Rhode Island Resource Directory

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Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

61 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879

(401) 782-3995



The Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County works toward a future free from violence. They work collaboratively to offer safety, support, advocacy, education and a network of services to residents of Washington County. DVRCSC has a confidential safe home for women who face homelessness as a result of domestic violence. Additional services include a Drop-In Advocacy Center (Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM), Support Groups (Mon 6:30PM & Tue 9:30AM) and One-on-One Counseling by appointment. They offer education and outreach on the subject of healthy relationships, dating violence, cyber stalking and techno-abuse. For more information contact Megan Whelan or Angela Maraudola.

DVRCSC provides a support group in Westerly at 56 Spruce Street. Call the Warm Shelter for more details at (401) 596-9276.

DVRCSC can provide Court Advocates at McGrath Judicial Complex in Wakefield. Women seeking this type of support can call (401) 782-4174 ask to speak to Judy Beatrice.

6 emergency beds
Handicap accessible

Services Available:
Case Management
Housing Search
Crisis intervention (on-site)
Assistance with budgeting; financial empowerment
Referrals available for health, vocational, educational, and employment needs
Individual counseling
Child advocacy
Child counseling

Food supplemented as needed

Important Policies:
Curfew: 9:00PM
Duration of stay reviewed after 30 days
Rent is not required
Medication compliance
Participation in house chores is required
Smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas
Drug/alcohol free environment
Children must be supervised at all times
Meetings with case manager is required
Participation in community support groups required

Primary Services:

  • Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

  • Advocacy  [Show Definition Details]

  • Child Abuse Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Shelters  [Show Definition Details]

  • Domestic Violence Support Groups  [Show Definition Details]

  • Drop In Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Homeless Shelter  [Show Definition Details]

  • Individual Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Intake: Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM
Curfew: 9:00 PM

Intake Process:

Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM
Telephone screening

Program Fees:



Domestic violence victims 18+
Female, single or with children
Will provide emergency shelter for abused men for 3 days
Will accept young male children up to age 18

Handicap Accessible?


Is Shelter?


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