at the time of the murder. Our entire community of survivors and advocates holds this infant child and their family in our hearts, and embrace them with strength and love.

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Communications Center

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month +

    We conduct statewide public awareness campaigns each October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to help keep the issue of domestic violence visible, provide information about community resources, and engage Rhode Islanders in our mission to end abuse.
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  • Online Guide for Journalists +

    We work with the Rhode Island media to ensure that press coverage on domestic violence increases awareness about the issue, provides information about available resources, and engages the community to help end abuse. Visit the RICADV's Online Guide for Journalists for best practices on covering domestic violence.
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Teen Center

Teen Center

Abusive relationships impact young people, too. Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI.

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Do you want to help end domestic violence in your community?

Visit our Calendar of Events to find ways to get involved!

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the RICADV every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the RICADV.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Choose the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence to support us. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

About the RICADV

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. We were formed in 1979 to support and assist the domestic violence agencies in Rhode Island. We provide leadership to our member agencies, strive to create justice for victims, and raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.

Member Agencies

Our network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Services include 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click here.

Contact Information

422 Post Road, Suite 102
Warwick, RI 02888-1539

T (401) 467-9940

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