Full Member Agencies
Full Member Agencies are organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence and provide victim services.
They provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
The four full member agencies of the RICADV are:
Affiliate Member Agencies
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Full Member Agency Information
Serving: Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket, Providence, Woonsocket and the northern R.I. community.
The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. BVAC has been in operation since 1987.
Provision of Services
BVAC will provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence including, but not limited to, the following:
- Emergency shelter
- Transitional housing
- Counseling services
- 24-hour hotline
- Community awareness and prevention programs
- Court advocacy
- Individual and group education on how to function as the head of a household
- Community support groups
- Referrals to appropriate supportive services
- Follow up services
No one will be denied help from BVAC based solely on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age disability, language, religious beliefs, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
- 1-800-494-8100 – Hotline
- 401-723-3057 – Business Line
- P.O. Box 5643, Pawtucket, R.I. 02862
Serving: Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown and Westerly
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRCSC) is a nonprofit agency that works toward a future free of violence and to build a community in which each individual shares the responsibility to create a culture of safety and personal dignity. DVRCSC works collaboratively to offer safety, support, advocacy, education and a network of services to the residents of Washington County and is dedicated to both preventing and responding to domestic violence by working to change the social conditions, beliefs and social actions that perpetuate abuse.
Visit our website for additional information on all of our services: www.dvrcsc.org
- 401-782-3990 – Hotline
- 401-782-3995 – Business
- 61 Main Street, Wakefield, R.I. 02879
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Serving Central Rhode Island, including: Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Foster, Johnston, North Providence, Scituate, Warwick, West Greenwich and West Warwick.
- The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center offers services such as safety planning, court advocacy, law enforcement advocacy, case management, counseling, support groups, and classes in financial literacy and case management.
- The Community Center is open, with COVID-19 precaution guidelines being strictly followed. Masks must be worn inside the building at all times.
- Our services include assistance with basic needs. Please call our hotline at 401-738-1700 for more information.
- If you are in need of shelter services, please call our hotline at 401-738-1700.
- We now provide free clinical counseling for children who witness domestic violence.
- Our court office is operating in Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County courthouse) for those who need help with emergency domestic matters, including filing for a temporary restraining order. We recommend calling beforehand to ensure you’re going to the right location, as jurisdictions vary by city throughout the state. Please call our court office to speak to a court advocate Monday through Friday at 401-822-6680.
- Our domestic violence and sexual assault counseling services may be scheduled in person at our center. We are also offering both domestic violence and sexual assault support groups via Zoom, as well as phone counseling sessions.
- If you are unable to call, you may email us any time and we will respond within 24 hours. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Resource Center
Serving: Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren
Current services being offered are:
- Hotline: 401-846-5263
- Court advocacy
- Law enforcement advocacy
- Support group
- Transitional housing
- Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP)
- Prevention services
- Staff is communicating at this time via phone, text and video to continue to deliver core services and meet client needs.
- We are holding phone and video conference meetings with managers, caseworkers, support staff, team members and board members to keep the lines of communication open and manage our operations.
- Our website and social media platforms have the support and hotline phone numbers prominently displayed and communicated, and direct anyone in danger to call 911.
- We are working with law enforcement and social services in our area to ensure our referral phone numbers and other ways to contact our key staff members are known.
- We are monitoring the wellbeing of families living in our shelters to ensure their counseling and support needs are being met.
- Our Newport office is conducting in-person services. Procedures are as follows:
- Advocates are available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
- We ask all drop-in and restraining order clients to call first to schedule an appointment so staff is able to conduct a health screening prior to entering the office. Same-day appointments are often available. All appointments will be 45 minutes long to allow time afterward to clean and disinfect areas.
- Our waiting areas are not open at this time. We require all visitors to wear face masks and utilize our hand sanitizer before entering the building. An advocate will direct you to our meeting room where there is a plexiglass shield for your safety.
- If you do not feel comfortable entering the office, we have advocates available for resources, support and safety planning over the phone. Additionally, our advocates can assist with filling out restraining order paperwork over the phone.
Affiliate Member Agencies
Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) is open to the community by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with our staff, please call 401-274-8811 and/or our 24-hour line at 401-871-5633.
To assist our community during the COVID-19 crisis, CSEA is offering an array of services. These include:
- Affordable Care Act: Assisting with the enrollment of family members and those with a change in income (loss of a job).
- International Language Bank: 24 hours a day / 7 days per week, fee for service interpretation (in person, over the phone, via Zoom, etc.) and document translation. Please call 401-871-5633.
- Paycheck Protection Program TA: In partnership with Rhode Island Commerce, CSEA provides technical assistance to small businesses throughout the state with eligibility and completing applications.
- Fresh Food Giveaway: In partnership with the Elisha Project, CSEA distributes boxes of food to the community on a weekly basis. Please contact our office for the next food distribution. No questions asked.
Due to the challenging circumstances facing our community, we cannot predict the timeline when we will fully operate. We will wait and monitor the decision from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the governor’s office and the R.I. Department of Health. Our community’s health and wellbeing is our utmost priority.
After a three-year affiliation between Crossroads Rhode Island and the Women’s Center of Rhode Island, the two organizations merged in July 2016 to become the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads. The Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads provides integrated services to address the unique needs of domestic violence survivors, as they work to break the cycle of violence and find secure, stable housing. The Domestic Violence Program is primarily an emergency shelter program with a focus on safety and housing. The shelter provides safety for domestic violence survivors and their children in a confidential location separate from other Crossroads properties. The Domestic Violence Program also includes transitional housing and a 24-hour helpline. Clients have access to Crossroads Rhode Island’s range of services, including basic needs assistance, education and employment services, and intensive case management, while they work to find a secure and stable home.
Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families, and communities. The mission of FSRI is to improve the overall health and well-being of the communities they serve through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs.
- 401-519-2280 – Welcome Center (to access all programs; non-emergency)
- 401-331-1350 – All other non-emergency calls
- PO Box 6688, Providence, RI 02940
622 Elmwood Ave.
P.O. Box 73195
Providence, RI 02907
McAuley Ministries, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministry provides the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health services, emotional support and guidance to the most vulnerable in our community.
While we minister to the immediate needs of those who seek our help, we also advocate for changes that better address the needs of those we serve while working to create a caring community where people can connect with one another. Through our work, we strive to treat everyone with respect and dignity, and build the self-esteem of those we serve and encourage their self-sufficiency. The core values that guide McAuley Ministries are rooted in charity and justice, as taught by the Gospel.
Our AYUDAME/HELP ME Domestic Violence Program provides comprehensive, bilingual, bicultural and trauma-informed direct services and education to Latinx victims of domestic violence, particularly newly arrived immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Please call our office at 401-728-5920 ext. 314 or visit our website for more information about services.
- Housing support services for women
- 24/7 care for 50 of R.I.’s homeless veterans
- Delivery of food, diapers and essential items, as well as emotional support for teen mothers and their young families
- HIKE, a virtual support group for women who are military, paramilitary or first responders and who have experienced trauma as a result of witnessing or experiencing crime or violence
- Online resources and support for at-risk families, youth and children
We are continuing to work with community members to create a just society. We are #OnAMission.