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Relationship and Sexual Safety

-Please call 911 if you are in danger!


Domestic or relationship abuse refers to any abusive behavior in any personal relationship that allows one partner to intimidate, or to gain power and control over the other. This is often thought of to occur between married spouses or in other intimate relationships, but actually refers to any family relationship, or persons living in the same home.

Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse, as well as threats of violence or economic control. These are behaviors intended to intimidate, frighten, terrorize, humiliate, manipulate, coerce, blame, or injure someone.



SAFETY PLANNING: having a pre planned safety strategy is very important! 


Resources across Rhodes Island:

dmdRhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) Resources  

Helpline 1-800-494-8100

This is a resource page for anyone seeking help to deal with any domestic or relationship abuse situation in Rhode Island.   RICADV has a lists of most agencies in Rhode Island that can provide shelters (if needed), counseling, and advocacy. 

Day One

24/7 Helpline: 1-800-494-8100
Day One is committed to supporting sexual abuse survivors and increasing prevention.  Day One is a Safe Zone advocacy center.  They provide treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages.


Safe Zone

sjoou24/7 hotline:  401-765-3232
Sojournes's provide, for all genders, emergency shelter, housing programs, drop in centers, men's services, HIV and Hep C free and confidential testing, amongst other service.   
The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  
24/7 hotline: 1-866-488-7386   Text: 678-678
The Trevor Project offers several resources for members and allies of the LGBTQ community, including articles about understanding LGBTQ identities and guides for coming out and supporting young people attracted to more than one gender. The offer a crisis line specifically for the LGBTQ community. 


44 years of service logo.PNG24/7 helpline: 1 -800-494-8100
Located in Warwick RI, EBCC offers residential services, advocacy, counseling and support groups.   EBBC is a LGBT safe space.


Women’s Resource Center24/7 Hotline: 1-800-494-8100 / Shelter housing: 1-866-236-2474
Located in Newport and Warren, WRC provides shelters, housing, court advocates, counseling, and support groups. 
Helpline: 401-782-3990
Located in South County (Wakefield).  DVRC provides a comprehensive range of services for victims of domestic violence and their children, including a confidential Safe Home, Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing units, a Helpline & Drop-In Center, Support Groups, One-on-One Counseling and Court Advocacy.

For Alternative Supports: 
If you are seeking FREE online counseling, CCRI has partnered with TELUS Health which allows students to received virtual counseling 24/7. For more information please click here. 
You can call Telus Health at 866-743-7732 for over the phone assistance.