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Important Information Regarding COVID-19
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Following the advice of the CDC and the State of Rhode Island, the WRC is doing its part to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus to our clients, our employees and the broader community. All staff are working remotely, though our services are still available. The WRC remains a safe haven for support, shelter, and counseling services. We encourage all to stay alert and share our resources to neighbors in need. For assistance, contact 401-846-5263 or  Our 24-Hour Hotline is 1-800-494-8100. If you are in imminent danger, call 911.

WRC News

Effective Friday June 26, 2020, Jessica Walsh has been named Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties. For the full press release and to learn more about Walsh, click the button below.

now more than ever the wrc needs your donations

In April, calls to domestic violence helplines and hotlines increased by 40%.

Now more than ever, individuals need our help. We are asking you to help ensure that the WRC has the crucial funds to support survivors, plus meet the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Your support means that our services remain available. A donation in any amount is appreciated by us and those we serve.

24-hour hotline for assistance and shelter 1-800-494-8100
Línea de 24 horas para la asistencia y refugio 1-800-494-8100

2nd Annual Butterfly Ball

Due to current recommendations by the CDC and the State of Rhode Island, and in the interest of the health and safety of our community, the WRC’s 2nd Annual Butterfly Ball will be postponed. We know that this may come as a disappointment, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We look forward to announcing the new date, and hope that you can still join us to support the WRC’s critical work. For additional event information, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Our Mission:

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