WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is teaming up with a home security company to help victims of domestic violence feel safer.
The advocacy group has partnered with Warwick-based Alliance Security to offer a free year of home security service to victims moving from a safe home into transitional housing.
“What we found is that clients don’t always feel safe in their home,” said Linda Impagliazzo, Executive Director of Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center In Pawtucket.
The security system goes into the transitional unit where victims live before they move completely on their own.
“It’s something that we’re very proud of. We feel like it is something that is necessary. It’s something that’s gone way too long without being noticed. I know it’s in the news these days but we want to do whatever we can to help,” said Jay Gotra, CEO, Alliance Security.
The first security system was installed two months ago and several have been installed since.