Newport: 401-846-5263 | 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-494-8100 | |

24 Hour Helpline – 1-800-494-8100
Advocacy and support for those seeking assistance and safety from domestic violence and abuse. Referrals offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, collect calls accepted. We do not use caller ID and all our calls are blocked to ensure safety and confidentiality. Call the 24 Hour Helpline at 1-800-494-8100 and chat at


Licensed clinicians provide individual counseling to women and men who have been the victim of domestic violence and children who have witnessed domestic violence. Our dedicated counseling staff are knowledgeable about the dynamics of abuse and that each situation is unique. Many insurances are accepted. We welcome uninsured individuals at no cost. Counseling is offered virtually throughout the state of Rhode Island.  Call 401-585-4097 for more information.

Court Advocates

Systems Advocates provide support and education to domestic violence victims who are navigating aspects of the court system. They will explain your rights as a victim of a crime, the court process and what to expect in court. The Advocate can also convey your wishes to the prosecutors and will be present at the arraignment, pretrial and trial. You can speak to them about the case and ask questions. Safety planning and referral services are also provided. Towns served at Newport Courthouse are Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Jamestown.  Call 401-846-5263 for more information.

Drop-In Center
Services are available for people who are in need of referrals, support, or advocacy.

10:00am – 2:00pm
42 Spring St., Suite 15
Newport, RI

10:00am – 2:00pm
624 Main St.
Warren, RI

In person services are also available by appointment. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.

Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) 
The Law Enforcement Advocate is trained in issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The LEA provides immediate crisis intervention and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in conjunction with your police department and court advocacy program. This advocate can also accompany victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to hospital, if wanted for medical treatment of injuries related to crime. Call 401-846-5263 for more information.

Shelter Services

Housing Advocates provide a safe, confidential shelter for abused women and their children. Men in need of shelter services are referred to local programs. This program empowers victims of domestic abuse to be independent and assists victims to secure affordable housing. Pets are welcome in our housing programs with support from the Potter League Pet Safe Housing. Call 866-236-2474 to speak with an advocate who will be able to assist you.

Transitional Housing

Housing Advocates provide support and services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Transitional housing is designed to serve as a bridge between shelter and more permanent affordable housing. The goals of the program are to assist residents in finding safe and affordable housing, developing and achieving personal goals, developing good parenting skills, and problem-solving skills. Pets are welcome in our housing programs with support from the Potter League Pet Safe Housing. Call 866-236-2474 for more information.

Support Groups
Our free and confidential support groups are for women dealing with current or past domestic violence and/or abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual). Support groups are offered virtually. Call 401-585-4097 or email for more information, additional therapy sessions and to join.