What resources a person needs varies by any number of factors: location, what community they identify with, and what they need help with, to name a few.

Below we have tried to break some of the resources available down by some of these factors. What follows is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start to find the help you may need.

Northeastern Resources

ViSION partners

  • Coordinates the University’s compliance with Title IX
  • Receives reports of Title IX violations
  • Oversees and investigates all complaints of sex discrimination
  • Provides training for students about their rights under Title IX and associated grievance procedures
  • Organizes training for University employees related to Title IX

 

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/ouec/ 
Emailtitleix@northeastern.edu
Phone: 617.373.4644
Location: Richards Hall 125

  • Prevention and education programs on sexual violence and intimate partner violence
  • Opportunities to dialogue and connect with others working to prevent interpersonal violence
  • Bystander intervention programs
  • Staffing for the Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

Website: https://studentlife.northeastern.edu/open/ 
Email: open@northeastern.edu 
Phone: 617.373.4459
Location: 307 Ell Hall

  • Full investigation of reported cases of violence and sexual assault by specially trained officers
  • Transportation to an area hospitals
  • Accompaniment to court sessions on and off campus
  • Information about criminal prosecution
  • Detective assistance in obtaining a Harassment Protection Order, No Contact Order and/ or Restraining Order through the appropriate system
  • RAD classes to teach self defense

 

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/nupd/ 
Emergency Phone: 617.373.3333
Non-Emergency: 617.373.2121
Location: 716 Columbus Place

  • Resolution of complaints of sexual violence involving Northeastern students
  • Informational meetings with OSCCR staff to discuss any complaint
  • No-contact orders throughout the disciplinary process and afterward as appropriate

 

Website: http://www.northeastern.edu/osccr/ 
Email: osccr@northeastern.edu
Phone: 617.373.4390
Location: 204 Ell Hall

  • Temporary safe room or permanent change of room assignment, if necessary
  • An identified perpetrator may be temporarily or permanently banned from a residence hall pending the outcome of an investigation

 

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/housing/ 

  • Assessment and treatment of physical injury
  • Pregnancy assessment and prevention
  • Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
  • Psychological assessment, therapy, support and community referrals
  • Urgent appointments
  • Confidential exploration of options

 

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/ 
Email: uhcs@northeastern.edu 
Phone: 617.373.2772
Location: Forsyth Building, First floor

  • A Case Manager who can help change academic schedule and provide access to other interim remedies

 

Website: https://studentlife.northeastern.edu/we-care/ 
Email: wecare@northeastern.edu
Phone: 617.373.4384
Location: 104 Ell Hall

Resources by Location

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Location: Boston, MA

About: “ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence…ATASK’s mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and provide hope to survivors.”

Services: 24-hour multilingual hotline, legal advocacy, ESOL program, emergency shelter, counseling with bilingual Asian identified advocates

Contact: Emergency Helpline (617-338-2355), Office Phone (617-338-2350), Email (info@atask.org) 


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Location: Cambridge, MA

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour helpline (800-841-8371), Office Phone (617-492-8306)


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: Emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Fenway Health Violence Recovery

Location: Boston, MA

About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”

Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, access to helplines

Contact: To become a patient (617-927-6250), GBT Helpline (617-267-9001)


The Network (LaRed)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Network/ La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.”

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline Voice (617-742-4911), Hotline TTY (617-227-4911), Office Phone (617-695-0877)


Safelink (Casa Myrna)

Location: Massachusetts Statewide

About: “Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency”

Services: Safety planning, safe and confidential space, bilingual advocates, referral to domestic violence programs across the state, support, and information

Contact: Toll-free Number (877-785-2020) Hearing-impaired TTY Number (877-521-2601)


Victim Rights Law Center

Location: Boston and Statewide

About: “The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.”

Services: Free legal assistance to survivors in Boston and throughout Massachusetts

Contact: Phone (617-399-6720) Toll Free (877-758-8132)

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Location: online

About: “RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and offers an abundance of broad statistics and resources.”

Services: Support, information, advice, and referral

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 800.656.4673; Phone: 800.656.4673


SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Location: Saint Louis, MO

About: “We are SNAP, the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).”

Services: Support groups (meetings in Newton, MA)

Contact: Phone: 314.776.9277; Phone Boston: 413.799.8364; Email MA: worcestersnap@gmail.com


Love is Respect: Love is Respect

Location: online

About: “Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.”

