Places that Help: Rhode Island
Updated: November 21, 2020
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center provides services to victims of domestic violence in the Blackstone Valley area. Offering comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence such as a 24-hr helpline, residential program, support groups, court advocacy, law enforcement advocacy and community education on the issue of domestic violence. Through the Latino Advocacy Program victims of domestic violence (men and women) receive services and assistance to ensure their voices are heard during the criminal process; regardless of their immigration status, cultural, and language barriers. Bilingual interpretation services available.
Crossroads Rhode Island
Crossroads Rhode Island’s Domestic Violence Program provides specialized, trauma-informed services to address the unique needs of domestic violence survivors helping the victims find safe, secure and stable housing. Additional services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, advocacy, support groups, and children’s enrichment programs.
Day One specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault. Providing treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to victims of sexual violence of all ages. Services include: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, law enforcement advocacy programs, individual and group counseling.
Department of Children, Youth and Families - FCCP's
The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) through its Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP) program offers a prevention-focused network of providers and resources that will partner with families to raise healthy children in a safe, caring environment. FCCP provides services and supports children, youth and families not involved with the DCYF.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The RICADV’s network of member agencies provides a wide array of services for victims, including emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at (800) 494-8100. Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM
Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
The Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights investigates claims of discrimination as it pertains to race, color, sex, (including pregnancy), disability, ancestral origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and age, marital and familial status. Provides access to a wide range of agencies in the community that offer services for victims of violence.
Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit
The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit (DV/SA) addresses crimes of violence committed among family and household members throughout the State of Rhode Island. This unit works to ensuring victim safety and offender accountability. Referrals for statewide resources and services available through prosecutors/advocates.
Rhode Island Office of Heathy Aging
25 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Rhode Island Office of Heathy Aging protects older adults (60 years and older) and people with disabilities who are victims of financial and/or physical abuse. Services are extended to those living in a long-term care facility or in their own home.
Sister's Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR)
(401) 467-9940 Ext. 118
SOAR is an organization of Domestic Violence survivors dedicated to lending their voices to change the systems that oppress women, while educating the community about the dynamics of Domestic Violence.
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
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