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Law Enforcement Advocates

Every police department in the state has a Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. 

The Law Enforcement Advocacy project provides a vital and urgently needed service for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. LEAs are non-police personnel who are there to support you and sit in on your statement.


With the assistance of a LEA, victims feel supported and empowered to continue with the rest of the criminal justice process. Additionally, victims have access to services that are specific to their needs and can assist them with the healing process. Victims who feel supported and are receiving services geared towards their needs are more willing to continue with the prosecution of their case, therefore holding more offenders accountable for their actions. 

The Law Enforcement Advocacy project provides victims with emotional support, referrals for services, advocacy and case assistance throughout the criminal justice process. Without information and support, victims often become confused and frustrated with the legal process and may decide not to pursue the case or see no choice but to return to their abuser. 

Barrington, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton and Warren police departments
Advocate desk contact*: (401)-236-8363

*Bilingual in Polish and English

Burrillville, Foster, Glocester and Scituate police departments

Advocate cell contact: (401) 644-4593

Advocate desk contact (located at Burrillville P.D.): (401) 710-9663

Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln and Pawtucket police departments
Advocate* cell contact: (401) 401-612-4088

Advocate* desk contact (located at Pawtucket P.D.): (401) 727-9100, x783
*Bilingual in Spanish and English

Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond and Westerly police departments
Advocate desk contact: (401) 782-4174

Coventry, East Greenwich and West Greenwich police departments

Advocate cell contact: (401) 345-7034

Advocate desk contact: (401) 826-8915

Cranston Police Department

Advocate desk contact*: (401) 477-5040

Advocate cell contact*: (401) 585-5117

*Bilingual in Spanish and English

Johnston and North Providence police departments
Advocate cell contact: (401) 500-8627

Advocate* desk contact (located at Johnston P.D.): (401) 757-3139

Advocate* desk contact (located at North Providence P.D.): (401) 231-4533 x1145
*Bilingual in Spanish and English

Providence Police Department

Advocate 1 desk contact: (401) 243-6338
Advocate 2 cell contact: (401) 480-0841

Advocate 2 desk contact: (401) 243-6334

Warwick and Woonsocket police departments
Advocate contact: (401) 767-6345

R.I. State Police                                                                                    (401) 444-1035

Family Service of Rhode Island liaison for East Providence Police Department and R.I. State Police
(401) 764-5570*

*Bilingual in Portuguese and English

Office of Victim Services at the R.I. Department of Corrections VINE Crime Victim Advocate

(401) 462-0381

Emergency Rooms

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, medical attention is available at the emergency rooms listed below. Day One provides 24-hour advocate accompaniment for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and hate crime. To request an advocate, speak to emergency room personnel.

Women & Infants Hospital

(401) 274-1100
101 Dudley Street, Providence 

Rhode Island Hospital

(401) 444-4000
593 Eddy Street, Providence 


Hasbro Children’s Hospital

(401) 444-4000
593 Eddy Street, Providence 


Miriam Hospital

(401) 793-2500
164 Summit Avenue, Providence 

Kent Hospital 

(401) 737-7000
455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick 

Landmark Medical Center

(401) 769-4100
115 Cass Avenue, Woonsocket 

Roger Williams Hospital

(401) 456-2000
825 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence 

South County Hospital

(401) 782-8000
95 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield 

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

(401) 456-3000
200 High Service Avenue, North Providence 

The Westerly Hospital

(401) 596-6000
25 Wells Street, Westerly 

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 dependent 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, is also a member agency of the RICADV and offers other domestic violence services and supports, including shelter.

Sojourner House
386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 861-6191​

Progreso Latino
626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 728-5920

Diocese of Providence
Office of Community Services and Advocacy
One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-7833

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
(401) 461-5940

National Resources for Victims of Crime

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)                                       

