The SFC Project is a partnership between the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center. Together, we are working together to help families and children touched by domestic violence. The purpose of the program is to keep all members of the family safe.
If DCYF is investigating my family because I am a victim of domestic violence, will my children be taken from me?
From the very beginning of the investigative process, DCYF seeks to keep families together through its collaboration with the community resources and extended family. However, in those circumstances where the imminent danger to children cannot be controlled, it may be necessary to seek alternative placement for those children who remain at risk.
How will the program help me?
The SFC Project is a valuable new program that is designed to help families obtain resources and support in the community. DCYF and domestic violence advocates are working together to help you and your children live free from violence.
How do I get involved?
You can call the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center to speak with a domestic violence advocate at (401) 723-3057 or call DCYF Intake Unit for information or voluntary requests for services or referrals at (401) 528-3503.
Can I get involved if I live outside the Blackstone Valley area?
The program is currently specific to the Blackstone Valley area, however, our domestic violence advocate will ensure that you are connected with services in your local area.
For More Information on the SFC Project contact:
Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center (401) 723-3057
Child Protective Services AdminstratorStephanie Terry (401) 528-3573
Chief Casework Supervisor Child Protective ServicesEd Albanese (401) 528-3464
DCYF Intake Unit (401) 528-3503