If you are in immediate danger,
please call 9-1-1 for police or medical assistance.
24-hour Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Resources
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: 617-338-2355
Multilingual helpline; advocates provide services in over 12 different Asian languages and dialects
SafeLink Hotline: 1-877-785-2020
Linea Segura Contra La Violencia Domestica: 1-877-785-2020
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 (1-877-521-2601). It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages. An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs, and other resources. They can connect you to services for both domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Network/La Red
Ending Abuse in Lesbian, Bisexual Women's, and Transgender Communities
Hotline: 617-742-4911 TTY 617-227-4911
Linea de Crisis: 617-742-4911
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Linea directa para sobrevivientes de abuso sexual
TTY: 1-800-688-4889 (Pida por una conexion directa)
Department of Children and Families
If you know or suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please report immediately: For more information visit: https://www.mass.gov/child-abuse-and-neglect
Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women at some point in their lifetime.
44% of lesbian women experience violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1 in 4 gay men and 1 in 3 bisexual men experience intimate partner violence.
1 in 6 men and 1 in 3 women in the US have experienced some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime.
1 in 3 teens in a dating relationship have been verbally, emotionally, sexually, or physically abused.