These full member agencies offer counseling services:

All defendants convicted of a domestic violence crime must undergo a Batterers Intervention Program.

Sexual Assault Counseling

Day One, Rhode Island’s sexual assault and trauma center, offers specialized services for victims of sexual assault, including treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages. For more information, visit Day One online, or call the Helpline at 1-800-494-8100.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center provides individual and group counseling services to victims of sexual assault free of charge. Individual counseling is available to victims ages 13 an up. For more information, visit Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center online or call 401-738-1700.

Sexual Health Advocacy

Rapid HIV Testing & Sexual Health Counseling

Sexual health and fulfillment are important factors in the overall healing process for survivors of abuse.

Sojourner House offers rapid HIV testing services, and their advocates also provide guidance, in both individual and group settings, in all matters related to sexual health and sexuality.

Sojourner House services are free, private, and confidential. Call 401-861-6191 for more information.

To learn more about how HIV connects to domestic violence, read this brief report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women

Services for Elders

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, a member agency of the RICADV, provides specialized services for seniors who are victims of abuse, including free individual and group support, assistance at court and help with assessing your situation and identifying resources that can help.

Call the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center at 401-738-1700 for more information.

Please Note: Rhode Island law requires any person who has reasonable cause to believe that an elderly person has been abused to report it to the Office of Healthy Aging. To make a report, call 401-462-0555.

Teen Resources

For teen resources and information please visit the RICADV Teen Center.

Local Help

The RI Helpline: 800-494-8100 offers 24-Hour Support! It’s confidential, and every question is a good question.

The RICADV’s member agencies are organizations in Rhode Island that provide confidential emergency and support services to victims of dating violence.  

National Help

Visit for info and resources or to chat with a peer advocate online. You can also call 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522.

The 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 is another great resource, which provides support and hope to victims of dating violence and their friends and family members. Learn more at Live chat is available.

LGBTQ+ Resources

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey states that lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience intimate partner and sexual violence at rates that are the same as or higher than those experienced by heterosexuals.

Women’s Resource Center has an LGBTQ+ Advocate, Elizabeth Gallagher. Pronouns:  (She/her/hers)

  • LGBTQ+ Walk-in hours program will be officially starting May 3, 2024.
  • Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday. PO Box 3204, Newport, RI 02840 | 624 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885. Office: (401) 846-5263 | Direct: (401) 648-9870 | Fax: (401) 848-0910

Sojourner House provides specialized services for LGBTQ+ victims of abuse. Their services are free, private, and confidential. Call 401-861-6191 and visit their website for more information.

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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