• Hidden Meanings

    Hidden Meanings

    This October, join us in recognizing national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We've launched a new statewide public awareness campaign Hidden Meanings, to send the message that domestic violence is not just physical. Shining a light on other forms of abuse, the campaign calls on Rhode Islanders to learn more about the warning signs and be able to identify potential red flags in a relationship. Look and listen for the campaign on buses, billboards, local radio, Pandora, and more!
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  • 2018 Men's Summit

    2018 Men's Summit

    In the era of #MeToo and #BelieveSurvivors, many of us are asking what we can do to change the culture of violence in order to prevent abuse. Local men, you're invited to the 5th Annual Men's Summit, where Ten Men members will facilitate conversations on violence prevention, healthy masculinity, and the cultural shift needed to end domestic violence. Hosted by Johnson & Wales University in partnership with the Interfraternity Council, the event is free, and dinner will be provided. All who identify as male are welcome to attend. Please help spread the word to the men and boys in your life!

    Register today!
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  • Teen Dating Violence

    Teen Dating Violence

    Did you know? Nearly 1 in 10 RI high schoolers has already experienced physical dating violence. Fortunately, there is a law in Rhode Island that requires all middle schools and high schools to have a policy and teach everyone about the issue—it’s called the Lindsay Ann Burke Act. Students, parents, and educators, it’s up to all of us to make sure this law is being implemented in our schools! Together, we can prevent dating 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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  • 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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Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Welcomes New Executive Director Tonya Harris

[Warwick, RI – October 12, 2018] – The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) Board of Directors and staff welcome Tonya Harris as the agency’s new executive director, beginning October 29, 2018. Harris will succeed Deborah DeBare, who served as the organization’s executive director for 22 years and is now senior deputy director at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Harris is currently the executive director at the Center for Mediation & Collaboration RI (CMCRI), which provides Rhode Islanders a safe and affordable place to resolve conflict through alternative dispute resolution.

A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Harris has decades of experience working to empower others, bridge communities, and build relationships. 

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Communications Center

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

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  • 35 Years of Progress

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Your abuser may monitor your Internet use and may be able to view your computer activity.

To immediately leave our site, click on the box at the bottom-right of our website or hit the ESC (Escape) key on the upper-left of your keyboard.

If you feel that your computer is not secure, use a computer in another location that your abuser cannot access.

For tips on how to use the Internet and technology safely if you are in an abusive situation, visit the Privacy & Technology section of our website.

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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!

To stay up to date on the work we do and how you can play your part, sign up to receive RICADV emails.

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AmazonSmile-webWhat is AmazonSmile?

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.

Lisa Leslie Says No More35th Anniversary Celebration

In 2014, the RICADV celebrated 35 years of progress in advocating for victims and holding abusers accountable.

On October 9, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we commemorated this milestone with special guest Lisa Leslie, WNBA legend, four-time Olympic gold medalist, and supporter of the national NO MORE campaign against domestic violence.

We thank everyone who has played a part in helping us move our work forward. Together we can end domestic violence.

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 Details

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

T (401) 467-9940

F (401) 467-9943


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