Mission & What We Do

MissionDay One - Mission

Our mission at Day One is to reduce the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence as well as to support and advocate for those affected by it.

Vision

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.