Resources and Supports for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Select resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. If this is an emergency, call 911.

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SafeLink - 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline

SafeLink, Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline, is also available for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence, and for survivors of sexual assault. This hotline is designed for crisis intervention support for those who need assistance in safety planning measures for both themselves and their families. This resource is available by calling 2-1-1 or directly at 877-785-2020 (TTY: 877-521-2601). Advocates are available in English and Spanish and can provide translation in more than 130 languages. If you are experiencing violence within your home or concerned about a loved one that may be experiencing violence, the SafeLink hotline can provide support and resources.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

BARCC's mission is to end sexual violence. They empower survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide education and advocacy for social change to prevent sexual violence. Reach the hotline by phone 24-7 at 1-800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, and in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor

MA Executive Office of Public Safety - Domestic Violence Programs for Survivors

There's more help available to you (and your children) than ever before. You, and only you, can make the decision to change or permanently end the abusive relationship you endure on a daily basis. No one deserves to be abused. Listed below are numerous domestic violence programs available across Massachusetts.

MA Department of Public Health - Domestic Violence Programs

Many services detailed below are available remotely to people struggling with issues related to sexual or domestic violence during this COVID-19 public health emergency. The Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services funds an array of services for survivors of domestic violence.

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