(800) 656-HOPE 24-hr                                              


National Sexual Violence Resource Center

(877) 739-3895

Child Help USA                                                                            

(800) 4-A-CHILD 24-hr


Covenant House - For Homeless & Trafficked Youth                 

(800) 388-3888 24-hr             


Family Violence Prevention Fund/Health Resource Center  

(800) 313-1310


Mothers Against Drunk Driving                                                 

(401) 421-0800


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children         

(800) 843-5678


National Center for Victims of Crime                                 

(800) FYI-CALL


National Children's Alliance                                                  

(800) 239-9950


National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information         

(800) 729-6686 24-hr


National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect            

(800) 394-3366


National Domestic Violence Hotline                                            

(800) 799-7233


National Fraud Information Hotline                                      

(800) 876-7060


National Organization for Victim Assistance               

(800) 879-6682


National Resource Center on Domestic Violence                          

(800) 799-7233


Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice   

(800) 363-0441

Nursing Home Abuse

(877) 848-8051

Domestic Violence Shelters and Sexual Assault Services in Neighboring States



(877) 785-2020

Shelter availability statewide


Llamanos-Statewide Spanish Hotline

(800) 223-5001


Jane Doe Inc. 
(617) 248-0922                                                                                      


New Hope

(800) 323-4673  24-hr

Attleboro, MA


Valley Rape Crisis Center

(800) 511-5070  24-hr

Milford, MA


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

(800) 841-8371  24-hr

Cambridge, MA


Womansplace Crisis Center

(508) 588-8255  24-hr

Brockton, MA

Greater New Bedford Women's Center

(888) 839-6636  24-hr helpline

(508) 999-6636 Business

(888) 839-6636 Toll Free

New Bedford, MA (covers Fall River area)

For a comprehensive list of Massachusetts sexual assault and domestic violence agencies, please visit:


Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County

(203) 334-6154

Bridgeport, CT


Women’s Center of Greater Danbury Sexual Assault Crisis Services    (203) 731-5200

Danbury, CT


Hartford YWCA - Sexual Assault Crisis Services

(860) 525-1163

Hartford, CT


Rape Crisis Center of Milford

(203) 874-8712

Milford, CT


YWCA of New Britain - Sexual Assault Crisis Services

(860) 225-4681

New Britain, CT


Sexual Assault Crisis Services of Greater New Haven

(203) 624-2600

New Haven, CT

Rhode Island HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS)

(401) 781-0665



Crossroads RI

(401) 521-2255



Cranston Community Action Partnership (CCAP)

(401) 943-1981



Northwest Community Health Services

(401) 568-7661




(800) 726-3010


Progreso Latino

(401) 728-5920

Central Falls


Thundermist Health Center of South County

(401) 783-0523



Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice

(401) 849-2101


Youth Pride

(401) 421-5626


For a comprehensive list of testing sites, please visit

Counseling Services

Butler Hospital

(401) 455-6200



Gateway Health Center


(401) 723-1915 Crisis

(401) 553-1031

Day One

(401) 421-4100                    


Counseling for trauma survivors including sexual assault and domestic violence


East Bay Community Action Program


(401) 847-7821 x302


(401) 437-1000

East Bay Center

(401) 246-0700  24-hr

Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Warren


Community Care Alliance

(401) 766-0900

Family Service of Rhode Island

(401) 331-1350


Family Violence Intervention

(401) 941-3200



Gateway Community Counseling Center

(800) 274-8701

Central Falls, Pawtucket, Cranston, Foster, Greenville, Glocester, Johnston, North Providence, and Scituate


Kent Center

(401) 732-5656

East Greenwich, Coventry, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick


Mental Health Services of Cranston, Johnston, Northwestern RI

(401) 273-8100 24-hr


Newport Mental Health

(401) 846-1213

Middletown, Jamestown, Little Compton, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton


Northern Rhode Island Mental Health Center

(401) 235-7127

Woonsocket, Burrillville, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, and Smithfield


Providence Center

(401) 276-4000

Providence, RI

(800) 456-0300

(401) 274-7111 24-hr


The Samaritans of Rhode Island

(401) 272-4044

24-hour suicide prevention hotline

(800) 365-4044


South Shore Mental Health

(401) 364-7705

Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Wakefield, Wickford

Women's Resource Center

(401) 846-5263

Newport, Warren

Emergency Funds for Living Expenses

Finding agencies that provide emergency funding can be a challenge, due to the lack of available resources. Some churches, Rotary Clubs, Lion's Clubs, Community Action Programs (CAP), and other community-based organizations may provide some services on a sporadic schedule. 

