The Providence Journal: Advocates push lawmakers to restore millions in lost crime victim funds

The Providence Journal: Advocates push lawmakers to restore millions in lost crime victim funds

Katie Mulvaney, a reporter from The Providence Journal, wrote about the devastating impact massive VOCA cuts will have on our victim service work. Click the link below to read more about this funding crisis and our efforts to find relief through House Resolution 8320.

Rhode Island Current: Advocates fear impact of cuts to crime victims services, call on lawmakers for help

Rhode Island Current: Advocates fear impact of cuts to crime victims services, call on lawmakers for help

“It’s never too late for the state of Rhode Island to step up,” said Sojourner House Executive Director, Vanessa Volz, in conversation with the Rhode Island Current. “This (massive funding cuts to the Victims of Crime Act) will have a devastating effect on organizations that provide service to victims — everything from emergency shelter to…

Ocean State Stories: Federal reductions endanger programs for victims of domestic violence

Ocean State Stories: Federal reductions endanger programs for victims of domestic violence

More than 30 Rhode Island victim service providers rely on funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to support their programs. Now this funding has been reduced by 40% nationwide, and our community is facing devastating cuts to care. Sojourner House President and CEO, Vanessa Volz, spoke with Ocean State Stories about the impact…

Turn to 10: Severe funding cuts threaten services for crime victims in Rhode Island

Turn to 10: Severe funding cuts threaten services for crime victims in Rhode Island

Many thanks to Erin Coogan from NBC 10 WJAR for highlighting the massive funding cuts that victim service providers are facing nationwide. Click the link below to watch the segment and hear Sojourner House’s President and CEO, Vanessa Volz, discuss the impact these cuts will have on our community.

Rhode Island Monthly: Local Rom-Com Authors to Talk Love and Dating at Panel Discussion with Sojourner House

Rhode Island Monthly: Local Rom-Com Authors to Talk Love and Dating at Panel Discussion with Sojourner House

On Thursday, April 25th Sojourner House partnered with Barnes & Noble in Warwick to host an event called, “The Power of the Rom-Com.” During the event, five fabulous romance novelists (Jenny L. Howe, Tori Anne Martin, Chelsea Curto, Caroline Linden, and Riss Neilson) joined us in a conversation about the power romance novels have to…

The Providence Journal: Celebrate 4 incredible RI women chefs and help the Sojourner House

The Providence Journal: Celebrate 4 incredible RI women chefs and help the Sojourner House

On Friday, March 8, 2024, Newport Restaurant Group hosted their second annual International Women’s Day Wine Dinner at Avvio Ristorante. They generously donated a percentage of proceeds from this intimate evening to Sojourner House. Guests enjoyed a 4-course dinner that featured creations from Chef Kat Caine from Avvio, Chef Jennifer Backman from Waterman Grille, Chef…

Ocean State Stories: Q&A with Kate Bramson

Ocean State Stories: Q&A with Kate Bramson

On February 9, 2024, Salve Regina published a Q&A with Kate Bramson, Sojourner House’s new Deputy Executive Director, as part of their Ocean State Stories series. The interview examines Sojourner House’s nearly 50-year history (highlighting key milestones that brought the agency from a part time volunteer hotline to a comprehensive victim services provider) and explores…

ConvergenceRI: The courage to speak the truth about domestic violence

ConvergenceRI: The courage to speak the truth about domestic violence

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Sojourner House as we welcomed Kate Bramson as our new Deputy Executive Director! Kate comes to this role with a wealth of diverse experience, having worked as a journalist at The Providence Journal for over fifteen years (covering breaking news, economic development, education, and government), as the Director…