While we are a Boston-based organization, we recognize that our reach will be much farther than the Greater Boston Area. With that, we suggest that on top of using the following online resources for help, you can also use them to locate and access your area's resources for rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, & intimate partner violence.
Note: If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
Note: the following resources were lifted from the Mass.gov site for Rape Crisis Centers and other resources. These resources can be access by clicking HERE.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is the only rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest and largest center in Massachusetts. Its vision is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.
Greater Boston Area
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Additional sites in Boston, Chelsea
Hotline: (800) 841-8371
Office: (617) 492-8306
TTY: (617) 492-6434
Greater Framingham Area
Voices Against Violence a program of South Middlesex Opportunity Council
7 Bishop Street (SMOC)
Framingham, MA 01702
Hotline: (800) 593-1125
Office: (508) 820-0834
TTY: (508) 626-8686
Lawrence and North Shore Area
YWCA of Greater Lawrence
38 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Hotline: (877) 509-9922
Office: (978) 682-3039 x 1023
TTY: (978) 686-8840
additional site in Lynn –
YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center
20 Central Avenue, Suite 510
Lynn, MA 01901
Center for Hope and Healing
144 Merrimack Street, Suite 304
Lowell, MA 01852
Hotline: (800) 542-5212
Office: (978) 452-7721
TTY: (978) 452-8723
140 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Additional sites in Taunton, Webster
Hotline: (800) 323-4673
Office: (508) 226-4015
TTY: (508) 323-4673
Plymouth County/South Shore
950 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Additional site in Quincy
Hotline: (508) 588-8255
Office: (508) 580-3964
TTY: (508) 894-2869
Independence House/Cape Cod Rape Crisis Center
160 Bassett Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601
Additional sites in Falmouth, Orleans, Provincetown
Hotline: (800) 439-6507
Office: (508) 771-6507
TTY: (508) 771-6782
A Safe Place
5B Windy Way
Nantucket, MA 02554
Hotline: (508) 228-2111
Office: (508) 228-0561
TTY: (508) 228-7095
Greater New Bedford Area
New Bedford Women’s Center/The Women’s Center
405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Additional site in Fall River
Hotline: (508) 996-6636
Office: (508) 996-3343
TTY: (508) 996-1177
Martha's Vineyard Community Services/ CONNECT to End Violence
111 Edgartown Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Hotline: (508) 696-7233
Office: (508) 684-8082
TTY: (508) 684-8176
10 Asylum Street
Milford, MA 01757
Hotline: (800) 511-5070
Office: (508) 478-6888
TTY: (508) 478-4205
Center for Women and Community
at UMass Amherst
180 Infirmary Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Hotline: (413) 545-0800
Office: (413) 545-0883
TTY: (413) 577-0940
Franklin County/North Quabbin
479 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Additional site in Orange
Hotline: (413) 772-0806
Office: (413) 772-0871
TTY: (413) 772-0815
Elizabeth Freeman Center
43 Francis Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Additional sites in Adams, North Adams, Great Barrington
Hotline: (866) 401-2425
Office: (413) 499-2425
TTY: (413) 499-2425
YWCA of Western Mass.
1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118
Additional sites in Holyoke, Westfield, Huntington
Hotline: (800) 796-8711
Office: (413) 732-3121
TTY: (413) 733-7100
Llámanos Spanish Language Helpline
24-hour Helpline: (800) 223-5001
c/o YWCA of Western Mass.
1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118
NOTE: The following exhaustive list of national resources was lifted from the RAINN Resources page, which you can access by clicking HERE.
We added the hotline numbers where they weren't previously provided.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
Toll Free: 877-739-3895
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
Direct: 800-879-6682 (800-TRY-NOVA)
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts a resource library home of thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.
Direct (Voice): 1-800 537-2238
TTY: 1-800 553-2508
U.S. Department of Justice: National Sex Offender Public Website
NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.
The National Center for Victims of Crime
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. They are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
Confidential referral hotline: 855-4-VICTIM
National Violence against Women Prevention Research Center
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or layperson interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
Project Respect aims to create discussions and share a positive alternative model of relationships for youth.
24-hour Crisis & Info Line: 250-383-3232
The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.
Campus Outreach Services
Offer information and expertise to schools on sexual violence, diversity, sexual harassment, bullying, hate crimes, healthy relationships, assertiveness, eating disorders, suicide, and related risk issues.
The Date Safe Project
The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
Child Help: Speak Up Be Safe
Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe is a newly developed, school-based, child abuse prevention education program that focuses on child safety. It is an evolution of Good Touch Bad Touch.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
Direct line: 202-265-6530
1in6 (for men sexually abused as children)
Provides educational information and resources for men, family and friends, and professionals. Also provides access to the online hotline.
This site has articles that discuss the effects of child sexual abuse on adult men and their loved ones.
This site has information and a therapist search for male survivors of sexual violence.
