A proud member of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Who are FVOAP Advocates?
FVOAP advocates work with but are NOT Department of Human Services (DHS) caseworkers.
FVOAP advocates work with the DHS and through the Women’s Resource Center, a domestic violence agency in RI, to provide you with referrals if you are a victim/survivor of domestic violence and to help you with the paperwork necessary to apply for a waiver. FVOAP advocates only make a recommendation to DHS about a waiver; they do not make the final decision. Any questions about eligibility, case processing, resources, income, etc. should be directed to your assigned DHS staff.
If this is an emergency call 911
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24 hour Hotline 1-800-494-8100