April 27, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 10:00PM
a fundraising auction & gala to benefit the Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) serving Newport and Bristol Counties is pleased to present our inaugural Butterfly Ball, a fundraising and auction gala, and we invite you to join us.
Our new event is aptly named because the butterfly has long been used as a symbol of the transformation a domestic violence survivor undergoes to rebuild their life. The WRC empowers survivors and helps them break free from their cocoon, spread their wings, and fly.
The Butterfly Ball is an elegant black-tie fundraising auction and gala to benefit the Women's Resource Center. This signature event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the historic Hotel Viking in Newport, RI. Hundreds of attendees are expected to gather for an evening of cocktails, dinner, music and dancing. Both silent and live auctions will provide an opportunity for attendees to bid on items including vacations, artwork, sports memorabilia, and more. A cash bar and $5 valet parking will be available for our guests.
Who We Are
The Women's Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency whose mission is to lead domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services. For over 40 years, WRC has helped survivors pick up the pieces of their lives and move toward a future that is free from the fear of abuse and violence.
Our community-based work has made a positive difference in the fight against domestic violence. Last year, WRC provided 2,642 free and confidential services to 1,334 survivors in Newport and Bristol Counties alone. WRC helps women, men, children, and families obtain services needed to secure their physical, mental, emotional, and financial safety from domestic violence. We help survivors find a safe haven at our emergency shelter and longer-term transitional housing, navigate the confusing and intimidating legal and court systems, find their voice and work through the emotional trauma from abuse with our counselors, and help to build strong connected communities thereby reducing incidents of domestic violence.
Join with us in supporting survivors in their efforts to break free from the cycle of abuse.