[April 3, 2020] WHFY1 Were Here For You RiverIn this time of uncertainty, I want to let you know I care. If you are isolated from others because you are in an unequal and abusive relationship, there are resources available to help you. Social isolation stemming from this COVID-19 pandemic or the other forms of coronavirus going around the world, take on a whole different level of danger for someone who is being controlled by an abusive partner.

Whether you are dealing with emotional abuse, financial abuse, physical or sexual violence, or are being threatened in any way by a partner, there are still places and people to call ready to help.

Peace, Laura

Below is a list of resources that Laura has compiled to assist survivors of domestic violence.

Rhode Island resources:

1. SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships)

We are a group of survivors advocating for systems change, educating and empowering women with a goal to end domestic violence in R.I. Please visit our website to learn about our work with media advocacy, legislative systems advocacy, leadership development, and economic empowerment, public awareness campaigns, or our play “Behind Closed Doors,” performed at the Trinity Repertory Company.

2. Visit the RICADV website for latest member agency updates.

3. Reach out if you would like to become a volunteer.

4. Visit the RICADV YouTube channel for more information about SOAR, the RICADV’s Ten Men project, and our public awareness efforts.

National resources:

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)'s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts demanding to change of conditions that lead to domestic violence, such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence: The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
  • NO MORE Campaign: NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.

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