“We are saddened to learn of the recent domestic homicide in Woonsocket, a community dear to our hearts that we’ve served for decades. We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones.

Domestic violence affects not just romantic partners, but also families, and is experienced by every gender and every age. In addition to providing safe shelter and housing to women and children, Sojourner House is Rhode Island’s only domestic violence agency with a dedicated shelter for male-identifying and trans-identifying victims.

At Sojourner House, we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in the need for emergency services since the beginning of the pandemic. If you or someone you know is in danger or experiencing abuse, please reach out to us for help. Our advocates are here to help survivors escape abuse, receive services, and rebuild their lives for a safe future. We can be reached confidentially on our 24/7 hotline at 401-765-3232.”

Vanessa Volz, Executive Director, Sojourner House