October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ten million people a year are physically abused by an intimate partner and women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. During the pandemic, there has been an uptick in intimate partner violence. Please call the RI Helpline at 1-800-494-8100 or the National Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-799-7233.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to call DPS or your local police department for help. Visit RICADV
for more information on Active Bystanders, Safety Planning, Resources, Agency Services, and Restraining Orders. If you have any questions or are interested in creating a Safety Plan, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.