"Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services."
24 Hour Helpline – 1-800-494-8100
Advocacy and support for those seeking assistance and safety from domestic violence and abuse. Referrals offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, collect calls accepted. We do not use caller ID and all our calls are blocked to ensure safety and confidentiality. Call the 24 Hour Helpline at 1-800-494-8100.
Licensed therapists provide individual therapy to women and men who have been victims of adult domestic violence and/or for children who have witnessed. All insurances are accepted. Uninsured individuals are welcomed. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.
Court Advocates provide support and education to domestic violence victims who are navigating all aspects of the court system. This person will support you through the legal process. She/he will explain your rights as a victim of a crime, the court process and what to expect in court. The court advocate can also convey your wishes to the prosecutors and will be present at the arraignment, pretrial and trial. You can speak to her/him about the case and ask questions. She/he can speak to the Judge on your behalf. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.
Hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The drop-in center is located at 114 Touro Street, Newport, RI. Services are available for people who are in need of referrals, support, or advocacy. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.
Emergency Cell Phones
Cell phones are available on loan to current clients at our drop-in center free of charge. These phones are prepaid for a limited number of minutes and can be used to dial 911 and other non-emergency numbers, offering instant access to help in an emergency, to stay in contact with our agency and to call significant contacts such as employer, landlord, doctor's office or children's schools as clients seek to rebuild and improve their lives. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.
Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA)
The Law Enforcement Advocate is trained in issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The LEA provides immediate crisis intervention and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in conjunction with your police department and court advocacy program. This advocate can also accompany victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to hospital, if wanted for medical treatment of injuries related to crime. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.
We provide a safe, confidential shelter for abused women and their children. Shelter is available to men at a different location. This program empowers victims of domestic abuse to be independent and assists victims to secure affordable housing. Call 800-494-8100 to speak with an advocate who will be able to direct you.
Our free and confidential drop-in support groups are for women dealing with current or past domestic violence and/or abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual). Child care is provided at some groups and no registration is necessary. Call 401-846-5263 for specific locations and times.
Nancy Turk Heroux
Given in Memory of Lynn Heufelder Ostiguy, my friend and the woman who made WRC a strong and caring organization! She will be dearly missed by all!