Family Violence Option Advocacy Program

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The Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP) assists DHS clients who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. The FVOAP works with the Department of Human Services (DHS), Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV), RI Works (RI’s cash assistance program), and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Through the FVOAP program, clients may be able to obtain a waiver from certain requirements of the RI Works program or Child Care Assistance Program. The FVOAP also assists victims/survivors with safety planning and provides referrals to various programs and services throughout the state.