Services: phone, live chat and texting support, information and resources re: relationships

Contact: Chat at www.loveisrespect.org
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Call 1-866-331-9474

Rape Crisis Network Europe

Location: Scotland

About: “RCNE is the network of European centres which support survivors of sexual violence. We aim to make sure that anyone who experiences sexual violence can get the help they need. We are active in influencing policy, standards and legislation through European governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). All member centres share a ‘survivor-centred’ and anti-discriminatory approach.”

Services: Online service to report sexual assault or to find help in a specific country

Contact: Telephone number (+44 (0) 141 331 4180)

Email:  info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk


SASHAA (Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad) a program of Pathways to Safety International (https://pathwaystosafety.org/)

Location: Online

About: “SASHAA provides sexual assault prevention and response for Americans traveling, studying, volunteering, working, and living in foreign countries, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or location worldwide. All of our services are free and confidential.”

Services: Case management, advocacy, counseling, safety planning, work with American survivors studying internationally

Contact: (833-SAFE-833) email at crisis@pathwaystosafety.org.

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Location: Seattle

About: “NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. As an organization founded by and for LGBT survivors, we’re deeply committed to fostering the empowerment of all survivors of abuse…NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy.”

Services: Support for survivors (advocacy, services, resources, connection), community engagement and education, youth programs, provider training and information

Contact: to reach the Crisis Clinic located in King County, WA (866-427-4747), for general information about NW call (1-206-568-7777)


The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County (Rebuilding Hope)

Location: Tacoma

About: “Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County offers support toward healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse. Through education and collaboration Rebuilding Hope improves the community’s response to sexual assault and abuse victims and challenges the behaviors and beliefs that promote sexual violence.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, emotional support, medical advocacy, counseling services, referrals, prevention education, training, and spreading awareness

Contact: To speak when in crisis, for a referral, or to enroll in therapy services call (1-800-756-7273) or if living in local area call (253-474-7273)

Safe Space Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

Location: Louisburg, NC

About: “non-profit organization that is committed to reducing relationship violence and sexual assault in Franklin County, North Carolina and nearby communities. “

Services: court advocacy, sexual assault advocacy, shelter, resource referrals, telephone support, support groups, community education.

Contact: Emergency Hotline (919-497-5444)


Turning Point Sexual Assault Resource Center

Location: Monroe, NC

About: “Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change.” Core values of empowerment, service excellence, integrity, dignity and respect.

Services: 24-hour crisis line, 24-hour hospital response, victim advocacy, professional counseling and support groups

Contact: SARC crisis line (704-283-7770), for general information call (704-226-1352)


Our VOICE, Inc.

Location: Asheville, NC

About: “Our VOICE, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, case management, individual and group counseling, accompaniment to medical services, law-enforcement interviews and court proceedings, information and referrals, latinx services available

Contact: Crisis line (828-255-7576)

YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)

Location: San Jose and Sunnyvale

About: “YWCA Support Services helps residents of Silicon Valley to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people.”

Services: 24-hour support line, advocacy of survivor through judicial proceedings, accompaniment to hospital, peer support groups for survivors, free confidential crisis counseling

Contact: 24-hour support line (800-572-2782), Linda Haskell Empowerment Center (408-295-4011), Sunnyvale Family Justice Center (408-749-0793)


Inter-tribal Council of California Santa Rosa Satellite Office (ITCC, Inc.)

Location: Sonoma

About: “a statewide association of over 35 federally recognized tribes and Tribal organizations. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization was formed in 1968 to enhance the education, health, economic, cultural, and social status of all Native Americans in California…ITCC’s provides education, prevention and intervention/direct services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in California.”

Services: Victim Services, Family Violence and Prevention Programs

Contact: (707-521-4555)


Tri-Valley Haven

Location: Alameda

About: “A vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness.”

Services: Support groups and resources for survivors of sexual assault

Contact: (800-884-8119) (925-449-5842)


Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

Location: Oakland

About: “BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where survivors of sexual violence could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education around these issues.We are here to believe and validate the community we serve in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible way.”

Services: Free confidential counseling services, peer-counseling, advocacy, support groups for survivors

Contact: Hotline (510-845-7273)

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “Non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children…we provide nonjudgmental peer support to survivors of sexual violence and to work toward the eradication of violence against women and children.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court support and accompaniment, advocacy, support groups, public education, activism

Contact: (416-597-8808)


Victim Services Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “Provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies…We believe that people receiving services from VST (clients) are the experts in their own lives. Clients will receive non-judgmental support from VST and will be encouraged to make their own decisions.”

