The Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP) assists clients of the RI Department of Human Services (DHS) who are victims/survivors of domestic violence.
The FVOAP works with DHS, the RICADV, RIWorks (RI’s cash assistance program), and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Through the FVOAP, clients may be able to obtain a waiver from certain requirements of the RIWorks program or Child Care Assistance Program. The FVOAP also assists victims/survivors with safety planning and provides referrals to various programs and services throughout the state.
For more information about the FVOAP, you can view a brochure in English or Spanish.
Contact an FVOAP advocate:
Providence & Pawtucket DHS*
Work Cell Number: 401-256-3758 or 401-256-3759
Office Number: 401-236-8357 or 401-236-8359
Middletown, Wakefield, & Warwick DHS
Work Cell Number: 401-595-1760
Office Number: 401-236-8342
Work Cell Number: 401-536-4681
Office Number: 401-236-8353
*Bilingual advocates available at these offices