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No More

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: NO MORE is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • History: Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major...(read more)
  • Website: http://nomore.org/
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Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
  • History: Loveisrespect (originally loveisrespect, National Dating Abuse Helpline) was launched in February 2007 as a project of the Na...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-866-331-9474

National Center On Domestic and Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence designs, provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
  • History: When Deborah D. Tucker, MPA, and Sarah M. Buel, JD, founded the National Training Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in 1...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.ncdsv.org/
  • Phone Number: 512-407-9020

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The NRCDV strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates.
  • History: After being established in 1993 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Resour...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.nrcdv.org/
  • Phone Number: 800-799-7233

Safe Passage

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Safe Passage is committed to ending domestic violence and oppression in women's lives.
  • History: Safe Passage is Hampshire County's leader in addressing the impact and promoting prevention of domestic violence. We envision...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.safepass.org/
  • Phone Number: 413-586-1125

Fort Refuge

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We provide a platform for abuse survivors to talk to each other anonymously about the trauma we've been through and the aftermath it left us with; about coping with and recovering from it, to rebuild our lives. There are no counselors and no crisis services on site, we're a strictly peer community.
  • History: Fort was founded by Lala on February 29th, 2008 and has been growing and evolving ever since, as thousands of survivors contr...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.fortrefuge.com
  • Phone Number: http:///www.fortrefuge.com

Safe Passage

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Our comprehensive services include shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, peer-support, counseling, education, advocacy, legal support and community education. We have special advocacy support for children, for [email protected] and immigrants, and for people with disabilities. All Safe Passage programs are free, accessible and confidential. We primarily serve adults and children in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • History: At Safe Passage, we are committed to ending domestic violence and oppression. We serve people of all genders and no gender wh...(read more)
  • Website: http://safepass.org/
  • Phone Number: 888-345-5282


Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: When you're experiencing a crisis, asking for help--whether from a friend, a parent, or a professional--is the best thing you can do.
  • History: A community to share writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.
  • Website: http://figment.com/crisis_hotlines
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: TeenDVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.
  • History: TeenDVmonth.org offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to get involved and learn more about dating abus...(read more)
  • Website: http://teendvmonth.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-866-3331-9474

Domestic Violence Roundtable

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Roundtable is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and healthy relationships, raising public awareness about abusive and controlling behaviors whether exhibited through bullying, teen dating violence, domestic violence, or elder abuse, and ending relationship violence in all its forms.
  • History: We are working toward the day when no person in our communities is in fear of another. This means: No person in a committed r...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org
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Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: As an organization, CSFES strives for cooperative relationships with exchange programs, based on the explicit understanding that CSFES will always prioritize exchange student safety above all other concerns.
  • History: CSFES is a California-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation advocating the safety, protection and well being of exchange stude...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.csfes.org/
  • Phone Number: 760-583-9593

Military OneSource

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Offering resources, referrals, consultations and counseling services on the issues that concern military families; 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year
  • History: Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/abuse
  • Phone Number: 1-800-342-9647

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • History: GLBTQ-DVP was founded in 1994, as Support Services for Gay Male Victims of Violence, by a gay male survivor who was denied se...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.glbtqdvp.org/
  • Phone Number: 800-832-1901

Not Under Bondage: Abuse, Adultery and Desertion

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Does the Bible permit divorce for domestic abuse? May a divorced Christian remarry? Christian teaching on divorce and remarriage has varied widely. Interpretation of the biblical texts on divorce and remarriage has been hotly contested and the debate is still very much alive.
  • History:
    She was converted to Christ in 1981 but for a long time had minimal biblical teaching and lingering confusion due to her former beliefs. She got sidetracked into other areas and did not get to church for nearly 14 years. Unaware that Christians should avoid marrying non-Christians, she married an unbeliever in 1989 and the couple had one daughter.

    The marriage gradually became abusive and she occasionally took refuge in a women’s shelter. In 1994 she left her husband and started attending church and Bible study. That was when she became a professing Christian. Child custody was contested but eventually awarded to Barbara, with the husband granted access.

    After four years her separated husband made a profession of faith and they reconciled as a married couple. The abuse recurred and she separated for the last time in 1999, divorcing a few years after that.

    Many years later, she met a man who attested to being a fellow survivor of domestic abuse, and who assured her that he passionately supported her work on domestic abuse. He appeared to be a genuine Christian. She married this man in 2010 but the marriage ended in 2012 because of abuse. What he said didn't end up matching what he did.">Barbara Roberts has been raising awareness of domestic abuse within the conservative evangelical church since 1999. She is a ...(read more)
  • Website: http://notunderbondage.com/
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Jennifer Ann's Group

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Preventing teen dating violence through awareness, education, and advocacy (+video games) in memory of Jennifer Ann Crecente
  • History:
    Good, decent people that want to help out a friend are sometimes murdered in cold blood.

    And the bogeyman isn't always under the bed.

    Sometimes he's the kid that lives down the street.

    Our organization is going to do everything that it can to ensure that no other parent has to be awakened in the middle of the night by friends pounding on the door. No more groggy-eyed astonishment. No more shocked out-of-body emptiness.

    No more realization that nothing will ever be the same again. Nothing.

    We will educate young people about danger signs. About warning signals. About indications that they are in above their heads and not immortal.

    And then we'll point them in the right direction - toward the many groups that offer assistance, counseling and protection. We will not rest until every young person has been educated about an epidemic that impacts over 20% of our teenage population*.

    Ignorance will not be an excuse. We won't stop until this knowledge is as fundamental as looking both ways when you cross the street.

