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  • No More Silence

    No More Silence

    Rhode Island men, we're calling on you to take a stand and speak out against abuse! The No More Silence campaign features members of Ten Men, a RICADV initiative that mobilizes male community leaders to prevent domestic violence. Join Ten Men in saying "No More." Your community needs your voice!
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  • State House Advocacy

    State House Advocacy

    This year, we're supporting bills that will provide practical solutions for building healthy, safe families and that protect our basic human rights. The bills address multiple forms of abuse, making RI communities safer for all. Click "Read More" below to learn about the RICADV's 2017 Legislative Priorities. You can also view our Prezi to learn how survivor voices inform our legislative advocacy.
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  • New Resource for RI

    New Resource for RI

    Now more than ever, people are becoming aware of and outraged by the harmful impacts of domestic violence. With primary prevention, we can stop the violence before it happens in the first place, before people ever become victims or perpetrators of abuse. To learn more, check out this new resource created by the RICADV!
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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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  • Latino Communities

    Latino Communities

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

    At the RICADV, we proactively engage 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 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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The Newsroom

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Latest News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Statement Regarding Today’s Shooting in Virginia

By Deborah DeBare, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence


[Providence, RI – June 14, 2017] We were shocked and saddened to learn about the shooting that occurred today near Washington, DC in Alexandria, Virginia, when a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress, injuring three people and critically wounding two.

We are particularly disturbed to learn that the perpetrator, James T. Hodgkinson, who later died from his injuries, had a record of domestic violence. In 2006, he was charged with domestic battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

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Telemundo

Telemundo Providence Announces Línea de Ayuda on Domestic Violence

Experts from the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be available to help Spanish-speaking viewers

Providence - Telemundo Providence, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will be hosting a Línea de Ayuda on Tuesday, October 23rd. This on-air call to action and helpline provides Hispanic viewers with information and resources about this important issue.

Experts from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be joining the WRIW Telemundo team to bring viewers, and those in need, the opportunity to reach out for support. All calls received will remain confidential.

"Domestic violence is a community problem. That is why Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the No More/No Más campaign call for community involvement to end domestic violence," said Deborah DeBare, executive director of the organization. "We are pleased to have the support of Telemundo Providence, whose Línea de Ayuda plays a vital role in reaching diverse households."

This Línea de Ayuda takes place during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "Despite considerable progress in reducing domestic violence, an average of three women in the United States loses their lives every day as a result of these unconscionable acts," declared the official proclamation from the White House earlier this month.

Watch Telemundo Providence on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 4pm to 6pm, and call the number on the screen to talk in Spanish with a representative of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

For more information on the event and how to participate in it, please call (401) 463-5575 or visit holaciudad.com.

WRIW Telemundo Providence is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that owns and operates the largest group of Telemundo affiliate television stations. WRIW prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage. Visit Telemundo Providence on holaciudad.com, a Spanish language web portal which features local news, community information and resources, and city guides, or call our sales team at (401) 463-5575.

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  • Online Guide for Journalists +

    We work with statewide and local media to increase awareness about domestic violence, the services and resources available for people impacted by abuse, and the ways the community can get involved to help. Visit the RICADV's Online Guide for Journalists for best practices in covering domestic violence.
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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month +

    We conduct statewide public awareness campaigns during October, national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), as a way to break the silence and stigma around domestic violence, raise up the voices and experiences of survivors, provide information about help and resources, and educate and engage our communities.
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Teen Center

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Abusive relationships impact young people, too. Nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers has already experienced physical dating violence. 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?

Sign up to join our mailing list, and receive mail and emails from the RICADV!

Visit our Calendar of Events to find local and online events.

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.

About the RICADV

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.

Member Agencies

The RICADV's network of member agencies provide comprehensive services to victims, including emergency shelter, support groups, counseling, 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.

Contact

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

T (401) 467-9940
F (401) 467-9943