Our Future Depends
Learn what domestic violence looks like and how you can help.
Our mission is to support and enhance the work of our member agencies and to provide leadership on the issue of domestic violence.
people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner
individual victims of domestic violence received help in 2021 alone
helpline calls were answered in 2021
individual services were provided by advocates in 2021
We envision a society where domestic violence is not tolerated because communities are enlightened and responsive to the needs of victims and their children. We pledge to achieve this vision by:
How We Do Our Work
Aspiring to be an anti-oppression organization is not a separate part of our work, but the lens that informs how we do our work. It is at the heart of moving our mission forward.
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) affirms that all people have the right to live their lives free from fear and violence. To this end, we are working to disrupt the systems of oppression that unjustly impact people of color, Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and other historically oppressed communities.
Systems of oppression not only create barriers to services, safety, and justice – they are the root causes of violence and inequity. The RICADV aspires to be an anti-oppression organization, committed to dismantling white supremacy and oppression in all its forms, including racism, sexism, classism, anti-Semitism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.
From our legislative advocacy, where we focus not only on domestic violence legislation but on policies that improve quality of life for everyone, to our primary prevention strategies that center on those disproportionately impacted by violence and oppression – we are committed to centering the voices of survivors and catalyzing change that leads to more just, inclusive, and healthy communities for all people.
Supporting victims and survivors to have their stories heard
By modeling respectful relationships and being a voice for equality, men can help change the culture that allows domestic abuse and other forms of violence.
Ten Men is made up of local men from diverse walks of life who share a common vision—a world without domestic violence.
Did You Know?
In Just One Day
Victims made 61 requests for services—including emergency shelter, housing, transportation, childcare, legal representation, and other support needs—that programs could not provide because they lacked the resources. Approximately 93% of these unmet requests were for housing and emergency shelter.