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.

 We Offer:

  • 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.

Individual counseling:

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.

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24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-494-8100