Interpersonal Violence

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Passageway Program

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity’s Passageway program works to improve the health, wellbeing, and safety of those experiencing abuse from an intimate partner. We offer free and confidential advocacy services, safety planning, individual counseling and support, support groups, medical advocacy, legal and court advocacy, referrals to community resources. Contact: (p) (617) 732-8753,

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Violence Recovery Program

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity’s Violence Recovery Program provides comprehensive services to patients admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a result of intentional violence. The Violence Recovery Specialist (VRS) works as part of a multidisciplinary team to offer support and ongoing advocacy for the patient and family during the hospitalization. To reach the Violence Recovery Specialist, call 617-721-6034, pager #32063, or email

Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team

The Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team is a key part of the city’s strategy for addressing and preventing further cycles of violence. Support is available to ALL residents who feel impacted by community violence.  You can access these services by calling the hotline for immediate support or by calling a Neighborhood Trauma Team member.  All services are free and private. To access the support hotline 24/7 365 days a year call 617-431-0125. For more information, click here.

BIDMC Center for Violence Prevention & Recovery

Improve the health and well-being of people impacted by multiple forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, community violence and homicide by providing trauma-informed services and programs

Contact: (p) 617-667-8141, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215,

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Our mission is to end sexual violence. We empower survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide education and advocacy for the social change needed to prevent sexual violence. Our 24-7 hotline is always open.

Contact: (p) 800-841-8371, 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 01115,

Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Program

BMC’s Domestic Violence Program is a resource for patients, employees, community members, and anyone who is seeking information or help with domestic violence. Services are available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Arabic. For additional languages, the Program utilizes trained BMC Interpreters.

Contact: (p) 617-414-5457,

Casa Myrna Vasquez

A domestic violence prevention, education program that also provides residential program for victims of abuse. It provides young mothers the opportunity to continue their high school education, GED, vocational and/or job skill training while raising their child.

Contact: (p) 617-521-0100, 38 Wareham Street 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02118,


Since our founding in 1978, DOVE has expanded from a crisis hotline to a multi-service organization providing comprehensive direct services and support for victims of dating and domestic violence, as well as their children. DOVE works specifically with adults, teens, and children who have been abused, emotionally and financially, as well as physically and sexually. DOVE’s services include crisis intervention, danger assessment and safety planning, supportive counseling, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and representation, and community outreach, education, and training.

Contact: (p) 617-770-4065, P.O. Box 690267, Quincy MA 02269,

Elizabeth Stone House

The Elizabeth Stone House partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma – mental illness, housing instability and substance misuse – to achieve safety, stability, and overall well-being, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community we serve.

Contact: (p) 617-427-9801, P.O. Box 300039, Jamaica Plain MA 02130,

Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program

Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and anti-LGBTQ hate violence. VRP staff have specialized training and experience in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals.

Contact: (p) 617-927-6250, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02215, health/violence-recovery/


Finex House is shelter for battered women and their children; especially those who have disabilities and/or women who are trafficked. We are wheelchair accessible with two concrete ramps and an internal lift. Finex House also has a light-coded signal system for deaf, battered women and their children. Finex House is an equal opportunity service provider and therefore any woman who has been abused is strongly encouraged to call for services.

Contact: (p) 617-436-2002, P.O. Box 300670, Jamaica Plain MA 02130,


HarborCOV provides free safety and support services, along with housing and economic opportunities that promote long-term stability for people affected by violence and abuse. HarborCOV specializes in serving survivors who face additional barriers, such as language, culture and economic, by working to create connections to the supports survivors need to rebuild their lives through a continuum of options.

Contact: (p) 617-884-9799, P.O. Box 505754, Chelsea MA 02150,

HAVEN- Massachusetts General Hospital

Intimate partner abuse is a serious problem and because of that, Massachusetts General Hospital has instituted a comprehensive response. The MGH understands that it takes a coordinated community response to end abuse. In the following pages, you will find information about MGH’s services for survivors of intimate partner abuse as well as community resources.

Contact: (p) 617-724-0054,

Journey to Safety- JFCS

We specialize in providing culturally competent and religiously sensitive services for Jewish and Russian- speaking survivors while offering free and confidential assistance to all who contact us for help, regardless of their religion, culture, or country of origin. JTS is also dedicated to preventing domestic abuse and teen dating abuse through education and awareness-raising in the Jewish community and beyond.

Contact: Domestic-Abuse