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  • No More Silence

    No More Silence

    1 in 4 Rhode Islanders is a victim of abuse. They are our loved ones, neighbors, coworkers, and friends, and they are counting on us to make it our business. It is time for all of us to break the silence, learn about the warning signs, and help end domestic 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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  • Paper Crane Bangle

    Paper Crane Bangle

    We are so excited to partner with ALEX AND ANI and the National Network to End Domestic Violence on the brand new "Paper Crane" Charity By Design bangle. When you purchase your bracelet 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 AM to 5 PM.
  • 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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Latest News


Statement Regarding the Domestic Violence Homicide of Maniriho Nkinamubanzi

By Vanessa Volz, Executive Director, Sojourner House, and Deborah DeBare, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

[Providence, RI – Thursday, November 16, 2017] Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of Maniriho Nkinamubanzi, who was killed in Providence last Friday by her estranged husband, Bosco Tukamuhabwa. We grieve this tragic loss of life and extend our deepest condolences to all who have been impacted by this heinous crime, the fourth domestic violence homicide of 2017.

Maniriho was a refugee from the Congo, who was working to build a better life for herself and her family in Rhode Island. We are particularly devastated for Maniriho’s four children. No child should ever have to experience the loss of their mother through such tragedy or endure the suffering caused by violence in the home.

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Local Organization, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hosts Online Conversation About Healthy Relationships Friday, Feb. 15

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV; Phone: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729


#NOMORERI Tweet Chat Series, which will be led by survivors of dating violence, is aimed at youth as part of the nationally-recognized Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Successful launch receives national support

 

WHAT:
Second conversation (2/15) in the #NOMORERI Tweet Chat Series: a three-day social media event about healthy relationships led by survivors of dating violence. It is part of the NO MORE RI campaign for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

The #NOMORERI Tweet Chat Series focuses on healthy relationships and includes personal stories and time to "chat" with members of SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) who overcame dating violence. By offering a forum for discussing what a healthy relationship is and isn't, the RICADV's aim is for participants to 1) recognize the signs of abuse and 2) learn strategies for ending, reporting, and getting help for those who may be victims of dating violence.

WHY:
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

Clearly, there's a conversation that needs to happen and the RICADV and its task force of dating/domestic violence survivors, SOAR), are using Twitter and Facebook to reach teens and college students where they spend the most free time—online.

WHEN:
Second "Tweet Chat": Friday, February 15, 2 -4 p.m. - snow or shine.
(The remaining Tweet Chat will be held on 2/22 from 2-4 p.m.)

WHO:
*Everyone is encouraged to participate, including young adults, those who work with youth, have children who are dating, or have a personal experience to share.
*Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR), a task force of domestic violence survivors
*Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) staff and member agencies
*Katie Brown Educational Program
*Day One
*Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund
*Johnson & Wales University / Gender Equity Center

WHERE:
*www.twitter.com/ricadv
*www.facebook.com/ricadv
*Hash tag: #NOMORERI

INFO:
*About NO MORE RI: www.nomoreri.org
*About RICADV: www.ricadv.org
*Tweet Chat Toolkit: www.ricadv.org/images/Tweet chat toolkit.pdf

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Communications Center

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month +

    We conduct statewide public awareness campaigns each October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to keep the issue of domestic violence visible, provide information about community resources, and engage Rhode Islanders in helping to end abuse.
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  • 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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Looking to get involved in the movement to end domestic violence?

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

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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.

spotlight image lisaleslie35th 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

The RICADV's five 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.

 

Contact Details

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

T (401) 467-9940

F (401) 467-9943


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