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DOMESTIC Violence Month
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It's on all of us to end domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and we’re calling the community in because it’s on all of us to end domestic violence. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, survivors have faced heightened barriers to safety that will leave long-lasting impacts, and they need our support on their journey to healing as they rebuild their lives after abuse.

This DVAM, you can support survivors in your community by learning ways to be an active bystander. Domestic violence affects us all, and it is crucial to know the signs of abuse and learn where to get support or how to provide resources to someone experiencing violence. Together, we can create a safer Rhode Island for everyone.

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Calling men in to prevent abuse

Men can help build a world without violence. This June, our public awareness campaign called men in to learn how they can show up for all people - including women and trans and gender non-conforming people - in positive, affirming ways. Every day, men in our community can help build safe, healthy spaces where everyone can thrive. Learn more by visiting the Ten Men page of the RICADV website.

TDVAM 2022
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Consent is yours to give, or not to give – the decision is yours. Setting up boundaries – physical or not, in any of your relationships – is a need and a right each of us has, and we deserve to have our boundaries respected. During Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM) in February and always, we affirmed everyone’s power in their personal decisions around physical, emotional and sexual consent and other boundaries, including use of personal time. In all of our relationships, whether with dating partners, friends, or family members, we have a right to say “no,” need more space, or change our minds.

This TDVAM, we highlighted the importance of feeling empowered and demanding respect in all relationships. We shared examples of ways to practice vocalizing your boundaries and highlighted how healthy relationships include self-love and self-empowerment.

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RICADV Member Agencies

The RICADV’s network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking from one end of the state to the other.

Services for Survivors and Victims

There are services that can help if you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence.


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Timeline photosJoin us this Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Progreso Latino. We will have Erin Papa of Rhode Island College (RIC), Katie West of Homes RI, State Representative Joshua Giraldo - Central Falls and State RI State Representative Leonela Felix as our special guests. Únase a nosotros este jueves, 26 de enero del 2023 en Progreso Latino. Nosotros tenemos a Erin Papa de RIC, Katie West de Homes RI, el representante estatal Joshua Giraldo y la representante estatal Leonela Félix como invitados especiales. We will be discussing topics surrounding immigration, housing, and multilingual education. Discutiremos temas relacionados con la inmigración, la vivienda y la educación multilingüe. Nos encantaría escuchar sus inquietudes y también aprender más sobre los proyectos de ley que se presentarán este año. Únase a nosotros mientras tratamos de aprender más sobre los problemas que afectan a nuestra comunidad y cómo podemos mejorar nuestro estado. We would love to hear your concerns and also learn more on legislative bills that will be introduced this year. Join us as we try to learn more on issues that are affecting our community, and how we improve our state. Sponsored by Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) , Tufts Health Plan and Homes RI.#together #juntos #progress #progreso #changemakers ... See MoreSee Less
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We stand with our national partners NNEDV and with birthing people in the U.S. as we mourn the loss of Roe. "We also acknowledge that many people struggled to access abortion services—as well as the full complement of reproductive healthcare options—before the constitutional right to abortion was overturned. State bans and restrictions have been—and will continue to be—devastating for low-income survivors, survivors of color, survivors with disabilities, and others who already face substantial barriers to accessing the healthcare they need. Every person deserves the right to make their own decisions about their bodies, and we must also center those who have been—and continue to be—most harmed by decisions like Dobbs." - Deborah J. Vagins, NNEDV President & CEOToday marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in #Roe v. Wade. NNEDV remains gravely concerned by the Court’s #Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe and has the potential to further harm domestic violence survivors in need. Read President & CEO Deborah J. Vagins’ statement: bit.ly/3kApuXW ... See MoreSee Less
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Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

641 Bald Hill Road, suite 1, Warwick, R.I. 02886
Office: 401-469-9940
Helpline: 1-800-494-8100