What is the Safe Families Collaboration Project (SFC Project)

The SFC Project is a partnership between the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center and the Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP). 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 by providing crisis intervention, support and referrals to appropriate services.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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) 528-3502.

Can I get involved if I live outside the Blackstone Valley area?

The program is available statewide.

For More Information on the SFC Project contact:

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
(401) 723-3057

RI Department of Children Youth & Families
(401) 528-3502                                                                                                                                                                                                                               www.dcyf.ri.gov

Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP)

Urban Core:

Family Service of RI
(401) 277-3100
www.familyserviceri.org

Northern Core:

Family Resources Community Action
(401) 766-0900
www.famresri.org


Washington/Kent Core:

South County Community Action
(401) 789-3016
www.sccainc.org


East Bay Core:

Child and Family
Middletown (401) 849-2300
Providence (401) 781-3669
www.childandfamilyri.com

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Sheila

"I came to the shelter because my husband was abusive. While I was there, I learned how to make better choices in my life and I feel good about myself now."

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