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Domestic Violence

Alternative House

Shelter for battered women, member of Jane Doe Inc. Provides legal advocacy for domestic violence issues. Offers teen-dating violence education program. Transitional housing available. 24-hour hotline 888-291-6228.

517 Mood Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854

Phone: 1-978-454-1436
Fax: 978-937-5595

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Operates the ASAP (Asian Shelter & Advocacy Project), which provides 90-day emergency shelter; 14-day temporary safe home, community outreach and education; multilingual advocacy, comprehensive stabilization services for both residential and non-residential families. Including housing and legal advocacy, mental health counseling, English as a Second Language tutoring and a children's program.

Phone: (24-hotline): 617-338-2355; (office): 617-338-2350
Fax: 617-338-2354

P.O. Box 120-108
Boston, MA 02112

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

A community-based, multicultural organization dedicated to addressing the full scope of needs of battered women and children. Focuses on women and children of color. Programs include emergency shelter, transitional living, adolescent transitional living, mothers and sons.

24-hour hotline: 1-800-992-2600
24-hour Safelink: 1-877-785-2020

Phone: 617-521-0100
Fax: 617-521-0105

P.O. Box 180019
38 Wareham Street
Boston, MA 02118

DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended)

Serves communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence, specifically women and children. Provides emergency shelter, education, and support services.

Hotline: 617-471-1234; 888-314-3683
Phone: 617-770-4065
Fax: 617-770-2206

P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269

Elizabeth Stone House

A feminist alternative mental health program, providing both residential and community-based services. It is run by women, for women. Offers emergency shelter as well as supportive and transitional housing. Programs include: family empowerment, nurturing and reunification group, economics and financial literacy, and 12 wekk anger management and relapse prevention group. Contact the transitional housing program, groups, parent/child center at 617-427-9801. HOTLINE: 877-785-2020.

8 Notre Dame Street
Roxbury, MA 02130

Phone: 617-427-9801
Fax: 617-427-6252

Finex House

Provides emergency shelter and a comprehensive array of services for the most vulnerable of battered women, particularly for those who have disabilities, and their children. Some services include court advocacy, parenting groups, special needs advice, and mental health therapy. Offer services in Sign Language, Spanish, Khmer, and Haitian Creole.

P.O. Box 300670
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: 617-436-2002
Fax: 617-287-0553


Passageway program works to improve the health, well being, and safety of those experiencing abuse from an intimate partner. by providing the following services: Free and confidential advocacy, Safety planning, Individual counseling and support, A safe place to talk, Information about the health effects of domestic violence, Support groups, Medical advocacy, Legal and court advocacy, and Referrals to community resources (health care, housing, shelter, lawyers, and others).
Several Locations all open Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
(617) 732-8753

Faulkner Hospital
(617) 983-7854

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
(617) 983-4148

Brookside Community Health Center
(617) 983-6024

Whittier Street Health Center
(617) 989-3027

Mission Hill Community
(857) 225-6559

Renewal House

Offers a variety of services relative to domestic violence: emergency shelter up to 3 months, safety planning, in-house support groups, bilingual Spanish/English advocacy; healthcare advocacy; pastoral counseling; children's programs; referrals for job training; legal assistance and educational programs; community education; ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.

10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Phone: 617-566-6881 (24-hour hotline) or 617-277-4194
Fax: 617-318-6022

YWCA Central Massachusetts: Daybreak

Offers community education, community services and shelter. Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program is a sexual assault prevention program that teaches children, parents and teachers a variety of strategies to reduce children's vulnerability to threatening or assaultive situations. Assists women and children fleeing domestic violence. Can provide immediate shelter to women and their families who are fleeing to safety. Provides court advocacy and short term counseling. Spanish & Vietnamese available. 24-hour hotline: 508-755-9030.

P.O. Box 3093
Worcester, MA 01613

Phone: 508-755-9030
Fax: 508-767-1301

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