Services: Victim Crisis Response Program, Trauma Dog Program, High Risk Support Services, Case Management, TEAR (Teens Ending Abusive Relationships)

Contact: (416-808-7066)


The 519 Community Counselling

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.”

Services: Trauma-informed counseling, group programs, counseling and wellness groups, crisis hotline support

Contact: To access counseling services at 519 (416-392-6878 xt. 4000) and leave a message, your call will be returned in 3-5 days. Crisis hotline at Gerstein Crisis Centre (416-929-5200), Trans Life Line (1-877-330-6366)

 

Resource by Identity

Black Women’s Blueprint

Location: New York, NY

About: “We work to place Black women and girls’ lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities and are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture.”

Services: Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling

Contact: Contact Us if You Have Been Impacted by Sexual Violence. 347-533-9102/3 or 646-647-5414. Email: info@blackwomensblueprint.org


Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Location: Washington, DC

About: “The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence.”

Services: Education and outreach on (domestic) violence, training and technical assistance, resource development, and research

Contact: “Ujima is in the process of developing a culturally-specific services resource directory, which identifies organizations across the country that provide unique services tailored to survivors on violence across the African diaspora. While the resource directory is being finalized, contact Ujima at 1-844-77-UJIMA for information on resources currently available.” Email: info@ujimacommunity.org


VAWAnet: A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Location: Harrisburg, PA

About: VAWAnet is an “online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.”

Services: Provides “specific resources for African American victims regardless of their religious affiliation.”

Contact: Contact form: https://vawnet.org/contact

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Location: Boston, MA

About: “ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving Pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. We provide services in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell and offer limited assistance in other cities throughout Massachusetts and New England. We currently provide services in 18 Asian languages and dialects. Our mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. ATASK embraces and represents all ages, cultures, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientation.”

Services: Housing (Emergency Shelter), outreach, programs, and education and training

Contact: 24hr multilingual Helpline: 617.338.2355; Office Telephone: 617.338.2350; Email: info@atask.org


Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

Location: Oakland, CA

About: “The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.”

Services: Advocacy & prevention (no direct services)

Contact: 415.568.3315; info@api-gbv.org


Manavi: an Organization for South Asian Women

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

About: “With a mission to end all forms of violence against women, Manavi began as an awareness campaign on issues concerning South Asian women; today it continues to centralize women’s needs and interests in all its organizational decisions and service provisions.”

Services: “Manavi provides a unique blend of culturally specific support services and intervention methods through Western advocacy practices and linguistically traditional techniques.” Services include outreach, support groups, sexual assault support services, counseling, legal advocacy, and training and education

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 732.435.1414; Contact form: http://www.manavi.org/contact-us.html


VAWAnet: A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Location: Harrisburg, PA

About: VAWAnet is an “online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.”

Services: Provides “specific resources for Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander victims who may feel strongly connected to their cultural group in accessing resources, regardless of their religious affiliation.”

Contact: Contact form: https://vawnet.org/contact

Casa Esperanza

Location: Roxbury, MA

About: “Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual and bicultural behavioral health center that specializes in serving the Latino community in Massachusetts. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care.”

Services: “Our programs help men and women heal from trauma and abuse; establish and maintain healthy relationships; grieve lost loved ones; develop critical thinking, conflict resolution, and health-management skills; exchange unhealthy behaviors for healthy behaviors; and secure essential resources including housing, health insurance and other benefits, education, and employment to sustain recovery and achieve independence.”

Contact: Phone: 617.445.1123; Email: info@casaesperanza.com


Arte Sana

Location:

About: “Arte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Arte Sana promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.”

Services: Bilingual Training on Sexual Assault, Cyber Advocacy & Survivor Activism, and Prevention & Survivor Empowerment Through the Arts

Contact: Email: artesansa.alas@gmail.com


VAWAnet: A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Location: Harrisburg, PA

About: VAWAnet is an “online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.”

Services: Collection of “resources available to support advocacy and work within Latina/o communities.”

Contact: Contact form: https://vawnet.org/contact

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Location: online

About: “The National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault is a project of Southwest Center for Law and Policy. NICCS strives to be your one-stop, comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country.”

