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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/Tiverton/Warren

(401) 236-8358
 

Burrillville/Foster/Glocester/Scituate

(401) 568-9494 ext.7
 

Central Falls/Cumberland/Lincoln

(401) 612-4088
 

Charlestown/Hopkinton/Richmond/Westerly

(401) 348-6125
 

Coventry/East Greenwich/West Greenwich

(401) 826-8915
 

Cranston                                                                                              (401) 477-5040
 

East Providence                                                                                  (401) 331-1350 x3142
 

Johnston                                                                                              (401) 757-3139
 

Narragansett/North Kingstown/South Kingstown/Jamestown

(401) 294-3316 x8160
 

Newport/Middletown/Portsmouth

(401) 845-5732
 

North Providence                                                                                (401) 231-4533 x145
 

Pawtucket                                                                                           (401) 727-9100 x783
 

Providence                                                                                          (401) 243-6338
 

Providence 2                                                                                       (401) 243-6334
 

Warwick                                                                                              (401) 468-4372
 

West Warwick                                                                                           (401) 821-4323 x1140
 

Woonsocket/Smithfield/North Smithfield

(401) 766-3628
 

RI State Police                                                                                    (401) 444-1035

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 

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

(401) 729-2000
111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket 

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

Domestic Violence Shelters and Sexual Assault Services in Neighboring States

Massachusetts


Safelink

(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: www.janedoe.org

Connecticut

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

Providence

 

Crossroads RI

(401) 521-2255

Providence

 

Cranston Community Action Partnership (CCAP)

(401) 943-1981

Cranston  

 

Northwest Community Health Services

(401) 568-7661

Pascoag

 

RI HIV/AIDS Hotline

(800) 726-3010

 

Progreso Latino

(401) 728-5920

Central Falls

 

Thundermist Health Center of South County

(401) 783-0523

Wakefield

 

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice

(401) 849-2101

Newport

Youth Pride

(401) 421-5626

Providence

For a comprehensive list of testing sites, please visit www.healthri.gov

Counseling Services

Butler Hospital

(401) 455-6200

Providence

 

Gateway Health Center

Pawtucket

(401) 723-1915 Crisis

(401) 553-1031

Day One

(401) 421-4100                    

Providence 

Counseling for trauma survivors including sexual assault and domestic violence

 

East Bay Community Action Program

Newport

(401) 847-7821 x302

Riverside

(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

Providence

Family Violence Intervention

(401) 941-3200

Cranston

 

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

Pawtucket

 

Jonnycake Center of Westerly                                                             

(401) 377-8069

Bradford

 

Capital City Community Centers                                                

(401) 455-3880

Providence

 

East Bay Community Action Program                                               

Newport                                                                                             

(401) 847-7821

Riverside

(401) 437-1000

 

Family Resources Community Action   

(401) 766-0900

Woonsocket

 

SNAP - Food Stamps

(800) 221-5689

 

Salvation Army

(401) 831-1119

Providence

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)

Cranston

(401) 461-5056

Cranston (Eleanor Slater)

(401) 462-3530

East Bay

(401) 434-4999

Newport

(401) 846-4150

Providence
(401) 942-1450

Providence (North Main)

(401) 808-6278

South County

(401) 789-0934

 

Help.org

www.rehab.help.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

(401) 455-6200

Call for meeting times and locations

 

Phoenix House

(401) 295-0960

Detox

 

The Providence Center / Talbot Treatment Services

(401) 528-0050

Providence

 

Roger Williams

(401) 456-2363

Detox

 

SSTAR

(800) RI-SOBER

Detox

 

Veterans Hospital

(401) 457-3083

Detox

 

Government Agencies

* = Mandatory reporting

Child Abuse*

Child Abuse Hotline/Department of Children, Youth & Families

1-800-RICHILD

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

1-877-744-8463

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. 

www.vinelink.com

 

VINE Crime Victim Advocate

(401) 462-5203

 

Intensive Sex Offender Unit Probation and Parole Victim Advocate

(401) 462-0381

 

Legal Services

CASA

(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

Families

 

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

LGBQ/T 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

Relay

(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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