2007-09-27 / Upcoming Events

Help fill needs at food pantry

Victims of domestic violence, served by the Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties, are in need of items to stock the food pantry.

Requests for Food Pantry assistance have been high in recent months and help is needed from community members in Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown, Bristol, Warren and Barrington.

Dry or canned goods, and especially baby care items, like diapers, and personal hygiene and feminine care items are much needed. If anyone would rather help by making a contribution to the Women's Resource Center, cash donations can be used to purchase gift cards at local supermarkets to help an individual or family. Please bring donations to the Women's Resource Center's Newport location at 114 Touro Street, or the Warren location at 624 Main St.

The Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties is one of the six member agencies of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We provide comprehensive services to women, children and families affected by the emotional, financial, and legal impacts of domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center provides an emergency shelter/safe house, a 24-hour hotline, legal services and court advocacy, counseling, children's programs, prevention education and other services at two locations. For help with domestic violence issues around the clock, call the hotline at 847-2533. For more information on supporting the work of the Women's Resource Center, contact Wanda Jean Lord, director of development, at 846-5263, ext. 116.

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