Services: Information resource

Contact: NICCSA Helpline: 855.464.2272; Email: info@niccsa.org


National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Location: Lame Deer, MT

About: “National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is a “national resource center to enhance safety of native women and their children.”

Services: Resource center

Contact: Phone: 406.477.3896; Online contact form: http://www.niwrc.org/form/contact-us/


Mending the Sacred Hoop

Location: Duluth, MN

About: “Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women.”

Services: Information resource

Contact: Phone: 888.305.1650


VAWAnet: A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Location: Harrisburg, PA

About: VAWAnet is an “online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.”

Services: Collection of “specialized resources for Native American women who may not have the same access to mainstream domestic violence services due to their specific cultural experience”

Contact: Contact form: https://vawnet.org/contact

Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault

Location:

About: “The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is dedicated to ending sexual assault through a culturally specific lens of providing technical assistance and training to Communities of Color organizations addressing sexual assault, engaging with communities and survivors at a grass roots level and being instrumental in policies concerning Women and Girls of Color.”

Services: Advocacy, and information resource

Contact: Phone: 860.693.2031; Email: scesaprograms@sisterslead.org


Harbor COV (Communities Overcoming Violence)

Location: Chelsea, MA

About: “HarborCOV provides free safety and support services, along with housing and economic opportunities that promote long-term stability for people affected by violence and abuse. HarborCOV specializes in serving survivors who face additional barriers, such as language, culture and economic, by working to create connections to the supports survivors need to rebuild their lives through a continuum of options. With a commitment to social and economic justice, HarborCOV takes a comprehensive approach to addressing violence within the context of family, culture and community.”

Services: 24-hour hotline, case management and group supports, emergency, transitional and permanent affordable housing, and legal advocacy

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 617.884.9909; Email: harborcov@harborcov.org


Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN)

Location: Harrisburg, PA

About: “The Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN)is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color. Through trainings, technical assistance, and advocacy, WOCN helps foster Women of Color in the advancement of their anti-violence work and leadership.”

Services: Informational projects and initiatives

Contact: Phone: 844.962.6462; Email: wocn@wocninc.org


The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.

Location: Lowell, MA

About: “The Center for Hope and Healing Inc. has served survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones in the Greater Lowell area over the past 40 years. We are an anti-oppression and multicultural agency with a vision of a world free of sexual violence.”

Services: Support groups

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 800.542.5212; Phone: 978.452.7721


TOD@S (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organizing and Services)

Location:

About: “TOD@S is an inter-agency collaboration to enhance the safety and well-being of LGBQ/T people of color who are affected by partner abuse & sexual assault.”
Services: 24-hr Confidential Hotline, emergency shelter, advocacy and case management, counseling and support group, and social groups and events
Contact: Phone: 617.742.4911; Email: todoscontact@gmail.com

Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program

Location: Boston, MA

About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”

Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, helplines

Contact: 617.927.6202 (to become a patient);  617.267.9001 (GBT helpline- 25+); 617.267.2535 (Peer Listening Line 25 and under) See website for helpline hours.


Forge Forward

Location: Milwaukee, WI

About: “FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.”

Services: Workshops, guides, Sexual Violence Support/Healing list (peer support listserv), referrals to transgender-savvy providers in your area, and information

Contact: Phone: 414.559.2123; askforge@forge-forward.org


DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)

Location: Quincy, MA

About: “DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.  All of DOVE’s services are free, confidential and LGBQ/T affirming.”

Services: Emergency shelter, domestic violence counseling and safety planning, individual and family case management and advocacy, support groups, legal advocacy, support for family and friends of survivors, and more

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 617.471.1234 or 888.314.3683


TOD@S (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organizing and Services)

Location: Online

About: “TOD@S is an inter-agency collaboration to enhance the safety and well-being of LGBQ/T people of color who are affected by partner abuse & sexual assault.”
Services: 24-hr Confidential Hotline, emergency shelter, advocacy and case management, counseling and support group, and social groups and events
Contact: Phone: 617.742.4911; Email: todoscontact@gmail.com


Anti-Violence Project

Location: New York, NY

About: AVP empowers “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.”

Services: 24-hr Hotline, crisis intervention and safety planning, short-term counseling, advocacy, information and referrals, legal services, and economic empowerment

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 212.714.1141; Phone: 212.714.1184; Email: webmaster@avp.org


The NW Network

Location: Seattle, WA

About: “The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.”

