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now more than ever the wrc needs your donations

Help Make Every Home a Safe Home

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

Our Mission:

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


In the Press

Domestic violence occurs in every Rhode Island city and town. Survivors share their stories as advocates work for safety and prevention (Ocean State Stories, March 2023)

Island Nonprofits on the Move (Newport This Week, March 2023)

Women’s History Month: Organizations providing significant services, primarily for women (What’s Up Newp, March 2023)

A Meaningful Holiday Gift Guide for R.I. (Boston Globe, November 2022)

Amendments Accepted to North End Plan (Newport This Week, May 2022)

OPINION/LETTERS: Newport zoning changes will support domestic violence survivors (Newport Daily News, May 2022)

Two community health organizations work to address gaps in care for LGBTQ+ community on Aquidneck Island (The Public’s Radio, Oct. 2021)

Mayor Napolitano proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (What’s Up Newp, Oct. 2021)

Spotlight on Giving with the Women’s Resource Center (WADK 1540AM Newport, Oct. 2021)

Domestic Violence Advocates Describe Increased Demand For Support Services During Pandemic (The Public’s Radio and WBUR, May 2021)

Searching for Peace at Home: Newport Art Museum to host a community conversation on domestic violence (What’s Up Newp, March 2021).  Link to Recording: Searching For Peace at Home: Virtual Artist Talk

Former “Man Who Makes a Difference” Leads “Shop With a Cop” (, Dec. 2018)

Hometown Hero: Zoe Petrovas (, Dec. 2018)

Women’s Resource Center receives grant to improve health in Newport neighborhoods (, Nov. 2018)