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Full Resource Name:

Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties

114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 846-5263



Operates 24-hour hotline, provides emergency shelter to battered women; advocacy; crisis intervention counseling; support groups; educational programs; children's program; school based programs; information/referral services. Speakers Bureau.

3 Rooms
Up to 10 people
NOT Handicapped accessible
Single (may be shared) and double rooms

Services Available:
Case Management
Spanish speaking staff available
Crisis intervention and support groups
Domestic violence support and education
Transitional housing
Housing search
Child advocacy and children's counseling

Residents are required to prepare their own family's food
Kitchen equipment and storage space available for use
Food assistance available on an emergency basis only

Important Policies:
Curfew: 7:30PM for families/8:00PM for single women
Duration of stay: 30 days with possible extension
Must save 30% of income
Smoking allowed in designated outdoor area; last smoke break 9:00PM
Drug/Alcohol free environment
Children must be supervised at all times by parent
Must follow case plan and shelter policies
Must participate in house chores assigned

Primary Services:

  • Advocacy  [Show Definition Details]

  • Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Hotlines  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Shelters  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Intake: Mon-Fri 9:30AM-7:00PM
Curfew: 7:30PM for families/8:00PM for single women
Last smoke break 9:00PM

Intake Process:

Mon-Fri 9:30AM-7:00PM
Initial telephone pre-screening
In-person interview

COVID-19: Staff is communicating at this time via phone, text, and video to continue to deliver core services and meet client needs.
We are holding phone and video conference meetings with managers, case workers, support staff, team members, and board members to keep the lines of communication open and manage our operations.
Anyone visiting our office locations in Newport or Warren will be directed via signage to call our Domestic Violence Crisis Support and Shelter Hotline phone numbers.
Our website and social media platforms have the support and hotline phone numbers prominently displayed and communicated, and direct anyone in danger to call 911.
We are working with law enforcement and social services in our area to ensure that our referral phone numbers and other ways to contact our key staff are known.
We are monitoring the wellbeing of families living in our shelters to ensure their counseling and support needs are being met.
Here are our phone numbers:
Domestic Violence Crisis Support: 401-846-5263
Shelter Hotline: 1-866-236-2474
If you are unable to talk on the phone, email us at info@wrcnbc.organd someone will be in touch.




Domestic violence or sexual trauma victims
Female 18+ (single or with children)
Must be three (3) months sober
Young males up to 17 years old on a case-by-base basis

Handicap Accessible?


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