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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.
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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  Local Resources for Abused Women
RI Victims of Crime Helpline 
800-494-8100 

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

Day One
401-421-4100

Women's Center of Rhode Island (Providence/East Providence)
401-861-2760

Sojourner House
(Providence/North Providence)
401-658-4334

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
401-723-3057

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
(Kent County/Cranston/Johnston/North Providence/Scituate/Foster)
401-738-1700

Domestic Violence Resource Center (Washington County)
401-782-3990

Women's Resource Center of Newport/Bristol Counties
401-846-5263

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
888-774-2900

MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
877-785-2020
 
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