RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REFERRAL LIST (Revised July 2012)

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1 RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REFERRAL LIST (Revised July 2012) **ALL CALLERS ALSO MAY BE REFERRED TO THE STATE S STATEWIDE REFERRAL SERVICE: DIAL ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Affirmative Action: RI Affirmative Action Professionals AIDS/HIV: -AIDS Hotlines: National RI AIDS Care Ocean State AIDS Project RI Family AIDS Center for Treatment & Support Jewish AIDS Task Force , ext. 172 Alcoholism: See Substance Abuse Attorney General: Blind/Visually Impaired: See Disability Business: DBR (Dept. of Business Regulation) Child Abuse/Neglect: -Child Abuse Hotline DCYF (Dept. of Children, Youth and Families) Office of Child Advocate Children s Friend & Service Citizenship Status: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices *Worker Hotline: *Employer Hotline: *See also Immigrant Issues Civil Liberties/Civil Rights: ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of RI Connecticut: CCHRO (CT Comm n on Human Rights & Opportunities) Consumer Issues (Fraud, etc): Attorney General s Office Deaf and Hard of Hearing: See Disability Developmental Disability: See Disability Disability: -Access Issues: Governor s Commission on Disabilities Advocacy: Rhode Island Disability Law Center / TTY

2 -Developmental Disabilities Council (voice/tdd) -Hearing Impaired: Comm n on Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Tel/Video Phone) RI Relay Dial Mental Health: Office of Mental Health Advocate / Ocean State Council on Independent Living , ext. 13 -Visually Impaired IN-SIGHT Diversity/Sensitivity Training: The following organizations maintain referral lists: -RI Affirmative Action Professionals, Jim Vincent RI for Community and Justice, Toby Ayers , ext. 102 Domestic Violence: -RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence *24-hour Helpline: English & Spanish Helpline Sojourner House Drugs: See Substance Abuse Education: Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Employment Discrimination (Federal Law): EEOC (Boston Regional Office) / TTY Employment, Equal Opportunity, State Employees: State EEO Elder Issues: General: RI Division of Elderly Affairs / (TTY) Abuse: DEA Protective Services Unit Environmental: DEM (Dept. of Environmental Management) Ethics: RI Ethics Commission Ethnic/Cultural/Racial Advocacy/Policy: -ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Cambodian Society of RI CHisPA (Center for Hispanic Policy & Advocacy) Hmong United Associations of RI Jewish Federation of Rhode Island (Community Relations Council) Liberian Community Association of RI NAACP (Providence Branch) Progreso Latino RI Association of Chinese Americans RI Indian Council Urban League of RI E-Verify Issues: See Citizenship Status FBI: FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): Dept. of Labor and Training

3 Foster Care: -DCYF (Dept. of Children, Youth and Families) Children s Friend & Service Casey Family Services RI Foster Parent Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues: -GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) GLAD; GLBT Helpline of RI - It Gets Better Project (LGBT youth experiencing harassment) -Marriage Equality RI Trevor Project (crisis intervention/suicide prevention) Lifeline: ; -Youth Pride RI Governor s Office: Hate Crimes: -Attorney General: Tom Palombo, Civil Rights Advocate , ext RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias: Health & Safety, Workplace: Federal: Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) Providence Area Office Boston Regional Office State: RI Dept. of Labor, Workforce Regulation and Safety Health, General: Dept. of Health Hearing Impaired: See Disability Homelessness: -Amos House Crossroads RI Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Rhode Island Housing United Way Urban League of Rhode Island Housing (Federal Law): HUD (Boston Regional Office) / TTY Immigrant Issues: -International Institute of RI Progreso Latino ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) *See also Citizenship Status John Hope Settlement House: Youth, Adult & Family Wellness Center -Family Recreational Center -Child Care Services

4 Labor Issues: Dept. of Labor & Training, Labor Standards Division Landlord/Tenant: -City/Town Hall of residence of caller -Rhode Island Housing RI Housing Resources Commission RI Legal Services Lawyer, Discipline: Supreme Court Lawyer, Referral: RI Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Lead Issues, Housing: -LEAD Action RI Housing Resources Commission Legal Aid: -Public Defender (criminal matters only) RI Legal Services RI Bar Association (General) (Lawyer Referral Service) - Low-Income Advocacy: Economic Progress Institute Massachusetts: MCAD (Mass. Commission Against Discrimination) Mental Health: See Disability Police (Brutality/Other Complaints Against): -Internal Affairs Division of Local Police Dept. -Other: ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division Prisoner Abuse: -ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality State Police: Providence Human Relations Commission: Providence City Hall Public Defender: Sexual Assault: Day One (formerly Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Ctr.) *Victims of Crime Helpline: Sign Language Interpreting: Comm n on Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Tel/Video Phone) State Agencies > Directory: State EEO: State Police: -Hope Valley Barracks

5 -Lincoln Woods Barracks North Scituate Barracks Portsmouth Barracks Wickford Barracks Substance Abuse: -Alcohol & Drug Helpline ALC-DRUG; Drug and Alcohol Treatment Assoc. of RI Al-Anon Ala-Teen , ext. 106 Suicide: -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Samaritans of RI Suicide Prevention Emergency Line (*staffed according to volunteer availability) -Trevor Project (LGBT crisis intervention/suicide prevention) Lifeline: TDI (Temporary Disability Insurance): (voice) Unemployment: Urban League of Rhode Island: Adoption/Foster Care -Advocacy -Education/Training/Employment Services -Health Promotion Programs -Housing/Shelter Programs -Support Services Wage Issues: Dept. of Labor & Training, Labor Standards Division Whistleblowers: Dept. of Labor & Training, Labor Standards Division Women s Issues: RI NOW (Nat l Organization for Women) Worker s Compensation:

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