Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP)

What is the Family Violence Option Advocacy Program?

The Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP) assists Department of Human Services (DHS) clients who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. The FVOAP works with the DHS, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV), RI Works (RI’s cash assistance program), and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Through the FVOAP program, clients may be able to obtain a waiver from certain requirements of the RI Works program or Child Care Assistance Program.

The FVOAP also provides victims/survivors with other kinds of assistance such as immediate crisis counseling and safety planning. They can also connect you with your local domestic violence agency and provide referrals to help you obtain orders for protection, legal services, housing assistance, basic needs assistance, emergency shelter, counseling and support group referrals and assistance from other various programs and services throughout the state.