Services: Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, basic legal advocacy, and resources and referrals

Contact: Phone: 206.568.7777; Email: info@nwnetwork.org


Incite

Location: Online

About: “Incite is a  network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and they are brilliant. Their resources are valuable for all communities trying to resist sexual violence and support survivors.”

Services: Advocacy and resources

Contact: Email: incite.natl@gmail.com

Male Survivor

Location: Long Valley, NJ

About: “MaleSurvivor is a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe.”

Services: Healing events, therapist directory, support group directory, peer support guide, MS discussion forums, resource directory, and healing events

Contact: Contact form: https://www.malesurvivor.org/contact-us/


1in6

Location: Santa Clarita, CA

About: “The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.”

Services: 24-hr online helpline, online support groups, trainings and webinars, and male survivor stories.

Contact: Online helpline: https://1in6.org/helpline/


MenHealing

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

About: MenHealing is an organization dedicated to providing healing resources for male-identified individuals age 18 and older who have experienced sexual trauma during childhood or as adults. MenHealing insures the sustainability of the Weekend of Recovery program.”

Services: Weekend of recovery

Contact: Email: events@menhealing.org

SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Location: Saint Louis, MO

About: “We are SNAP, the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).”

Services: Support groups (meetings in Newton, MA)

Contact: Phone: 314.776.9277; Phone Boston: 413.799.8364; Email MA: worcestersnap@gmail.com


Into Account

Location: Lawrence, KS

About: “Into Account strives to provide advocacy and the most up-to-date resources to survivors seeking accountability. We specialize in strategies for holding institutions, perpetrators, and enablers accountable for violence, harm, and cover-ups. We provide resources to survivors of sexual, spiritual, and other abuse in Anabaptist and other Christian contexts.”

Services: Advocacy

Contact: Email: skrehbiel@intoaccount.org hjscarsella@intoaccount.org jyoder@intoaccount.org


Our Stories Untold

Location: Online

About: “We are a network of people who have suffered sexualized violence, people who love people who have suffered sexualized violence, and people who are just plain fed up with the harm that sexualized violence does in our communities and around the world. We are people who are concerned, specifically, about the spiritual dimensions of sexualized violence and the presence of sexualized violence in communities of faith. Many of us have a connection to the Mennonite church in North America (MC USA and MC Canada), whether we are participating members, former members, or are connected in some other way. Those with no Mennonite connection whatsoever are also welcome in this space and in the work we do together.”

Services: Survivor stories

Contact: Contact form: http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/contact-2/


GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

Location: Lynchburg, VA

About: GRACE is an organization that conducts assessments of the adequacy with Christian communities respond to sexual violence/child abuse.

Services: Response assistance, consultations, and independent investigations

Contact: Email: info@netgrace.org


FaithTrust Institute

Location: Seattle, WA

About: “FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. We provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. We work with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.”

Services: Provides resources

Contact: Phone: 206.634.1903

Resources by Topic

Domestic Violence Program at Boston Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “We provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care, regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care without exception.”

Services: domestic violence program, violence intervention advocacy program, short and long term advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, assistance applying for victim compensation

Contact: Main Phone Number (617-638-8000), Advocacy Phone Number (617-414-5457)


Safelink (Casa Myrna)

Location: Massachusetts Statewide

About: “Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency”

Services: Safety planning, safe and confidential space, bilingual advocates, referral to domestic violence programs across the state, support, and information

Contact: Toll-free Number (877-785-2020) Hearing-impaired TTY Number (877-521-2601)


Our Deaf Survivor’s Center

Location: Worcester, MA

About: “ODSC provides sexual and domestic violence services to Deaf victims/survivors in the state of Massachusetts.”

Services: Cultural broker to provide resources and support, education and training on providing accessible services to Deaf survivors

Contact: Cultural Broker Phone Number (978-451-7225), Phone Number TTY (603-665-8124)


The Network (LaRed)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Network/ La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.”

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline Voice (617-742-4911), Hotline TTY (617-227-4911), Office Phone (617-695-0877)


Mass Gov: Domestic Violence Program List

Location: Massachusetts Statewide

About: “If you are a victim of abuse, you are not alone. There is more help available to you (and your children) than ever before.”

