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The RICADV’s network of member agencies provides 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.

The four full member agencies of the RICADV are:

Full Member Agencies
  • RICADV Full Member Agencies

  • Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

    Blackstone Valley Advocacy CenterBlackstone Valley Advocacy Center

    401-723-3057 – Hotline & Business

    P.O. Box 5643, Pawtucket, R.I. 02862

    Serving: Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket, Providence, Woonsocket and the northern R.I. community.

    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 CountyDomestic Violence Resource Center of South County logo

    401-782-3990 – Hotline

    401-782-3995  Business

    61 Main Street, Wakefield, R.I. 02879

    Serving: Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown and Westerly

    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 CenterElizabeth Buffum Chace Center

    401-738-1700 – Hotline

    401-738-9700 – Business

    P.O. Box 9476, Warwick, R.I. 02889

    821 West Shore Road, Warwick, R.I. 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.

  • Women's Resource Center

    Women's Resource CenterWomen's Resource Center

    401-846-5263 – Business

    114 Touro Street, Newport, R.I. 02840

    624 Main Street, Warren, R.I. 02885

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

    Women's Resource Center (WRC) 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
  • RICADV Affiliate Members

  • Center for Southeast Asians

    Center for Southeast AsiansCenter for Southeast Asians


    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 and is located in South Providence, where there is the highest concentration of Southeast Asian residents.

  • Crossroads Rhode Island

    Crossroads Rhode IslandCrossroads Rhode Island

    401-861-2760 – Helpline

    401-521-2255 – Business

    160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903

    After a three-year affiliation between Crossroads Rhode Island and the Women’s Center of Rhode Island, the two organizations merged in July 2016 to become the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads. The Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads provides integrated services to address the unique needs of domestic violence survivors, as they work to break the cycle of violence and find secure, stable housing. The Domestic Violence Program 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 Rhode Island’s 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.

  • Family Service of Rhode Island

    Family Service of Rhode IslandFamily Service of Rhode Island

    401-519-2280 – Welcome Center (to access all programs; non-emergency)

    401-331-1350 – All other non-emergency calls

    PO Box 6688, Providence, RI 02940

    For other location information, click here.

    Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families, and communities. The mission of FSRI is to improve the overall health and well-being of the communities they serve through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs.

  • McAuley Ministries

    McAuley MinistriesCrossroads Rhode Island


    622 Elmwood Ave.
    P.O. Box 73195
    Providence, RI 02907

    McAuley Ministries, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. Our ministry provides the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health services, emotional support and guidance to the most vulnerable in our community.

    While we minister to the immediate needs of those who seek our help, we also advocate for changes that better address the needs of those we serve while working to create a caring community where people can connect with one another. Through our work, we strive to treat everyone with respect and dignity, and build the self-esteem of those we serve and encourage their self-sufficiency. The core values that guide McAuley Ministries are rooted in charity and justice, as taught by the Gospel.

  • Progreso Latino

    Progreso LatinoProgreso Latino


    626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

    Progreso Latino is a multi-service, non-profit, community-based organization located in Central Falls. The mission of Progreso Latino is to empower Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change. The rapid growth of the Latino population in Rhode Island during the 1970's and the inability of existing state social service agencies to adequately meet the needs of this population led to the incorporation of the agency in 1977. Local Hispanic leaders established the agency to be staffed by bilingual, bicultural individuals in order to address the basic human needs of the Latino community.

  • YWCA Rhode Island

    YWCA Rhode IslandYWCA RI


    514 Blackstone Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

    The mission of YWCA Rhode Island is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA RI empowers youth in girl-centric programs, such as Rosie's Girls STEM skills and the Fantastic Girltastic Code Company™; and builds community among those who work for racial justice at annual Stand Against Racism events. The organization offers statewide programming with campus locations in Central Falls, Providence, and Woonsocket. Program offerings include childcare, health education, GED and life skills for teen parents, physical activity and socialization for the young, adult and teen sports, women's political empowerment, financial literacy, and more. YWCA Rhode Island has long advocated for the health and safety of women and girls, and supports anti-violence policies and programs that protect survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and work to eradicate sexual assault and domestic violence. YWCA Rhode Island provides a variety of services and programs to address violence against women and girls, ranging from advocacy, supportive housing, resiliency programming, education, and coalition building.


How to Become an Affiliate Member

pdfTo view or download the RICADV Affiliate Member Agency application, click here.

Benefits for Affiliate Member Agencies

Affiliate Member Agencies may use the logo and branding of RICADV Affiliate Membership.

Affiliate Member Agency staff and volunteers will receive unlimited registrations to RICADV trainings at no cost.

Affiliate Member Agencies are welcome to attend RICADV Board meetings.

Affiliate Member Agencies may be invited to participate on relevant RICADV committees, such as Residential Directors, Advocates, or Prevention committees.

Affiliate Member Agencies will have the opportunity to provide input to the RICADV’s legislative agenda on an annual basis.

Affiliate Member Agencies are eligible to attend annual or bi-annual meetings of Affiliate Members convened by the RICADV for networking, information sharing, and dissemination of best practices.

Affiliate Member Agencies may have the opportunity to participate in grant proposals that are deemed relevant by the RICADV.

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

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.

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