Mission & What We Do

MissionDay One - Mission

The mission of Day One is to reduce sexual abuse and violence while supporting and advocating for those affected by it.


Day One's vision is to create a community that is free of sexual abuse and violence. We do this through leadership and action that is responsive to the needs of the community.

What We Do

Day One is the only agency in Rhode Island that is specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern. We provide treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages—from preschool children to elder adults. Additionally, we advocate for public policy initiatives and systemic changes that positively impact how Rhode Island families handle sexual abuse cases.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • 24-hour Helpline and legal advocacy
  • Law enforcement advocacy programs
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Professional training sessions
  • Prevention education workshops

From sexual assault on college campuses to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), Day One is addressing the issues that are affecting Rhode Island communities and leading the effort to provide real solutions for both victims and those at risk.


LGBTQ Safe Zone

We are committed to providing a safe place to access help and healing for the LGBTQ community. Day One is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island as an LGBTQ Safe Zone. As a Safe Zone, our agency engages staff in specific training to offer inclusive care.