Immigration Help for Victims

Immigration Help for Victims

Immigration Help for Victims

If you are undocumented and have been a victim of domestic violence, or if you are a victim of domestic violence whose immigration status is dependant on your abuser, there may be protections in the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that can help you stay in the country safely.  

Because of the complexities of immigration law, it is important to get help from a knowledgeable and trustworthy source.

The following agencies in Rhode Island are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. The first on the list, Sojourner House, also offers other domestic violence services and supports, including shelter.

Sojourner House

386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Progresso Latino

626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

Diocese of Providence

Office of Community Services and Advocacy
One Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

645 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Helpline Available 24/7

The confidential statewide Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-494-8100 or using the online chat here. The Helpline is for all victims of violent crime, including domestic and dating abuse, and those looking for more information to help a victim of violence

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