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Sexual Assault
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender
Children/Teen
Elder/Disabled
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Housing
Statewide
National Resources

Sexual Assault:

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
BARCC’s vision is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. All of BARCC’s services are free and confidential for all people ages 12 and older. BARCC serves survivors, their family and friends, and professionals. More information: see website or call 800-841-8371.

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender:

The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
GMDVP supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services. GMDVP serves men in relationships with men, regardless of how they identify. For more information see the website or call 800-832-1901

The Network La Red
The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women's, and transgender communities. The Network/La Red hotline provides confidential support, information, and referrals to LBT partner abuse survivors. For more information see the website or call 617-742-4911

 

Children/Teen:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, service providers, and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous. More information: see the website or call 866-331-9474

Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center
CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that works with children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence. More information: see website or call 617-414–4244.

MGH Revere Adolescent Health Center
The Adolescent Health Center through MGH Revere is a free and confidential place for teens between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one. The staff at the Center provide a wide range of services related to family planning counseling and education. For more information call 781-485-6429

That’s Not Cool
This website was created to raise awareness about digital dating abuse. The site includes information, online discussions, and videos geared towards teens.

Maria Talks
This website provides information on a broad range of sexual health issues related to emergency contraception. The goal is to provide youth with information, support, and make appropriate statewide referrals.  For more information see the website or call 877-627-3933  

 

Elder/Disabled:

The Elder Abuse Hotline
Elder abuse reports may be made to the appropriate designated Protective Services agency or the statewide Elder Abuse Hotline, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Typically, elder abuse reports are made to Protective Services agencies during normal business hours and to the Hotline during after-hours periods, on weekends and holidays. Hotline: 800-922-2275 or general information on the website..

Disabled Persons Protection Commission
DPPC is an independent state agency whose role is to investigate and remediate cases of abuse in the Commonwealth. DPPC’s mission is to protect adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation, oversight, public awareness and prevention. Hotlne: 800-426-9009 or general information on the website.

SAGE Boston
SAGE is a multidisciplinary collaboration that strives to improve how programs in the Boston area respond to women over the age of 60 who are being abused by someone they love. For more information e-mail: sagecoordinator@gmail.com or call 617-534-2380

 

Legal:

The Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts
The Women’s Bar provides pro bono services to those victims of domestic violence who qualify for services. Learn more: see the website or call 617-973-6666

Standing Strong Women’s Bar Legal Guide
This Guide produced by the Women’s Bar Foundation provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding domestic violence and the legal system. It also includes tools and legal resources for the state of Massachusetts.

Greater Boston Legal Services
GBLS provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns. The help GBLS offers ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on the needs of the client.  More information at the website or by calling 617-371-1234.

 

Housing:

Housing Rights
New Housing Rights in Massachusetts for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
DTA provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in order to meet their basic needs, increase their incomes, and improve their quality of life. More information at the website or by calling 617-348-8500.

DTA Domestic Violence Unit
Each area office has a Domestic Violence Specialist assigned to assist with cases involving domestic violence.

 

Statewide:

Massachusetts SAFELINK Hotline
Safelink is Massachusetts’ statewide, toll-free domestic violence hotline. Safelink is accessible 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available to assist survivors in need of emergency shelter across the state. Learn more at the website or by calling 877-785-2020.

Jane Doe, Inc.
Jane Doe, Inc. is the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Jane Doe’s membership is currently comprised of nearly 60 community-based sexual assault and domestic violence service and advocacy programs in Massachusetts. Find a program in your area and statewide information on this website. Learn more at the website or by calling 617-248-0922.

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
MOVA is an independent state agency that provides innovative victim advocacy through outreach and education, policy and program development, direct service, legislative advocacy, and grants management. More information at the website or 617-727-5200.

Victim’s Compensation
The Victim Compensation Division of the Attorney General’s Office provides financial assistance to eligible victims of violent crime for uninsured medical and dental care, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, and loss of income or financial support as a result of crime-related injury. Learn more at the website or by calling 617-727-2200.

 

National Resources:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
NDVH is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families. The hotline number is 800-799-7233 (SAFE).

Futures without Violence (Formerly The Family Violence Prevention Fund)
Futures without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. See the website or call 617-262-5900 to learn more.

National Centers for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The Resource Center provides a variety of services including Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse. To learn more see the website or call 800-FYI-CALL.

 

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