How an abuser can discover your internet activities: if you worry that someone might see where you've been on the internet, or might read your email, please read this information.
in case of emergency: 911
for help 24 hours a day:
1. for referrals (more information) Victims of Crime Helpline within Rhode Island 1-800 - 494-8100
for referrals and information outside Rhode Island - National Helpline: 1-800-799-7233
English and Spanish, AT&T language line also available
2. for the language line (people who speak languages other than English, call the Blackstone Valley Shelter: 723-3057; no fee.
internet: National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.ndvh.org/
A list of batterer intervention programs here.
sexual assualt: (401) 421-4100, ext. 141
court advocacy (401) 822-6680
in Providence, call 272-3121, ask for the domestic violence unit; call about a complaint, to report an assualt, or [verbal] threat -- anything that puts you in fear - ( of a boyfriend, roommate, husband or other person living with you) - but the numbers above (for Providence) are probably more useful.
If the people on the phone understand your language, they will contact the language line
[Police say they don't check the immigration status of the complainant - the person who makes the complaint]
To report abuse of children: 1-800-RI-CHILD [1(800) 742-4453]
[find someone who can help you speak English - there are not always people who speak other langauges on that line]
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) a free, anonymous, computer assisted telephone service that provides offender custody information and notification of changes in offender custody status.
general health referral information
Providence Community Health Centers, Inc. (401) 444-0400-- take most insurance and RIte care; have people who speak Spanish, Cambodian and Laotian
detail of a quilt made by Elizabeth Smith, photographed by Geraldine N. Johnston, within the American Memory collection of the Library of Congress.
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January 2, 2016