Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

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The Network/La Red: Ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities

Hotline - 617-742-4911
TTY - 617-227-4911
Providing free confidential bilingual services for lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender folks dealing with partner abuse. Services include: hotline, advocacy, emergency short term shelter, support group, and community education.
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HAWC, North Shore
Phone: 978-744-6841; 24-hour hotline: 1-800-547-1649.
About: "HAWC's direct services are provided in 23 cities and towns throughout the North Shore. The main office is in Salem, with satellite offices in Lynn, Gloucester and Ipswich".
Programs include; Individual Counseling and Support Groups program, Parent/Child Trauma Recovery program, Legal Advocacy program, Shelter program and more.
(Link Checked 7.12)

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project

Crisis Line : 1 800 832 1901
Providing emotional support, safety planning, crisis counseling, referrals, and emergency housing for GBT men who are leaving abusive relationships.
(Link Checked 7.12)

The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health

- (617)927-6250, (800)834-3242 Groups: Short- and long-term groups, geared to gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals, provide support in areas and on issues such as recovery, coming out, trauma, self-esteem, parenting, and substance abuse. The following is a list of groups offered by Fenway Health. [Fenway Recovery Program Groups] (Link Checked 7.12)

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center BARCC

24-hour hotline: 800.841.8371
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Center for Hope and Healing

Offers free counseling for all survivors of sexual assault/abuse, rape, and incest. 24-Hour toll-free hotline 800-542-5212.

Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell has been providing direct counseling services and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones since 1976. They strive to heal the mind, body and spirit of survivors, their family and friends by offering:
A 24 hour toll free hotline 1-800-542-5212
Programs: One on One Counseling sessions for survivors, their friends and family, Support Groups (including activity groups such as art/yoga/reading), Medical, Legal and Criminal Justice Advocacy, Educational Presentations and Trainings.

All of their services are free and confidential, to schedule an appointment call the office weekdays from 9-5 at 978-452-7721, or to talk with a hotline counselor immediately call the toll-free 24 hour hotline at 1-800-542-5212.
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RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at According to a RAINN service director who was in contact with an MTPC intern;

" RAINN's National Sexual Assault Online Hotline " serves all those who are in need of crisis intervention and support. As for the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline - in order to be a [national sexual abuse hotline] affiliate and receive calls through the national hotline [RAINN'S] 1,100 centers sign a non-discrimination policy. This policy was written about 17 years ago and explicitly mentions sexual orientation but does not explicitly mention gender identity. [RAINN] have revised the policy and are working with our Federal funders to disseminate the new policy to all 1,100 service providers along with training and technical assistance.... [RAINN does] not anticipate the new official roll-out will be completed for several months. That being said, [the RAINN Service Director] believe[s] the majority of [RAINN's local sexual assault service providers would serve anyone who needed their help". (Link Checked 7.12)

Renewal House

About: Renewal House provides one-on-one advocacy that addresses the particular needs of each individual or family, including public assistance as well as connecting residents to area programs that offer financial assistance, legal services, job training and education, counseling, health and dental services, and childcare. We provide structured support groups on parenting, self-esteem and domestic violence in an overall program rooted in love that believes in, and seeks out, restorative justice. (Link Checked 7.12)

REACH, Waltham

About: "REACH is committed to advancing the safety, healing, and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence, through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds". (Link Checked 7.12)


24-hour hotline: 617-623-5900.
"New England's first domestic violence agency and the second oldest in the nation, RESPOND, Inc. is a pioneer in the movement to end domestic violence . Its work began in the early 1970s, when four Somerville, Massachusetts women started a grassroots effort to support victims of domestic violence by opening their own homes as safe havens for women fleeing abuse. In 1974, these "founding mothers" formed RESPOND. For over 35 years RESPOND has provided life-saving shelter, support services, training and education to more than 75,000 members of the community. Services are free and confidential, and available to all survivors of domestic abuse".(Link Checked 7.12)

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Located in Pittsfield, serves Berkshire County & surrounding areas
Hotline - (866) 401-2425
LGBTQ Services:
From LGBTQ Services pages: “Hope, help, and healing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people surviving domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas… “