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We're celebrating 35 years this October
during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)!

Join us for our Anniversary Luncheon & VIP Event with
Lisa Leslie on October 9. Plus Behind Closed Doors is
back this year for its third annual
performance with
Trinity Repertory Company.

Tickets are available for each event below (just click the image).

Stay tuned - our DVAM digital campaign will launch on October 1!



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 We're excited to invite you to the return of the award-winning play about domestic violence, hope and survival, Behind Closed Doors. Performed and written by survivors of domestic violence from SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), a task force of the RICADV, the play weaves together the struggles and victories they endured in a narrative that takes us on their collective journeys
from victims to survivors.




OPINION: The NFL and Social Change -

Let’s Continue the Conversation
to End Domestic Violence

Local Organization, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hosts Final Online Conversation About Healthy Relationships Friday, Feb. 22


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 21, 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

Successful launch received national support


Third conversation (2/22) 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 final topic is "Breaking the Cycle of Abuse" and explores the ongoing effects of abuse on children who witness.

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.


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.


Second "Tweet Chat": Friday, February 22, 2 -4 p.m. - snow or shine.


*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


*Hash tag: #NOMORERI


*About NO MORE RI:
*About RICADV:
*Tweet Chat Toolkit: toolkit.pdf