Safe Home program:
the largest domestic violence emergency congregate shelter program in Rhode Island. A 23- bed facility for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families.
Child Advocacy Services:
youth in our shelter and transitional programs receive developmentally appropriate counseling and advocacy with funding from the Children Who Witness allocation through the RICADV.
Transitional Housing program:
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center Transitional Housing Program is designed to support individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Our program aims to provide a safe and secure environment for survivors as they transition to stable independent living. The Transitional Housing program plays a crucial role in the continuum of care for survivors, offering support and education as essential tools for self-sufficiency and violence-free living.
- Housing and utility support for up to 24 months. You can apply for 6 months of added support.
- Advocacy, case management, counseling, and more.
- Ongoing safety planning and equipment for your home.
- Help with transportation, childcare, and household furnishing.
- After-care services for at least 3 months and up to 1 year.
Please contact the agency at 401-723-3057 for assistance.
School Food and Nutrition program:
shelter and transitional clients and their families receive nutrition education and healthy food choices with funding received through the RI Department of Education.
shelter and transitional clients receive individual counseling sessions with a licensed, certified counselor, as needed, and on a voluntary basis. The counselor is funded through a partnership with our sister agency, the Women’s Resource Center, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, through the RICADV.
Life Skills Workshops
weekly sessions offered to shelter and transitional clients on a wide range of topics, including: budgeting, banking, parenting skills, nutrition, self-esteem, trauma, and others, determined by client suggestions.