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 firstname.lastname@example.org Our 24-Hour Hotline is 1-800-494-8100. If you are in imminent danger, call 911.
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.
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.
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In the Press
Former “Man Who Makes a Difference” Leads “Shop With a Cop” (turnto10.com, Dec. 2018)
Hometown Hero: Zoe Petrovas (WPRI.com, Dec. 2018)
Women’s Resource Center receives grant to improve health in Newport neighborhoods (Newportri.com, Nov. 2018)
Father Malm honored as a Hero of the Faith (Rhode Island Catholic, Nov. 2018)
Grants Seek to Improve Health In Several Rhode Island Towns (The Kent County Times, Nov. 2018)
Community Foundation Update (Philanthropy News Digest, Oct. 2018)
West Warwick Thundermist, HEZ Accept RI Foundation Grant (The Kent County Times, Nov. 2018)
Local Angle: A Community Foundation Making a Big Push for Health Equity in a Small State (Inside Philanthropy, Nov. 2018)
South County Health wins $600,000 for local services (Narragansett Patch, Nov. 2018)
Eyes on the prize: 2018 health equity summit draws 750 (Convergence, Sept. 2018)
Pathway to Hope ( Newport This Week, July, 2018)
Podcast: A Conversation with Gregory Thompson, Women’s Resource Center (What’s Up Newp, May 2018)
Letter to the Editor: Domestic Violence & Gun Control (Bristol Patch; Nov. ’17)
Domestic Violence Demands Gun Control Legislation (Cranston Herald; Nov. ’17)
Domestic Violence Demands Legislation to Limit Guns ( The Providence Journal; Nov. ’17)