New England Advocacy Services                                                                                                        Helping to Close the Gap on Victim Services in Rhode Island




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     New England Advocacy Services (NEAS) is a RI 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  We provide service and support to victims of abuse, including domestic violence and sexual assault and fosters social and systemic change through services, resources and advocacy.  NEAS is volunteer operated.

Hours: Monday thru Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     Experienced in:

Court Advocacy
     *   Restraining Orders
     *   Victim Resources
     *   Assisting Attorneys representing victims
     *   Organizing FREE events and donations for victims

    Our goal is to create an environment wherein our clients can make informed choices. We respect the confidentiality of our clients to the greatest extent allowed by law.

     NEAS is not a 24-hour HotLine. If you are a victim in crisis, please contact the following helpline.

                                 24 Hour Hotline


Your NEAS advocate is not a court advocate, but will be with you throughout the case, working cooperatively with law enforcement advocates and court advocates.

No in-house services are provided. All services are provided either in court, at other organizations, by telephone, attorney's offices, hospitals or law enforcement agencies.

                               All services are provided free of charge.

Philosophy Statement
     We believe in the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse, oppression and violence. We oppose all forms of dominance over others.
     We should be accountable to our communities, to victims of abuse from diverse groups and to their children. We believe services should always be accessible to and responsive to victims of abuse from diverse groups, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual preference, or differences in physical ability.

     Since the struggle of victims of abuse is related to the struggle for empowerment, we are committed to maintaining a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere in all aspects of our services, so that open communication, respect, and cooperation will be encouraged among all organizations.

     We believe batterers should be held accountable for their actions. We encourage the participation of all persons or groups who are committed to the struggle to end violence.



                 NEAS does not discriminate against any program participant based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age,
                                                physical or mental 
disability or sexual preference in the delivery of services.

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