Day One is leading efforts to address sexual assault as a community concern. We are committed to supporting survivors and increasing prevention.

We provide comprehensive treatment and advocacy services in collaboration with our partners.

Our Approach

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.

We strive to help survivors restore a sense of dignity through their discovery of self-respect and self-worth.

We constantly seek an understanding of cultural competency and specific needs of all populations we serve, enabling us to be responsive to all populations without regards to race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin.

Through collaboration in partnership with other organizations, we forge lasting connections with the community to further advance our mission.

There is hope in our communities coming together as one.

Focused on serving the community in response to any type of sexual assault, we help victims find hope and healing through action. Addressing the issues that are affecting Rhode Island communities with evidence-based practices, we are leading the effort to create positive systemic changes for those at risk.

The path to healing is unique for each individual.

We offer trauma-informed clinical services, designed to provide a safe and comforting place for our clients to begin their journey.


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.


We strive to empower all individuals and communities to take action against stereotypes and cultural norms that tolerate sexual violence.