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Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Partner abuse and partner violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a series of events scheduled.

What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence may be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or economic. Such actions (or threats of actions) may frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone.
» Rhode Island Domestic Violence Fact Sheet (PDF)
» National Domestic Violence Fact Sheet (PDF)

Are You Being Abused?
Here are some guidelines to help you determine whether or not you are in an emotionally, physically or sexually abusive relationship.
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Obstacles to Leaving a Violent Relationship
Leaving an abusive relationship is difficult for many reasons. Learn more about the hurdles many women encounter while trying to leave.
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Personalized Safety Plan
Staying safe must be your first consideration. Here are some of the things to think about before you decide it's time to leave.
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Registration for Childbirth and parenting classes
Answers to your most pressing questions
  Local Resources for Abused Women
RI Victims of Crime Helpline 

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
401-467-9940  www.ricadv.org

Day One

Women's Center of Rhode Island (Providence/East Providence)

Sojourner House
(Providence/North Providence)

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
(Kent County/Cranston/Johnston/North Providence/Scituate/Foster)

Domestic Violence Resource Center (Washington County)

Women's Resource Center of Newport/Bristol Counties

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Care New England
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