Services: Comprehensive list of domestic violence centers and programs organized regionally throughout Massachusetts

Contact: Visit attached website for complete program list.


Independence House, Inc.

Location: Hyannis, MA

About: “Independence House is dedicated to providing free and confidential assistance to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.”

Services: Assistance in filing compensation claims, crisis counseling, crisis hotline counseling, direct clinical services, follow-up contact, information and referral, safety plans (DV), and support group(s)

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 800.439.6507\


WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking)

Location: Harwichport, MA

About: “WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women with unique services that inspire hope and bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, and stability.”

Services: Legal services, financial empowerment, work support, mentoring, personal development, divorce support

Contact: 508-430-8111

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Location: Cambridge, MA

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour helpline (800-841-8371), Office Phone (617-492-8306)


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups.

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Fenway Health Violence Recovery

Location: Boston, MA

About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”

Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, access to helplines

Contact: To become a patient (617-927-6250), GBT Helpline (617-267-9001)


Independence House, Inc.

Location: Hyannis, MA

About: “Independence House is dedicated to providing free and confidential assistance to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.”

Services: Assistance in filing compensation claims, crisis counseling, crisis hotline counseling, direct clinical services, follow-up contact, information and referral, safety plans (DV), and support group(s)

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 800.439.6507


Victim Rights Law Center

Location: Boston and Statewide

About: “The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.”

Services: free legal assistance to survivors in Boston and throughout Massachusetts

Contact: Phone (617-399-6720) Toll Free (877-758-8132)

AWARE: Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment

Location: Bedford, MA

About: “AWARE is a source of training, information, and support for people, primarily women, learning how to cope with violence. AWARE training is focused on self-protection and self-defense skills that can enable women to avoid, resist, and survive situations ranging from low levels of aggression to extremely violent assault.”

Services: Crisis prevention, follow-up contact, information and referral, and safety plans

Contact: Phone: 781.893.0500 877.672.9273


Stalking Resource Center

Location: Online

About: “The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.”

Services: Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse

Contact: VictimConnect Hotline: 855.484.2846; VictimConnect Chat: Chat.VictimConnect.org


Victim Connect Resource Center

Location: Online

About: “The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.”

Services: Referral helpline

Contact: VictimConnect Hotline: 855.484.2846; VictimConnect Chat: Chat.VictimConnect.org

GRACE: Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment

Location: Lynchburg, VA

About: GRACE is an organization that conducts assessments of the adequacy with Christian communities respond to sexual violence/child abuse.

Services: Response assistance, consultations, and independent investigations

Contact: Email: info@netgrace.org


Independence House, Inc.

Location: Hyannis, MA

About: “Independence House is dedicated to providing free and confidential assistance to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.”

Services: Assistance in filing compensation claims, crisis counseling, crisis hotline counseling, direct clinical services, follow-up contact, information and referral, safety plans (DV), and support group(s)

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 800.439.6507


Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MassKids)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “Our mission is to improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable children and youth through advocacy by concerned citizens.

Services: The Enough Abuse Campaign (statewide citizen engagement initiative), programs, prevention and education, information for parents and caregivers

Contact: Email (info@masskids.org)

Resources by Need

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, SANE program

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Boston Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “We provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care, regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care without exception.”

Services: domestic violence program, violence intervention advocacy program, short and long term advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, assistance applying for victim compensation

Contact: Main Phone Number (617-638-8000), Advocacy Phone Number (617-414-5457)


Brigham and Women’s

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The mission of the C.A.R.E. clinic (Coordinated Approach to Resilience and Empowerment) [at Brigham and Women’s] is to transform the way healthcare, healing, and hope are delivered to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.”

Services: Coordination with service providers, medical evaluations, medical advocacy, trauma-informed care, connection to other resources

Contact: Director Annie Lewis-O’Connor (617-525-9580)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Location: Cambridge, MA

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour helpline (800-841-8371), Office Phone (617-492-8306)


Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Location: Boston, MA

About: “ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence…ATASK’s mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and provide hope to survivors.”

