Sojourner House is happy to provide the following list of Rhode Island organizations which can help in securing immediate assistance, legal services, and youth counseling. 

Getting Immediate Assistance

If you are being hurt or threatened, call 911 immediately

If you are a victim of domestic violence, think you might be, or know someone who is (or might be), we encourage you to call us confidentially at 401-658-4334 (24-hrs/day) or at 401-861-6191 (M-F, 9-5). If you decide to call Sojourner House, we have experienced and caring individuals who are always willing to help. 

Your call is totally confidential. We do not use caller identification and we always block our outgoing calls for your safety. If you think you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence but are not sure, this site has many pages that will help you sort it out. Start by clicking on "Check out your relationship" under the Resources tab.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP:

RICADV Agencies:

Sojourner House is a member of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).  RICADV is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and supporting the work of the six member agencies. 

Other domestic violence agencies in Rhode Island include:

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

Women's Center of Rhode Island

Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties

 

Legal Services

FACT: In Rhode Island last year, over 5,000 victims of abuse were assisted by a Court Advocate in District Court.

    For victims domestic violence, restraining orders can be an essential part of a safety plan. In Rhode Island last year, more than 3,000 people asked the District and Family Courts for protection from abuse. The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center manages the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence's Restraining Order Office at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence (401-458-3372). Skilled advocates help victims complete the paperwork needed for court-ordered protection from abuse, accompany them to restraining order request hearings, and provide information, referrals and resources as needed.

    To learn more about court services and your rights, visit the links below:

     

    Youth Counseling and Assistance

    While we can no longer offer child counseling services for clinical support for youth who have witnessed domestic violence,  there are skilled and knowledgeable agencies and therapists in Rhode Island.  For a list, please see below. These counselors and agencies are not formally affiliated with Sojourner House for counseling or any other services.

    Benefits of therapy for children who witnessed include learning how to process emotions in healthy, safe ways, realizing that they are not at fault, and finally experiencing the freedom to explore issues in a safe, consistent environment while making choices that foster responsibility and confidence. Parents can benefit from youth counseling by learning that their child's behavior is typical of children who have witnessed domestic violence, beginning to understand the ways their child's behavior has formed and how it can be helped, and learning the roles and needs of individual children in the family.

    COUNSELORS:

    Community Care Alliance (Formerly NRI)

    Walk-in intake: 181 Cumberland St. Woonsocket M-F 8:30-12; Appointments can be later.

    235-7121

    Need to bring:

    •           Identification

    •           Proof of Rhode Island Residency

    •           Proof of US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident of US for at Least 5 Years

    •           Proof of Income

    •           Proof of Insurance Coverage

     

    Christie Wilson

    Reservoir Ave. Cranston, RI

    440-5553

    Takes Neighborhood, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United

     

    Kathleen O’Rourke

    2893 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886

    523-8968

    Take Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Neighborhood & more; sliding scale possible

     

    Gianna Boulet

    Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties

    624 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885

    289-2022x105

    Takes insurance. Call to see what kind.

     

    Family Resources of RI: The Trauma & Loss Center

    55 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906

    Intake: 401-519-2280

     

    Sarah Torrey

    347 Broadway, Providence

    349-2723

    Takes Blue Cross Blue Shield & United

    *Her specialty is working with infants/young children (under 6 yrs.) with trauma

     

    Sarah O’Brien

    291 Waterman St., Providence, RI

    401-374-2069

    Insurance: Blue cross and Neighborhood

     

    Laurie Lennon

     1 Richmond Square Suite 124C, Providence

     401-415-6002; laurielennon@hotmail.com

    **Only works with adults but knows domestic violence and will work on parenting concerns. **

     

    Spanish speaking:

    Psychological Centers (Annie Cortes is one that speaks Spanish, and there may be others)

    49 Pavilion Ave.

    Providence, RI 02905

    237-3619

    Insurance: Aetna, Magellan Behavioral Health, Tufts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, TRICARE, UBH/United

     

    Margarita Caballero

    Providence, RI

    447-6590

    Insurance: Neighborhood, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts

     

    Emmanuel Matos @ Anchor Counseling Center

    95 Sockanossett Cross Road Suite 201

    Cranston, RI 02920

    *Additional location in Lincoln*

    475-9979

    Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, UBH/United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TRICARE, Neighborhood

     

    Irene Faioes, LMHC

    191 Social Street Suite 430

    Woonsocket, RI 02895

    4287-2613

    Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, UBH/United