Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Sojourner House Advocacy and Resource Center

386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

(401) 861-6191

http://www.sojournerRI.org

Description:

Provides transitional housing, shelter and resident advocacy services for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Offers a hotline for support or information and referral to current or former victims of domestic violence. Weekly support groups. Non-resident advocacy services available for women/men/children (including assistance with the legal system). Drop-in services available in Providence. Teen violence prevention and education programs for the classroom, community, and workplace. Teen dating violence program, child advocacy, lesbian/gay advocacy program, and Latina advocacy program serves. Sojourner House s a member agency of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Emergency Shelter "Safe House"
4 bedrooms; occupancy of 9 to 11 people
One (1) handicapped accessible room

Services available:
All services are voluntary
Some staff is bilingual, English/Spanish - translation/interpretation available
Provide referrals to educational, vocational, and employment resources
Advocates meet individually with residents to establish goals
Provide child advocacy
Weekly support groups both in-house and community based
HIV testing

Meals:
Residents are responsible for their own family's food-kitchen and storage space is provided
Food assistance available if needed

Important Policies:
Location of shelter is confidential, residents are expected to maintain confidentiality
The building alarm is set from 10:00PM-6:00AM (residents are expected to be in house during these hours)
A maximum of 2 nights out/month, except in emergencies
No time limit as long as working on goals of permanent housing and following all shelter rules
Residents are responsible for their own medications-lockers are available; residents will have to lock up medications
Smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas
A harm reduction model is used-sobriety is not required, however residents are expected to respect peers in recovery
Bedrooms and common areas are shared
There may be a possibility teenage boys are housed
For transitional housing program information, contact Kelly Henry at 401-765-3232 or email khenry@sojournerri.org

Primary Services:

  • Domestic Violence Hotlines  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Shelters  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

  • Drop In Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Work Clothing  [Show Definition Details]

General Information

Hours:

24/7
The building alarm is set from 10:00PM-6:00AM (residents are expected to be in house during these hours)

Intake Process:

Available 24 hours/7 days a week
First contact by phone

Program Fees:

No Fees

Languages:

Spanish

Eligibility:

18+ women, single or with children
Young male children up to age 18; emergency community housing available for men
Domestic violence victims

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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