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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 dependant 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 knowledgable 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

Progreso Latino
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

Diocese of Providence
Office of Community Services and Advocacy
One Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
645 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

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