If you are a victim of domestic violence you are not alone and you are not at fault. Violence is not caused by the victim. An abuser makes a choice to engage in these behaviors.

If you are thinking of returning to an abusive situation, first speak with someone you trust about other possible choices. There are many sources of community support available to you.

Berkshire County Resources

Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Pittsfield 413-443-5951


Elizabeth Freeman Center

The Elizabeth Freeman Center Provides support, information, counseling and advocacy for women in crisis or transition relating to battering, divorce, separation, shelter and restraining orders, 24 hour crisis program, and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault.

Toll free 866-401-2425

Telephone 800-223-5001

Massachusetts Resources


SAFELINK provides a 24 hour toll free statewide domestic violence/sexual assault hotline with Spanish/English speaking counselors.

Toll free 877-785-2020

TTY 877-521-2601

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project provides community education and direct services for clients including emergency shelter.

Toll free 800-832-1901

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

U.S.Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women