Sexual misconduct can affect anyone, irrespective of their identity or background. RISD recognizes intersecting minority identities can increase the vulnerabilities of students. RISD’s Equity & Compliance understands that identity can make it more challenging to report misconduct and/or seek help. In an effort to bridge this gap, we have provided a comprehensive list of resources and support.

Local Resource Centers

Day One – The Sexual Assault
and Trauma Resource Center (24/7)
401 421-4100;
800 494-8100
100 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906-4402
Sojourner House – Domestic Violence
Center in RI: Services for men, women,
LGBTQ+ community
401 765-32321570 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02909
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
Domestic Violence advocacy, support
groups and resources. Latine advocacy available.
1 800-494-8100
259 Central Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 
Advocacy and therapeutic services for
survivors of domestic violence.
401 738-1700821 W Shore Road 
Warwick, RI 02889
Fenway Health GLBT Violence Recovery Program 617 927-6250
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence401 467-9940;
1 800-494-8100
641 Bald Hill Rd., Ste. 1
Warwick, RI 02886
YWCA Rhode Island401 769-7450514 Blackstone Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
YWCA South Eastern Massachusetts508 999-325520 S 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Online Resources

Me Too Movement’s Survivor’s SanctuarySurvivor’s Sanctuary is a self guided healing platform that was created to aid survivors in their healing journeys. You are invited to explore your healing through our three healing approaches MIND, BODY and INTEGRATIVE. You are invited to explore healing lessons from each approach in 5-minute, 15-minute and 25-minute suggested time increments. You choose your approach and you choose the experiences you want to engage in. No matter where you go on the site, you will find something that meets your unique needs as a survivor.
Know Your IXa national survivor-run, student driven organization to end campus violence and help students understand and advocate for their rights under Title IX.
It’s On UsThe White House’s Public Service campaign to end campus sexual assaults.
One Love Foundationa national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.
INSITE!INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.
National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual ViolenceNAPIESV was created by API anti-sexual assault advocates to center the experiences of victim/survivors of sexual violence from the Asian & Pacific Islander communities. 
National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual AssaultSCESA was established for Women of Color across the country engaged in the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement. We were founded in sisterhood and flourish through community as we continue to address multiple layers of discrimination faced by Women of Color and Communities of Color.
Institute of Domestic Violence in The African American CommunityIDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.
Saheli BostonThe mission of Saheli is to empower South Asian women and families to lead safe and healthy lives.
National Indigenous Women’s Resource CenterNIWRC is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.
All Survivors ProjectAll Survivors Project (ASP) is an independent, impartial, international organization that conducts research and advocacy and facilitates inter-disciplinary dialogue and learning to improve global responses for every victim/survivor of sexual violence including men and boys in situations of armed conflict and forced displacement.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence ProgramsAVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Network/La RedThe Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.
Youth Pride Inc.YPI’s goals are to meet the unique and ongoing needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression through advocacy, support and empowerment to bring about social change.
TGI Network of RIOur mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. 
The Trevor ProjectWe provide information & support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round.
FaithTrust InstituteFaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.
HEARTHEART Women & Girls promotes sexual health education and sexual violence prevention in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research and training.
JSafeThe Jewish Institute Supporting an Abuse-Free Environment works to promote a Jewish community in which all of its institutions and organizations conduct themselves responsibly and effectively in addressing the wrongs of domestic violence, child abuse and professional improprieties, whenever and by whomever they are perpetrated.
Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence NetworkPADVN welcomes those who promote non-violence in all relationships. This network provides advocacy and resources for the prevention of and healing from societal and domestic violence.
National Resource Center on Domestic ViolenceThis collection addresses some of the problems faced by immigrant women survivors of sexual violence in the United States. Additionally, this collection provides resources and tools for immigrant women and service providers who assist them, such as advocates, lawyers, and medical professionals.
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy ServicesAbused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. They provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.
DeafHopeOur mission at DeafHope is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services.
Resources for U.S. Citizens Victimized AbroadProvided by United Stated Office for Victims of Crime.
Pathways to Safety InternationalPathways to Safety International (Formerly Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center) empowers victims of interpersonal & gender-based violence abroad. Pathways undertakes the global challenge of assisting victims who are enduring extreme suffering in isolated situations where support seems minimal and many obstacles block the path to safety. Services are provided 24/7/365 via technology on a global scale to American victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and forced marriage.
U.S. Consular Assistance to U.S. Crime VictimsThe State Department is committed to assisting U.S. citizens who become victims of crime while abroad. They help overseas through consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems, and domestically through their office of Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States, and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.
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