Services: 24-hour multilingual hotline, legal advocacy, ESOL program, emergency shelter, counseling with bilingual Asian identified advocates

Contact: Emergency Helpline (617-338-2355), Office Phone (617-338-2350), Email (info@atask.org)


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Fenway Health Violence Recovery

Location: Boston, MA

About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”

Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, access to helplines

Contact: To become a patient (617-927-6250), GBT Helpline (617-267-9001)


The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County (Rebuilding Hope)

Location: Tacoma, WA

About: “Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County offers support toward healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse. Through education and collaboration Rebuilding Hope improves the community’s response to sexual assault and abuse victims and challenges the behaviors and beliefs that promote sexual violence.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, emotional support, medical advocacy, counseling services, referrals, prevention education, training, and spreading awareness

Contact: To speak when in crisis, for a referral, or to enroll in therapy services call (1-800-756-7273) or if living in local area call (253-474-7273)


Turning Point Sexual Assault Resource Center

Location: Monroe, NC

About: “Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change.” Core values of empowerment, service excellence, integrity, dignity and respect.

Services: 24-hour crisis line, 24-hour hospital response, victim advocacy, professional counseling and support groups

Contact: SARC crisis line (704-283-7770), for general information call (704-226-1352)


Our VOICE, Inc.

Location: Asheville, NC

About: “Our VOICE, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, case management, individual and group counseling, accompaniment to medical services, law-enforcement interviews and court proceedings, information and referrals, latinx services available

Contact: Crisis line (828-255-7576)


YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)

Location: San Jose and Sunnyvale

About: “YWCA Support Services helps residents of Silicon Valley to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people.”

Services: 24-hour support line, advocacy of survivor through judicial proceedings, accompaniment to hospital, peer support groups for survivors, free confidential crisis counseling

Contact: 24-hour support line (800-572-2782), Linda Haskell Empowerment Center (408-295-4011), Sunnyvale Family Justice Center (408-749-0793)


Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

Location: Oakland, CA

About: “BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where survivors of sexual violence could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education around these issues.We are here to believe and validate the community we serve in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible way.”

Services: Free confidential counseling services, peer-counseling, advocacy, support groups for survivors

Contact: Hotline (510-845-7273)


Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “Non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children…we provide nonjudgmental peer support to survivors of sexual violence and to work toward the eradication of violence against women and children.”

Services: 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court support and accompaniment, advocacy, support groups, public education, activism

Contact: (416-597-8808)


The 519 Community Counselling

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About: “The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.”

Services: Trauma-informed counseling, group programs, counseling and wellness groups, crisis hotline support

Contact: To access counseling services at 519 (416-392-6878 xt. 4000) and leave a message, your call will be returned in 3-5 days. Crisis hotline at Gerstein Crisis Centre (416-929-5200), Trans Life Line (1-877-330-6366)


Black Women’s Blueprint

Location: New York, NY

About: “We work to place Black women and girls’ lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities and are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture.”

Services: Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling

Contact: Contact Us if You Have Been Impacted by Sexual Violence. 347-533-9102/3 or 646-647-5414. Email: info@blackwomensblueprint.org


Manavi: an Organization for South Asian Women

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

About: “With a mission to end all forms of violence against women, Manavi began as an awareness campaign on issues concerning South Asian women; today it continues to centralize women’s needs and interests in all its organizational decisions and service provisions.”

Services: “Manavi provides a unique blend of culturally specific support services and intervention methods through Western advocacy practices and linguistically traditional techniques.” Services include outreach, support groups, sexual assault support services, counseling, legal advocacy, and training and education

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 732.435.1414; Contact form: http://www.manavi.org/contact-us.html


TOD@S (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organizing and Services)

Location:

About: “TOD@S is an inter-agency collaboration to enhance the safety and well-being of LGBQ/T people of color who are affected by partner abuse & sexual assault.”
Services: 24-hr Confidential Hotline, emergency shelter, advocacy and case management, counseling and support group, and social groups and events
Contact: Phone: 617.742.4911; Email: todoscontact@gmail.com


DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)

Location: Quincy, MA

About: “DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.  All of DOVE’s services are free, confidential and LGBQ/T affirming.”

Services: Emergency shelter, domestic violence counseling and safety planning, individual and family case management and advocacy, support groups, legal advocacy, support for family and friends of survivors, and more

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 617.471.1234 or 888.314.3683


Anti-Violence Project

Location: New York, NY

About: AVP empowers “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.”

Services: 24-hr Hotline, crisis intervention and safety planning, short-term counseling, advocacy, information and referrals, legal services, and economic empowerment

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 212.714.1141; Phone: 212.714.1184; Email: webmaster@avp.org


The NW Network

Location: Seattle, WA

About: “The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.”