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
Website, information and hotline for GLBTQ victims of domestic violence and their families.
the Network la Red
The Network/La Red hotline provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks, as well as folks in the BDSM or Polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Support available in English and Spanish.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. Site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications.
The Trevor Project
Help and suicide prevention for GBLTQ youth.
GLBT National Hotline
Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that support LGBTQ individuals.
Hotline: 888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)
FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)
Home to the Transgender Sexual Violence Project. Provides services and publishes research for transgender persons experiencing violence and their loved ones.
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling
Directory of LGBT-friendly mental health specialists across the United States. Specialists listed are verified members of AGLBTIC, a division of the American Counseling Association.
UMass Boston Recovery Group
The goal of the Recovery Support Program is to provide students in recovery from a substance use disorder with non-clinical supportive resources to assist them in attaining their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Resource that provides information about addiction and substance abuse. Some people who suffer from PTSD turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. Our organization works to spread awareness of this issue and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.
24-Hour Hotline: 855-527-6655
National Child Abuse Hotline
Provide local referrals for services. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages.
Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)
Darkness to Light
They provide crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center.
Helpline: 866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)
This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking.
Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
National Children’s Alliance
This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
Stop It Now
Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse.
Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773-8368)
Justice for Children
Provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Through this hotline an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse shelters, transportation, casework assistance) and crisis intervention. Interpreter services available in 170 languages. They also partner with the Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Center to provide a videophone option.
National Teen Dating Abuse Online Helpline
This online helpline assists teens who are, or may be, in abusive relationships.
Text CAMPUS to 22522
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. In addition to providing domestic violence advocacy, safety planning and case management, the center assists victims with relocation, emergency funds for housing and childcare, and funds for payment of legal fees.
International Toll-Free: 866-USWOMEN
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
The national coalition of Domestic Violence organizations is dedicated to empowering victims and changing society to a zero tolerance policy.
A government website dedicated to educating students and schools about Title IX and sexual assault.
Text CAMPUS to 22522
Know Your IX
Provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus.
Direct email: knowyourIX@gmail.com
End Rape on Campus
An advocacy organization dedicated to assisting students file Title IX complaints.
Direct: 424-777-3762 (EROC)
It's on Us
Vice President Joe Biden's initiative to promote male advocacy for ending sexual violence against anyone on college campuses.
Stalking Resource Center: The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Their website provides statistics on stalking, information on safety planning and other resources.
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
Legal, medical, system advocacy and survivor support services.
Video Phone: 202-559-5366
National Disability Rights Network
NDRN members investigate reports of abuse and neglect, and seek systemic change to prevent further incidents; advocate for basic rights; and ensure accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems for individuals with disabilities.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
A national multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
U.S. Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Complaint Line:
Call to report suspected instances of human trafficking or worker exploitation or contact the FBI field office nearest you. Offers foreign language translation services in most languages as well as TTY. After business hours, the complaint line has a message service in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin.
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community.
The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.
Information about restraining orders and other legal protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Direct: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
The Laws in Your State
A database of state laws including mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, termination of rapists' parental rights, and statutes of limitations for each state.
Attorney Referral Line
Refers callers to attorneys in their geographic area who can represent them in their pursuit of civil claims and victim restitution. The referral line is not an anonymous service. Their website also gives information about civil lawsuits.
Take Back The Night Foundation
Legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals, and nearest TBTN Event Holders.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation
The 'It Happened to Alexa Foundation’ supports rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
The SANE/SART program offers sensitive, caring, and supportive care following a sexual assault. Their website provides a list of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs in each state. These specialists are registered nurses, who have advanced education in forensic examination of sexual assault victims.
To locate the nearest SANE program, click here.
Healthcare Center Directory
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a Healthcare Center Directory. This directory lists federally funded health centers that provide a variety of services even if the recipient does not have health insurance. Users pay a co-payment based on their income. These health centers generally provide primary care services.
The Center For Disease Control National Prevention Information Network (AIDS/HIV, STI Information)
U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
International Association of Forensic Nurses
An international membership organization comprised of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals who support and complement the work of forensic nursing.
Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation
The Sidran Institute provides information on traumatic stress (including PTSD), dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues such as addictions, self-injury, and suicidal behaviors.
GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries worldwide who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.
Find detailed professional listings for treatment centers in the United States and Canada.
National Eating Disorder Helpline
Information, crisis and referral hotline for people dealing with eating disorders.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides information and referral services, not counseling.
Helpline: 888-950-NAMI (6264)
Hope Exists After Rape Trauma
The mission of Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (H-E-A-R-T) is to provide HOPE for victims of sexual assault through the provision of essential and therapeutic support, by affecting positive change in laws influencing their lives, and by educating both the public and professionals commissioned to serve victims.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides crisis suicide intervention, self-harm counseling and assistance, and local mental health referrals. Calls are routed to local centers.
Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Spanish line: 888-628-9454
TTY: 800-799-4TTY (4889)
Boystown National Hotline
Assists youth, and their family/friends, who are affected by self-harm and other issues.