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Letter from Lori N. DiPersio

Dear Friends:

Time does fly when working tirelessly to end a health epidemic. Domestic violence is just that – a national health epidemic.

For the last 14 years, I’ve led the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in its purpose to end domestic violence against women. When I first started, I didn’t fully understand the enormity of the problem of violence in the home or between intimate partners. Our work grew to include violence prevention services not only for women, but also for men, teens, same sex partners, and children who witness. Over the years, I became a leader in the field of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Newport & Bristol Counties where our agency’s programs and services have grown far and wide.

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Letter from Nicole Benjamin, President of the Board

Dear Friend,

As an important member of our community, I wanted to reach out personally to let you know about a change in leadership at the Women’s Resource Center.

Last month, after 14 successful years as Executive Director of the WRC, Lori DiPersio finalized plans to retire that had been in the works for several months. Lori’s retirement will be effective Friday, July 5. Jessica Walsh, the WRC’s longtime Director of Prevention, has been named Acting Executive Director while the board continues the process of seeking new leadership.

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Our Mission:

“Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.”

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