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  • Help Us Say NO MORE

    This February, Rhode Islanders ages 12 to 24 have a chance to win $500 by entering our Lip Sync Video Contest! The contest is all about promoting love and respect for yourself and others. Choose a song with a positive, empowering message - because it's time to say NO MORE to dating violence. The RICADV will be awarding 3 cash prizes, including a $500 Grand Prize! Click below to visit our webpage for official rules and judging criteria. #NoMoreRI
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  • Get Off the Bench!

    February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. To spread the word and reach young people throughout RI, we've launched a statewide public awareness campaign. It features URI student athletes speaking out against dating violence and asking their peers to do the same. Head over to our Teen Center to learn more!
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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

    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

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    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 Youth Invited to Enter Lip Sync Video Contest to Help End Dating Violence 

During February, national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 
the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is launching a statewide Lip Sync Video Contest.

[Thursday, January 28, 2016 – Warwick, RI] Thanks to Jimmy Fallon, lip sync contests have become increasingly popular on television and online. This February, during national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, teenagers and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 who live in Rhode Island are invited to enter a Lip Sync Video Contest to promote awareness and help end dating violence.

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is sponsoring the Lip Sync Video Contest to encourage young people and the adults in their lives to have conversations about healthy relationships, positive and empowering messages, dating violence, and more.

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Holiday Giving and Survivor Empowerment with DVRCSC

by Deb Greene


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The holiday season is here with its celebrations, decorations and cheer. But for some, like victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a time of sadness, loneliness, and distress. One organization responding to those who've fallen into the second category is Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRCSC).  Hear what DVRCSC staff member, Deb Greene, had to say about her experience as a victim and her contributions as a survivor and staff member. 

The work I do at the DVRCSC is a passion for me for many reasons, including that I endured domestic violence for ten years back in the seventies. Back then, the resources for victims were pretty much non-existent, and that's primarily because it was simply considered a private issue between spouses, partners and family members. In my own case, it took years but I finally left my husband - with my two children - but had to go "underground" for three months upon making the decision. I was only 23 years old and terrified.

Later, I decided that I didn't want to run forever and returned to R.I. where I got two jobs to support myself and my boys. However, my then ex-husband continued to stalk me for two more years. Without many resources or supports, there were times I truly wanted to give up, but I was determined not to let my abuser win. I also wanted a better life for my children. After all, they didn't ask for the horror they had survived.

During the course of everything I endured, I promised myself that eventually I would help other victims; I got no help but I certainly wanted to make sure others did. Fast forward to today, and I have been involved with the DVRCSC for seventeen years. I started as the faciliator of a support group, but have since worked in different roles at the organizatino's safe home. I truly love my work and feel that I am able to be a positive influence and advocate in my client's lives.


Join Greene and the entire DVRCSC family in collecting gift cards for groceries, phone minutes, drug stores, department stores, etc. to empower clients to be able to shop for their families and themselves. In order to distribute the cards to clients and to give them to shop for the holidays, please drop off donations in person to 61 Main Street in Wakefield, RI by Friday, December 14th. Hours are Monday through Friday, between 9:00AM and 5:00PM. Please call 401-782-3995 with any questions!

Blog postings and user comments reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

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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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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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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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