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  • New Report for RI

    New Report for RI

    On February 25, 2016, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence released Domestic Violence Homicides in Rhode Island: 2006-2015, a first-of-its-kind report for the State of Rhode Island. During the past ten years, 54 people lost their lives to domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island over the course of 48 incidents. By analyzing the collective data from these cases, the RICADV has identified trends and patterns that paint the big picture of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
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  • Get Off the Bench!

    Get Off the Bench!

    The RICADV's statewide public awareness campaign "Get Off the Bench!" features URI student athletes saying NO MORE to dating and domestic violence. Click below to watch our public service announcement starring the athletes, which aired on local TV stations throughout October, national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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  • "The Way Home" Charm

    Alex and Ani has partnered with the RICADV and the National Network To End Domestic Violence to launch the CHARITY BY DESIGN charm bangle “The Way Home.” When you purchase your bracelets through the RICADV, 50% of the proceeds go toward supporting our work to end domestic violence in RI. You can purchase bracelets in person at the RICADV’s office in Warwick Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Member Agencies

    Member Agencies

    The RICADV's six local domestic violence agencies provide a wide array of services for victims, including 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click below. If you see or hear someone being hurt, call 911 immediately.

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  • Latino Outreach

    Latino Outreach

    Oprima el botón “Read More” para acceder a nuestro sitio web en Español.

    At the RICADV, we proactively serve Latino communities and work to raise awareness about the help that is available through our member agencies. Each agency offers diverse programs and services that can include safety planning, court advocacy, shelter, and support groups. Immigration help is also available. Access our website in Spanish by clicking the "Read More" button below or En Español at the top of this page.

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Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings on Recommendations to Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides

In February, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence released a report detailing the 54 domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island over the last ten years.

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on two of the recommendations from the report that will impact Rhode Island’s ability to reduce rates of domestic violence and prevent future domestic violence homicides.

[Providence, RI – March 16, 2016] Rhode Island lost 54 lives to domestic violence homicides within the past 10 years. In the first two months of 2016, there have already been two more Rhode Islanders murdered by their abusers. Domestic violence homicides do not come out of nowhere – they begin as a pattern of domestic violence that escalates to murder. The Rhode Island General Assembly must take these murders seriously and realize that as lawmakers, they have the power and the responsibility to act to prevent future domestic violence homicides. 

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By Lisa Paliotti

Charity in football has come a long way since the days of “passing the hat”. The Green Bay Packers are linking up with Verizon Wireless for a second year in a row to combat the issue of domestic violence nationally in a campaign titled, “Protection is the Name of the Game."

In 2010, The Green Bay Packers started to collect old cell phones no longer in use at all of their home games. For each phone they received, Verizon Wireless made ten dollar cash donation to benefit domestic violence organizations in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Packers began their contribution to the Hope Line cell phone drive, receiving a total of 767 cell phones and $7,670 divided amongst the seven existing domestic violence organizations in the local area.

Verizon started the Hope Line in 2001 because of the realization that an old phone sitting in a drawer could be the life saving protection for a victim from their batterer. As fads in new phone technology come and go, your prehistoric flip phone the size of a large sub at De Angelo’s is cooler than you think. That old phone can provide the vital connection between domestic violence victims and emergency support services. That old phone will help that survivor build their life again looking for jobs and housing where they will be safe. Since its commencement the Hope Line has collected over 8 million phones and dispensed over $10 million in grants to domestic violence agencies.

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson alongside his wife Emily talked about the Hope Line in a public service announcement to raise awareness on the topic of domestic violence and encourage fans to bring an old phone to their next game.  The announcement is shown at the beginning of each game, giving voice to the issue of domestic violence to an entire stadium full of people. 

Not a fan of football?  Not to worry, you don’t have to be a Packer’s fan or at a game to get involved in this cause.  Any Verizon Wireless retail store nation-wide will accept phone donations for the Hope Line.

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    Communicating the work to end domestic violence is vital. Visit our Communications Center and The Newsroom to KNOW MORE. Read More
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    Raising awareness to end domestic violence is part of our mission. Learn how we keep the issue visible in our communities. Read More
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    The media can help break the silence and educate the public. Visit our online guide for journalists covering domestic violence.
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Relationship abuse impacts young people, too. Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI.


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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 and redirect to a different site, click on the box to 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 more information and tips for staying safe online and on your devices, click "Read More" to visit the Privacy & Technology section of our website.

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Looking to get involved in the movement to end domestic violence
or just want to KNOW MORE?

Visit our Calendar of Events to find a myriad of local and
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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.

Visit our 35th anniversary page to watch a special video, view photos of the event (coming soon!), and more.

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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, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, 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 six domestic violence prevention 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

The RICADV's six local domestic violence agencies provide a wide array of services for victims, including 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click here. If you hear or see someone being hurt, call 911 immediately.


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