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The RICADV’s network of member agencies provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Full Member Agencies are organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence and provide victim services. Affiliate Member Agencies are organizations whose work includes some programming to address or prevent domestic violence.

Member agency services include 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling, and assistance with the legal system.


Full Member Agencies of the RICADV:


Affiliate Member Agencies of the RICADV:


Learn more about each agency below.

Full Member Agencies

  • Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

    Blackstone Valley Advocacy CenterBVAC Logo

    401-723-3057 – Hotline & Business

    P.O. Box 5643, Pawtucket, RI 02862

    Serving: Albion, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Manville, and Pawtucket

    Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center has been providing services to victims of domestic violence in the Blackstone Valley area for over two decades. It is their voices, their struggles and their experiences which guide the Center's work. Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and to provide education and awareness on the issue of domestic violence.

  • Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

    Domestic Violence Resource Center of South CountyDVRCSC Logo

    1-866-782-3990 – Hotline

    401-782-3995  Business

    61 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

    Serving: Ashaway, Block Island, Bradford, Carolina, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hope, Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Kenyon, Kingston, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Peace Dale, Rockville, Saunderstown, Shannock, Slatersville, Slocum, South Kingstown, Wakefield, West Kingston, Westerly, and Wyoming

    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.

  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

    Elizabeth Buffum Chace CenterEBC Logo

    401-738-1700 – Hotline

    401-738-9700 – Business

    P.O. Box 9476, Warwick, RI 02889

    821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889 (Drop In Center)

    Serving: Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Foster, Johnston, North Providence, Scituate, Warwick, West Greenwich, and West Warwick

    The mission of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is to end the perpetration and societal tolerance of interpersonal violence, including all forms of domestic and sexual abuse, and, until that is achieved, to provide comprehensive services to victims and education in the community.

  • Sojourner House

    Sojourner HouseSojourner logo transparent forweb

    401-658-4334 and 401-765-3232 – Hotline/Safe House

    401-647-1514 – Northern RI Hotline

    401-861-6191 – Business / Drop In Center

    386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

    Serving: Burrillville, Centerdale, Chepachet, Clayville, Fiskeville, Fortsdale, Foster, Glendale, Greenville, Harmony, Mapleville, Harrisville, North Scituate, North Smithfield, Pascoag, Providence, Scituate, and Woonsocket

    Sojourner House is a nonprofit domestic violence organization founded in 1976 by Brown University students. During the past 35 years, Sojourner House has grown from a part-time, all-volunteer hotline into a provider of comprehensive services available 7 days a week to victims of abuse. Their current programs include Providence's only drop-in advocacy center, a teen dating violence prevention program, a residential program that includes an emergency shelter and transitional housing, an HIV education and testing program, and an immigration advocacy program.

  • Women's Resource Center

    Women's Resource CenterWRC Logo

    1-866-236-2474 – Shelter

    401-846-5263 – Business

    401-247-2070 – Bristol
    401-423-9649 – Jamestown
    401-635-2548 – Little Compton
    401-847-2533 – Newport

    114 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840

    Serving: Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown

    Women's Resource Center (WRC) of Newport and Bristol Counties was founded in 1977 to provide comprehensive domestic violence intervention and prevention services that educate, advocate for, and shelter any individual in need of assistance. Each year, WRC helps women, children, families, men and the elderly obtain the services they need to secure their physical, mental, emotional and financial safety from domestic abuse.

Affiliate Member Agencies

  • Center for Southeast Asians

    Center for Southeast Asians
    Center for Southeast Asians

    401-274-8811

    270 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

    The mission of the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) is to promote the prosperity, heritage, and leadership of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island. CSEA is the only organization comprehensively serving the needs of approximately 20,000 Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees living in Rhode Island. The organization was formed in 1987, when the four mutual assistance associations serving Rhode Island’s Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese communities joined together to better serve the state's Southeast Asian population. Incorporated in 1988, CSEA provides a wide variety of services, with an office in our own building in South Providence where there is  the highest concentration of Southeast Asian residents.

  • Crossroads RI, Domestic Violence Program

    Crossroads RI, Domestic Violence Program
    Crossroads RI Domestic Violence Program

    401-861-2760 – Hotline

    401-861-2761 – Business

    160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903

    The Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads RI 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' 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. Since 1894, Crossroads Rhode Island (originally Travelers Aid of Rhode Island) has been serving some of the most vulnerable people in our state. Today, Crossroads is the largest homeless services organization in Rhode Island.

How to Become an Affiliate Member

  • Membership Benefits & Criteria


    Benefits for Affiliate Member Agencies
    • May use the logo and branding of RICADV Affiliate Membership
    • Staff and volunteers receive unlimited registrations to RICADV trainings at no cost.
    • Welcome to attend RICADV Board meetings
    • May be invited to participate on relevant RICADV committees, such as the Residential Directors, Advocates, or Prevention committees
    • Will have the opportunity to provide input to the RICADV’s legislative agenda on an annual basis
    • Eligible to attend annual or biannual meetings of Affiliate Member Agencies convened by the RICADV for networking, information sharing, and dissemination of best practices
    • May have the opportunity to participate in grant proposals that are deemed relevant by the RICADV
    • Will have access to information, technical assistance, and consultation from RICADV staff, subject to RICADV capacity
     
    Affiliate Member Agency Requirements/Responsibilities
    • A portion of the agency’s programming must be focused on domestic violence prevention and/or services.
    • Affiliate Member Agencies are required to have been in existence for a full year since the date that they filed for their 501(c)(3) status, and must demonstrate fiscal viability.
    • Applicants must demonstrate that they are meeting an unmet community need, without duplicating existing services for victims of domestic violence.
    • Applicants must have a letter of support from an existing Full Member Agency.
    • Applicants must demonstrate that their organization’s values align with the vision/values of the RICADV.
    • Affiliate Member Agency annual dues will be set annually by the Board of Directors, on a sliding scale based on the size of the organization and the amount of funding that the RICADV subcontracts to them.1
    • Affiliate Member Agencies must have domestic violence workplace policies as part of their Employee Handbook.
    • Affiliate Member Agencies may be subject to an annual monitoring visit from the RICADV.


    Failure to meet any of the above requirements may subject the Agency to revocation of their membership by the Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final.


    Note: The RICADV will “grandfather” Crossroads Rhode Island as a subcontractor for existing VOCA, FVPSA, STOP VAWA, and DHS funds. New Affiliate Member Agencies will not be entitled to these existing funds unless directives from the funders drive changes in the allocation formulas.


    1
    Current Affiliate Member Agency dues range from $250 to $2,500 based on this criteria.

  • Application

    pdfClick here to download the Affiliate Membership application.

    Please send your completed application and additional materials to:
    RICADV
    422 Post Road
    Warwick, RI 02888

    You may also submit the materials electronically by emailing them to Deborah DeBare, Executive Director, debare@ricadv.org.

    If you have any questions, please contact Deborah DeBare at 401-467-9940 or debare@ricadv.org.