MASSACHUSETTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTERS
Battered & Abused Women's Help

Massachusetts domestic violence victims come from all walks of life, incomes, social ladders, professions, national origins, cultures, races, ages, genders, disabilities, marital status, veteran status and religions.

SERVICES OFFERED TO VICTIMS/SURVIVORS OF MASSACHUSETTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCLUDE: 24-hour Crisis Hotline, assistance with the judicial process, free transportation, legal referrals, counseling and court advocacy, help on the fight against violence against women, housing assistance, child care, assistance with law enforcement, crisis intervention and short term crisis therapeutics, protection orders, psychological counseling, parenting classes, medical services and referrals, interagency information and referral, employment resources, a safe place for women and children.

There are various forms the ongoing abuse can negatively affect the lives of the abused, like causing depression, low self-esteem, drugs or alcohol abuse, or even worse: suicide. If you or your loved ones are in immediate danger CALL 911 for safety planning and assistance. Also, free or low-cost domestic violence attorneys can help you pursue your legal rights.


Here's a list of Massachusetts domestic violence shelters for women and children:

Department of Social Services Victim Compensation & Assistance Domestic Violence Unit, Phone: 617-727-3171 ext. 551

MOVA (Massachusetts Officer for Victim Assistance)/VWAB (Victim and Witness Assistance Board) Phone: (617) 727-5200 Fax: (617) 727-6552

Safe Link Domestic Violence Hotline Phone: 877-521-2601 (TTY) - 877-785-2020

Women's Resource Center North Adams, MA Phone: (413) 663-9709

New Hope, 140 Park Street Attleboro, MA 02703 Phone: (800) 323-4673

Asian Shelter Advocacy Project, P.O. BOX 120108 Boston, MA 02112 Hotline: (617)338-2355 Phone: (617) 338-2350 - (617)338-2354

Jane Doe, Inc. -- Massachusetts Coalition Against, 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

Rosie's Place, 899 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118 Phone: (617) 442-9322 Fax: (617)442-7825

The Network for Battered Lesbians & Bisexual Women, P.O. BOX 6011 Boston, MA 02114 Hotline: 617-423- 7233 Phone: (617)695-0877 Fax: (617)423-5651

Brockton Family and Community Resources, Brockton, MA Hotline: (508) 583-6498 Phone: (508) 583-3775

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project, 955 Massachusetts Ave. PMB 131 Cambridge, MA 02139 Hotline: (800) 832-1901 (24hrs) Phone: (617) 354-6056 Fax: (617) 354-6072

Harbor COV P.O. Box 505754 Chelsea, MA 2150 Hotline: (617) 884-9799

Battered Women's Resources, Inc. Clinton, Hotline: (978) 537-8601

Our Sister's Place - Massachusetts Women Shelters, P.O. BOX 4236 Fall River, MA 02723-0413 Phone: (508) 677-0224

The Women's Center 386 Stanley St. Fall River, MA 02720 Phone: (800) 937-3610 Phone: TDD (508) 673-3328 Fax: (508)676-5671

Cape Cod Center for Women, P.O. Box 141 No. Falmouth, MA 02556 Hotline: (508)-564-SAFE Phone: (800) 745-0003

Women's Protective Services Framingham, MA Hotline: 800-593-1125

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, 479 Main Street P.O. Box 520 Greenfield, MA 01302 Hotline: 413-772-0871

Independence House, 160 Bassett Lane Hyannis, MA 02601-3818 Hotline: (800) 439-6507

Finex House, P.O. Box 1154 Jamaica Plain, 02130 Hotline: (617) 288-1054 Phone: 617-436-2002 Fax: 617-287-0553

The Elizabeth Stone House, Jamaica Plain, Hotline: (617) 427-9801

Battered Women's Resources, Inc. P.O. Box 1209 Leominster, MA 01453 Hotline: (978) 537-3502

Alternative House PO BOX 2100 Lowell, MA 01851 Hotline: 1-888-291-6228 Phone: 978-458-0274

Greater Lynn Senior Services/Older Battered Women's Program, 8 Silsbee Street Lynn, MA 01901 Phone: (800) 594-5164

Massachusetts Women Shelters - Battered Women's Resources, Inc. Hotline: (978) 537-8601 Phone: (978) 632-4424

A Safe Place, Inc. Nantucket, MA Hotline: (508) 228-2111 Phone: 508-228-0565

New Bedford Women's Center - Domestic Violence Project, 405 County St. New Bedford, MA 02740 Hotline: (508)-99-WOMEN (24 hour hotline) Phone: 508-996-3343 Office Number

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, 2 Harris Street Newburyport, MA 01950 Phone: (978) 388-1888

Safe Passage, 43 Center St, Ste 304 Northampton, MA Hotline: (888) 345-5282 Phone: 413-586-1125

Women's Resource Center, Pittsfield, MA Phone: (413) 443-0089

South Shore Women's Center P.O. Box 6237 North Plymouth, MA 02362 Phone: (508) 746-2664 Fax: (508) 746-4668

Domestic Violence Ended, P.O. Box 690267 Quincy, MA 2269 24-hr hotline: 888-314-3683

Renewal House Roxbury, MA Hotline: (617) 566-6881

Help for Abused Women and their Children, 27 Congress Street Salem, MA 01970 Hotline: 800-547-1649

RESPOND, Inc. P.O. Box 555 Somerville, 02143 Hotline: (617) 623-5900

Martha's Vineyard Community Services/Women's Support Services, 111 Edgartown Road Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 Hotline: (508) 696-7233

Reach, P.O. Box 540024 Waltham,MA 02454 Hotline: (800) 899-4000

YWCA of Western MA/Abuse and Rape Crisis Hotline, Westfield, MA Hotline: (800) 796-8711

YWCA of Western MA/New Beginnings P.O. Box 1835 Westfield, MA Phone: (413) 562-5739

Womanshelter/Companeras Hotline: (877) 536-1628

Woman's Place Hotline: (800) 293-7273 Phone: (800) 223-5001

Abby's House, 52 High Street Worcester, MA Phone: (508) 756-5486 Fax: (508)798-3299

Daybreak Resources, P.O. BOX 3093 Worcester, MA Hotline: (508) 755-9030 Phone: (508) 755-5371 Fax: (508)754-0496

Women's Resource Center Greater Lawrence/Haverhill, Hotline: (978) 685-2480


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