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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. Formed in 1979, the organization provides support to its member agencies, strives to create justice for victims, and provides leadership on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
The RICADV’s network of member agencies provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Full Member Agencies are organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence and provide victim services. Affiliate Member Agencies are organizations whose work includes some programming to address or prevent domestic violence.
|Full Member Agencies
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (Kent County and Cranston)
Sojourner House (Northern RI and Greater Providence)
Women’s Resource Center (Newport and Bristol Counties)
||Affiliate Member Agencies
Center for Southeast Asians
Crossroads Rhode Island
Family Service of Rhode Island
In 2016, 8,710 individual victims of domestic violence received services from our member agencies, including:
- Emergency shelter and transitional housing
- 24-hour crisis hotline support
- Support groups
- Court advocacy
- Immigration advocacy
- Law enforcement advocacy
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- maintains an annual budget of over $3.4 million, with 70% passed through to our member agencies to fund victim services and primary prevention programs.
- works closely with Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR), its task force of survivors of domestic violence, to promote, advocate for, and work towards the elimination of domestic violence.
- has been a leader in getting domestic violence legislation passed in RI and making systems such as child protection, criminal justice, public benefits, and housing more responsive to the needs of survivors.
- is nationally recognized for its prevention efforts, including its work engaging men and youth-serving organizations, and is one of only 10 states funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) DELTA FOCUS grant.
- values strategic communications in order to create social change, focusing on initiatives that include statewide public awareness campaigns, a nationally-recognized online guide for journalists, and innovative strategies using new and traditional media.