The DELTA Project

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”  
-Margaret J. Wheatley

Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) is a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intended to prevent first time perpetration and first time victimization of Intimate Partner Violence. 

Newport is one of four cities in Rhode Island engaged in the project.  In 2003, two community-based teams—Communities Overcoming ViolencE (COVE) and Students Against Domestic Abuse (SADA)—were established in Newport.  In the years since, they have been working together to develop and implement primary prevention strategies that address risk and protective factors at multiple levels of the social ecology. 

 For more information on the National DELTA Project, go here.

Newport COVE is a group of concerned citizens working to eradicate domestic violence in Newport.

Newport COVE seeks to create a healthy, empowered community where:

  • We know our neighbors
  • Domestic violence and other forms of violence are not acceptable
  • Young people are valued & supported
  • Racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression are challenged openly
  • We each have the skills, knowledge, and access necessary to lead healthy, safe lives


For more information on the DELTA project or COVE, please contact us:

Facebook: NewportCOVE   

Phone: 401.846.5263 x345