Guest Author - Jeanette Stingley
Massachusetts Law About Domestic Violence
Gay Menís Domestic Violence Project
955 Massachusetts Ave., PMB 131
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hotline: (800) 832-1901 (24hrs)
Phone: (617) 354-6056
Fax: (617) 354-6072
Services include: safety planning, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and assistance
Department of Social Services
Victim Compensation & Assistance
Domestic Violence Unit
Phone: Phone: 617-727-3171 ext. 551
Domestic Violence Institute
The Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University School of Law is an education, service and research organization dedicated to combating partner abuse.
Jane Doe, Inc. -- Massachusetts Coalition Against DV
14 Beacon Street Suite 507
Boston, MA 02108
Hotline: (877) 785-2020 or (800)223-5001 for Spanish
Phone: (617) 248-0922
Phone: (617) 263-2200
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Help available to English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and German speakers.
Massachusetts Legal Help
MassLegalHelp.org provides information and resources about your legal rights as a MA resident, written in plain English or Spanish.
MOVA (Massachusetts Officer for Victim Assistance)/VWAB (Victim and Witness Assistance Board)
Phone: (617) 727-5200
Fax: (617) 727-6552
Links to statewide resources for domestic violence victims.
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
PO BOX 672 Triborough Station
New York, NY,
Phone: (646) 672-1404 or (800) 342-9908
Fax: (646) 672-0363 or (800) 216-2404
The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is part of a national effort to address the domestic violence needs and concerns of under-served populations. It represents a growing network of Latina and Latino advocates, practitioners, researchers, community activists, and survivors of domestic violence.
Neighborhood Legal Services Inc
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal services (we don't handle criminal matters) to low income and elder residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. Information available on the website is also translated in Khmer, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian.
SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 877-521-2601 (TTY)
Phone: 877-785-2020 (English and Spanish)
SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide domestic violence hotline and is operated by Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston. SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in English, Spanish and TTY. It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages.
The Network for Battered Lesbians & Bisexual Women
PO BOX 6011
Boston, MA 02114
Hotline: 617-423- SAFE (7233)
The Network/La Red offers free services for battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks. They include a Hotline, Safe Home program, Advocacy program, and Organizing/Outreach program. All services are bilingual and wheelchair-- & TTY-accessible.
Massachusetts Coalition Of Battered Women's Service Groups
210 Commercial St., 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02109
New Hope, Inc.
P.O. Box 4100
Attleboro MA 02703
Business #: 508-226-4588 Hotline/Crisis: 508-226-4588 Toll Free #: 617-762-1530
Asian Shelter & Advocacy Project
P.O. Box 120108 Boston MA 02112
Business #: 617-338-2350 Hotline/Crisis: 617-338-2355
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Inc.
P.O. Box 87
Boston MA 02120
Business #: 617-739-6696 Hotline/Crisis: 617-277-3648
Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.
P.O. Box 18019
Boston MA 02118
Business #: 617-521-0100 Toll Free #: (800)992-2600
P.O. Box 919,
Boston MA 02120
Business #: 617-277-4194 Hotline/Crisis:617-566-6881
Domestic Violence Action Program D.V.A.P.
18 Newton St.
Brockton MA 02401
Business #: 508-583-6498 Hotline/Crisis: 508-583-6498 Toll Free #: (800)281-6498
P.O. Box 4206
Brockton MA 02403
Business #: 508-588-2042 Hotline/Crisis: 508-588-2041
P.O. Box 530 Harvard Square Station
Cambridge MA 02238
Business #: 617-354-2676 Hotline/Crisis: 617-661-7203
Harbor Me, Inc.
P.O. Box 505634
Chelsea MA 02150
Business #: 617-884-8974 Hotline/Crisis: 617-889-2111
Our Sister's Place
P.O. Box 4236
Fall River MA 02723
Business #: 508-677-0224 Hotline/Crisis: 508-677-0224
Stanley Street Treatment and Resources
386 Stanley Street
Fall River MA 02720
Business #: 508-679-5222 Hotline/Crisis: 508-675-0087
Battered Women's Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 2503
Fitchburg MA 01420
Business #: 508-342-2919 Hotline/Crisis: 508-630-1031 Toll Free #: (508)368-1311
Women's Protective Services/WIN Haven Shelter
63 Fountain St.
Framingham MA 01701
Business #: 508-820-0834 Hotline/Crisis: 508-626-8686
New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, Inc.
10 Park Street
Greenfield MA 01301
Business #: 413-772-0871 Hotline/Crisis: 413-772-0806
P.O. Box 6099
Holyoke MA 01041
Business #: 413-538-9717 Hotline/Crisis: 413-536-1628
Independence House, Inc.
22 Main Street
Hyannis MA 02601
Business #: 617-771-6507
Elizabeth Stone House, Inc.
P.O. Box 59
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Business #: 617-522-3417 Hotline/Crisis: 522-3417
Finex House, Inc.
P.O. Box 1154
Jamaica MA 02130
Business #: 617-436-0831 Hotline/Crisis: 617-288-1057
Services Against Family Violence
P.O. Box 164
Maiden MA 02148
Business #: 617-324-2221 Hotline/Crisis: 617-324-2221
Women's Crisis Ctr. of Greater Newburyport
8 Prince Place
Newburyport MA 01950
Business #: 508-465-2155 Hotline/Crisis: 508-465-2155
Women's Services of Western Mass., Inc.
146 First Street
Pittsfield MA 01201
Business #: 413-499-2425 Hotline/Crisis: 443-0089
South Shore Women's Center, Inc.
225 Water Street, Suite 412
Plymouth MA 02360
Business #: 508-746-2664 Hotline/Crisis: 508-746-2664
P.O. Box 919
Roxbury MA 02120
Business #: 617-277-4194 Hotline/Crisis: 617-566-6881
Help for Abused Women and Their Children (HAWC)
27 Congress St.
Salem MA 01970
Business #: 508-744-8552 Hotline/Crisis: 508-744-6841
YWCA ARCH Program Abuse and Rape Crisis Hotline
P.O. Box 80632
Springfield MA 01138
Business #: 413-733-1588 Hotline/Crisis: 413-733-7100
The Support Committee for Battered Women
P.O. Box 24
Waltham MA 02254
Business #: 617-891-0724 Toll Free #: (800)899-4000
YWCA New Beginnings
P.O. Box 1835
Westfield MA 01086
Business #: 413-562-5739 Hotline/Crisis: 413-562-1920 Toll Free #: (800)479-6245
Daybreak Resources for Women & Children, Inc.
945 Main St.
P.O. Box 925
Worcester MA 01610
Business #: 508-755-5371 Hotline/Crisis 508-755-9030