American Red Cross, RI Chapter

(401) 831-7700

Greater RI Chapter

(800) 842-1122

105 Gano Street

PO Box 2496

Providence, RI 02906


Blackstone Valley Community Action Program     

(401) 723-4520



Jonnycake Center of Westerly                                                             

(401) 377-8069



Capital City Community Centers                                                

(401) 455-3880



East Bay Community Action Program                                               


(401) 847-7821


(401) 437-1000


Family Resources Community Action   

(401) 766-0900



SNAP - Food Stamps

(800) 221-5689


Salvation Army

(401) 831-1119


Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

(800) 439-8860

Call for meeting times and locations


Al-Anon & Alateen

(401) 781-0044

Call for meeting times and locations


Alcohol & Drug Helpline

(800) 622-7422 Non-Crisis

(206) 722-3700 Helpline


CODAC (Methadone maintenance and detoxification)


(401) 461-5056

Cranston (Eleanor Slater)

(401) 462-3530

East Bay

(401) 434-4999


(401) 846-4150

(401) 942-1450

Providence (North Main)

(401) 808-6278

South County

(401) 789-0934

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

(401) 455-6200

Call for meeting times and locations


Phoenix House

(401) 295-0960



The Providence Center / Talbot Treatment Services

(401) 528-0050



Roger Williams

(401) 456-2363




(800) RI-SOBER



Veterans Hospital

(401) 457-3083



Government Agencies

* = Mandatory reporting

Child Abuse*

Child Abuse Hotline/Department of Children, Youth & Families


Child Protective Services:  24-hour support, information, referral


Elder Abuse*

Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs

(800) 322-2880

Protective unit


Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH)

(401) 462-2629

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General

Victim Services Unit

(401) 274-4400 Providence County

(401) 822-6800 Kent County

(401) 782-4150 Washington and Newport Counties

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

(401) 222-2661

Investigates sexual assault cases between landlords & tenants;

will also investigate sexual harassment cases within the workplace

or school

Rhode Island Department of Health

(401) 222-3855

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

Victims can report sexual assaults committed by physicians


Crime Victim Compensation

Crime Victim Compensation Program

(401) 222-2397

Office of the General Treasurer

40 Fountain Street

Providence, RI 02903


Important note: Victims never have to pay for a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit, sometimes called a "Rape Kit" - The Crime Victim Compensation Program covers this cost.

RI Traveler’s Aid Society

(401) 351-6500


It Happened to Alexa Foundation

(716) 754-9105

If a survivor needs to travel out of state to provide testimony during a trial, this organization helps with the costs associated with meals, travel expenses, and accommodations for loved ones who wish to accompany the survivor. 

Office of Victim Services (OVS)

RI Victim Information and Notification Everyday


Anyone who would like to register to receive telephone and/or written notification of any changes in an offender’s custody status can call the above phone number or visit VINELINK to register online.

VINE Victim Advocate & Advocacy Supervisor

(401) 462-0381


Legal Services


(401) 458-3330

Court Appointed Special Advocate


RI Legal Services                                                                    

(401) 274-2652 ext. 145

Domestic Violence Unit

Litigation, negotiations, advice

RI Legal Services (Newport Office)

(401) 846-2264


RI Bar Association

Lawyer referral service

(401) 421-7799

Reduced fee and legal assistance for those with qualifying income

Volunteer Lawyer Program

(800) 339-7758

Free legal services to qualifying low-income Rhode Islanders

Emergency Shelters for People who are Homeless

Amos House

Day calls (401) 272-0220


Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

(401) 723-3057

Women & Children


Crossroads Rhode Island

(401) 521-2255 Helpline

(401 294-7723 x4 North Kingstown Housing


New Hope Emergency Shelter for Pawtucket/Central Falls

(401) 728-8490



Interim House

(401) 831-4570

4 apartments for families (16 beds)


Lucy’s Hearth

(401) 847-2021

Middletown; Women & Children

McKinney Cooperative Shelter

(401) 846-6385

Newport; Men & Women


Urban League Shelter

(401) 861-9112

48 men; opens at 5pm


RI Family Shelter

(401) 739-8584

Warwick; Families


Stopover Services of Newport County

(401) 848-0758

Short-term crisis intervention, short-term shelter placement for teens


Woonsocket Shelter

(401) 767-0866

Woonsocket; Families & Singles

LGBTQ+ Resources

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

(800) 832-1901


GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders)

(617) 426-1350 Boston

Legal Advice and Referrals


Youth Pride Inc.

(401) 421-5626

Support, counseling, social and activity groups, peer education, emergency services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth

Other Resources


(800) 745-6575

For the deaf community


Language Line

(800) 367-9559

Translators in many languages


Hasbro Child Safe Clinic

(401) 444-3996

RI Department of Children, Youth and Families

GLAD Hate Crimes Page

Brown University Department of Public Safety Hate Crimes Page

Providence External Review Authority (PERA)

Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General

Rhode Island Crime Victim Compensation Fund

Family Service of Rhode Island

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