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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 20, 2012

Statewide Programs


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

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
Web: http://www.gmdvp.org/
Email: cs@gmdvp.org
Services include: safety planning, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and assistance

Domestic Violence Institute
Web: http://www.dvi.neu.edu
The Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University School of Law is an education, service and research organization dedicated to combating partner abuse.

Jane Doe, Inc. -- Massachusetts Coalition Against DV
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
Web: http://www.janedoe.org
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Help available to English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and German speakers.

Massachusetts Legal Help
Web: http://www.masslegalhelp.org
MassLegalHelp.org provides information and resources about your legal rights as a MA resident, written in plain English or Spanish.

MOVA (Massachusetts Officer for Victim Assistance)/VWAB (Victim and Witness Assistance Board)
1 Ashburton Place Ste 101
Boston , MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-5200
Fax: (617) 727-6552
Web: http://www.mass.gov/mova
Email: mova@state.ma.us
Links to statewide resources for domestic violence victims.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
PO BOX 2787
Española, NM 87532
Phone: 505-753-3334
Fax: (646) 672-0363 or (800) 216-2404
Web: http://www.dvalianza.org
The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is part of a national effort to address the domestic violence needs and concerns of under-served populations. It represents a growing network of Latina and Latino advocates, practitioners, researchers, community activists, and survivors of domestic violence.

Neighborhood Legal Services Inc
181 Union Street Ste.201
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: (781) 599-7730
Web: http://www.neighborhoodlaw.org
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal services (we don't handle criminal matters) to low income and elder residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. Information available on the website is also translated in Khmer, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian.

Neighborhood Legal Services Inc
170 Common Street Ste 300
Lawrence, MA 01840
Web: http://www.neighborhoodlaw.org

SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 877-521-2601 (TTY)
Phone: 877-785-2020 (English and Spanish)
Web: http://www.massmed.org
SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide domestic violence hotline and is operated by Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston. SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in English, Spanish and TTY. It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages.

The Network for Battered Lesbians & Bisexual Women
PO BOX 6011
Boston, MA 02114
Hotline: 617-423- SAFE (7233)
Phone: (617)695-0877
Fax: (617)423-5651
Web: http://www.thenetworklared.org
Email: info@thenetworklared.org
The Network/La Red offers free services for battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks. They include a Hotline, Safe Home program, Advocacy program, and Organizing/Outreach program. All services are bilingual and wheelchair-- & TTY-accessible.

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