Support & Counseling
Am I Experiencing Abuse?
Legal Protections and Resources
Support & Counseling
These full member agencies offer counseling services:
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.
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.
Sojourner House provides specialized services for LGBTQ+ victims of abuse.
Sojourner House 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