In addition to the on campus resources found through the Sexual Violence Resource Center or the ViSION partners, there are many local and national resources that may be helpful to you.
Boston Area Resources
Phone: 617.338.2355 (24 hour multilingual hotline)
About: “ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence. Our clients include a range of Asian ethnic populations. ATASK embraces and represents all ages, cultures, abilities, and sexual preferences.”
Services: 24 multilinguial hotline, legal advocacy, ESOL program, emergency shelter, counseling with bilinguial Asian identified advocates
Phone: 800.841.8371 (24 hour hotline)
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can use Mass Relay at 1.800.439.2370 and ask to be connected to the Hotline number.
About: “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. Our vision is to end sexual violence through healing and social change.”
Services: 24 hotline, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, support groups for male and female identified survivors as well as family and friends, case management, information/ education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
About: “The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery’s mission is: To 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…”
Services: Support groups for survivors of DV and sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, indivudial counseling services, safety planning, case management
Services: Beth Israel has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE) where you can get medical treatment and evidence collection after an assault.
Phone: 617.927.6202 (to become a patient); 617.267.9001 (GBT helpline- 25+); 617.267.2535 (Peer Listening Line 25 and under) See website for helpline hours.
About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”
Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, helplines
About: “The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.”
Services: Crisis intervention, information, and referrals on the hotline or in person, safety planning, accompaniment to court or medical appointments, assistance with victim compensation and accessing medical, legal, housing, or other social services, a secure conference call-based support group that starts at the end of September
Services: Compensation, education about legal services and rights, support in navigating legal systems
SafeLink (Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline)
Phone: 877.785.2020 (24 hour hotline)
About: “SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and have access to a translation service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages. All calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous.”
Services: 24 hour multilingual hotline, Support and safety planning for people experiencing domestic violence
Phone: (617) 399-6720 x19
About: “Founded as the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault victims, the VRLC is the leader in representing sexual assault victims within the civil context. We not only provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, but also promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.”
Services: Free legal services throughout Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina Area Resources
- NC Victim Assistance Network: http://www.nc-van.org/index.html
- Novant Health-Sexual Assault Services: http://www.novanthealth.org/home/services/emergency/sexual-assault-services.aspx
- North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault: http://www.nccasa.org/
- Safe Alliance: http://www.safealliance.org/
- The Americans Oversees Domestic Violence Crisis Center: http://866uswomen.org/