Services: Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, basic legal advocacy, and resources and referrals

Contact: Phone: 206.568.7777; Email: info@nwnetwork.org


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, SANE program

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Boston Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “We provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care, regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care without exception.”

Services: domestic violence program, violence intervention advocacy program, short and long term advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, assistance applying for victim compensation

Contact: Main Phone Number (617-638-8000), Advocacy Phone Number (617-414-5457)

Victim Rights Law Center

Location: Boston and Statewide

About: “The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.”

Services: free legal assistance to survivors in Boston and throughout Massachusetts

Contact: Phone (617-399-6720) Toll Free (877-758-8132)


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Location: Cambridge, MA

About: “The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest of its kind in New England. Our mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”

Services: 24-hour helpline, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, case management, information and education, individual and group counseling for survivors as well as their family and friends

Contact: 24-hour helpline (800-841-8371), Office Phone (617-492-8306)


The Network (LaRed)

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Network/ La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.”

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline Voice (617-742-4911), Hotline TTY (617-227-4911), Office Phone (617-695-0877)


YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)

Location: San Jose and Sunnyvale

About: “YWCA Support Services helps residents of Silicon Valley to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and to promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people.”

Services: 24-hour support line, advocacy of survivor through judicial proceedings, accompaniment to hospital, peer support groups for survivors, free confidential crisis counseling

Contact: 24-hour support line (800-572-2782), Linda Haskell Empowerment Center (408-295-4011), Sunnyvale Family Justice Center (408-749-0793)


Manavi: an Organization for South Asian Women

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

About: “With a mission to end all forms of violence against women, Manavi began as an awareness campaign on issues concerning South Asian women; today it continues to centralize women’s needs and interests in all its organizational decisions and service provisions.”

Services: “Manavi provides a unique blend of culturally specific support services and intervention methods through Western advocacy practices and linguistically traditional techniques.” Services include outreach, support groups, sexual assault support services, counseling, legal advocacy, and training and education

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 732.435.1414; Contact form: http://www.manavi.org/contact-us.html


Harbor COV (Communities Overcoming Violence)

Location: Chelsea, MA

About: “HarborCOV provides free safety and support services, along with housing and economic opportunities that promote long-term stability for people affected by violence and abuse. HarborCOV specializes in serving survivors who face additional barriers, such as language, culture and economic, by working to create connections to the supports survivors need to rebuild their lives through a continuum of options. With a commitment to social and economic justice, HarborCOV takes a comprehensive approach to addressing violence within the context of family, culture and community.”

Services: 24-hour hotline, case management and group supports, emergency, transitional and permanent affordable housing, and legal advocacy

Contact: 24hr Hotline: 617.884.9909; Email: harborcov@harborcov.org


DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)

Location: Quincy, MA

About: “DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.  All of DOVE’s services are free, confidential and LGBQ/T affirming.”

Services: Emergency shelter, domestic violence counseling and safety planning, individual and family case management and advocacy, support groups, legal advocacy, support for family and friends of survivors, and more

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 617.471.1234 or 888.314.3683


Anti-Violence Project

Location: New York, NY

About: AVP empowers “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.”

Services: 24-hr Hotline, crisis intervention and safety planning, short-term counseling, advocacy, information and referrals, legal services, and economic empowerment

Contact: 24-hr Hotline: 212.714.1141; Phone: 212.714.1184; Email: webmaster@avp.org


The NW Network

Location: Seattle, WA

About: “The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.”

Services: Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, basic legal advocacy, and resources and referrals

Contact: Phone: 206.568.7777; Email: info@nwnetwork.org


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery was established in 1997 to improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence, and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs.

Services: emergency medical care, individual counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, SANE program

Contact: Phone (617-667-8141)


Boston Medical Center

Location: Boston, MA

About: “We provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care, regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care without exception.”

Services: domestic violence program, violence intervention advocacy program, short and long term advocacy and counseling, legal advocacy, assistance applying for victim compensation

Contact: Main Phone Number (617-638-8000), Advocacy Phone Number (617-414-5457)


WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking)

Location: Harwichport, MA

About: “WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women with unique services that inspire hope and bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, and stability.”

Services: Legal services, financial empowerment, work support, mentoring, personal development, divorce support

Contact: 508-430-8111