    I can't bring my baby back. Jennifer is gone, and as powerless as I may be about that, I refuse to allow this to continue unabated. Please join our forum on Teen Dating Violence so that you can join in conversations about this worldwide problem. We are a young organization but have ambition, passion and an energy borne of desperation.

    Please keep Jennifer in your hearts and prayers. I sincerely wish you could have known her.">Jennifer Ann Crecente was a high school honors student that was murdered by an ex-boyfriend on February 15, 2006. Our group w...(read more)
  • Website: http://jenniferann.org/
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Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence/Jane Doe Inc. brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • History: As the only sexual and domestic violence statewide, non-profit, advocacy, membership organization in Massachusetts, Jane Doe ...(read more)
  • Website: www.janedoe.org
  • Phone Number: 617-263-2200

Reach Beyond Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: REACH is committed to advancing the safety, healing, and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence, through direct service and education, while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds.
  • History: REACH began in 1981 as the Waltham Battered Women Support Committee, Inc., founded by a committed group of volunteers who saw...(read more)
  • Website: http://reachma.org/
  • Phone Number: 781-891-0724

Center For Survivor Agency & Justice

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • History: The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice fosters systemic change that better aligns what communities provide with what work...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.csaj.org/
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Massachusetts Legal Help

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights.
  • History: The Domestic Violence section of MassLegalHelp has important information for victims and survivors of domestic violence about...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.masslegalhelp.org/domestic-violence
  • Phone Number: 877-785-2020

Little Warriors

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Little Warriors is committed to providing awareness and information about child sexual abuse, providing prevention strategies and extending information about healing and support.
  • History: Founded in 2008, Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sex...(read more)
  • Website: http://littlewarriors.ca/
  • Phone Number: 855-922-9010

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Wayside is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and integrity in providing leading edge counseling, family support, residential and educational services for building strength, hope and resiliency in youth, families and communities.
  • History: Wayside’s story began in 1977 when a group of citizens formed one of the first residences in New England for runaway and ho...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.waysideyouth.org/
  • Phone Number: 508-620-0010 ext. 204

Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergency

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Women's Advocates is a safe place where battered women and their children can escape domestic violence.
  • History: In addition to providing shelter, Women’s Advocates provides advocacy, personalized support (including mental health therap...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.wadvocates.org/
  • Phone Number: 617-355-4760

Click to Empower - Allstate Foundation

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Allstate Foundation helps domestic violence survivors prepare for the future by helping them better understand and manage their personal finances.
  • History: Nearly 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence during their lifetime. And, research shows that lacking financial knowledge ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.clicktoempower.org/
  • Phone Number: (847) 402-5600

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
  • History: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes provides news, commentary and philosophy relevant to ending sexualized violence and masculinities.
  • Website: http://walkamileinhershoesinternational.blogspot.com/
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Women's Coalition of St. Croix

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: WCSC is a grassroots organization, providing assistance and advocacy to victims of crime and families in need on St. Croix, in the U. S. Virgin Islands including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling and emergency shelter.
  • History: In 1981, a symposium for women writers, including Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and Dr. Gloria Joseph, was held at the College o...(read more)
  • Website: www.wcstx.com
  • Phone Number: 340-773-9272

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Mission Statement is to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services.
  • History: The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic...(read more)
  • Website: http://gmdvp.org/about-us/
  • Phone Number: 617-354-6056

Family of Men Support Society

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Men are looking for non-judgmental people to just listen to their problems. Whether they are perpetrators, 12%, or victims of the system, 88%, they just want to have a non-judgmental person listen to them and verify that they are not the only man experiencing what they are going through.
  • History: For more than 10 years the Family of Men has operated a telephone crisis line.The daily averages of callers are 2 per day. Of...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.familyofmen.com/
  • Phone Number: 403-242-4077

Men's Resource Center for Change

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Men's Resource Center for Change is to support men in developing healthy self-awareness and meaningful personal relationships with women, children and other men that move beyond the limits of masculine stereotypes and social patterns that have divided men historically.
  • History:
    In 1988, the MRC incorporated as a non-profit organization and began offering an array of programs, projects, and services. The domestic abuse program, then called Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE) began in 1989; it was among the first programs to be certified when the state began doing so in 1991. Now called Moving Forward, the program also includes anger management classes, Conscious Communication workshops, and youth violence prevention services. The Youth Programs began in 1990 as the High School Education Project; both the Support Groups and Fathering programs started in 1993 (and then merged). Through these activities thousands of men, women, and young people have been affected by the MRC's message.

    The Men's Resource Connection officially changed its name to the Men's Resource Center of Western Massachusetts in 1993. In 1996, the MRC inaugurated an awards celebration, each year honoring community members whose lives and work reflect a new vision of masculinity, leadership, and social change. In 1998, the MRC conducted an intensive training for a group in the Southwest which resulted in the creation of the independent Men's Resource Center of Northern New Mexico. Later that year, the organization purchased a building in downtown Amherst to house its administrative offices and many of its programs. In 1999, the MRC expanded its weekly support group program to Northampton and opened an office in the city of Springfield. The MOVE program began operating groups in our Springfield office, plus groups in Greenfield and Athol to the north, and Belchertown to the east, and the support programs offer open drop-in support groups in Amherst, Northampton, and Greenfield; a group for male survivors of childhood abuse and neglect in Amherst; and a group in Amherst for gay, bisexual, and questioning men.

    In October 2003, the MRC officially went international, with a 12-day training visit to Japan in which we talked about the MRC's approach to stopping domestic violence. For many years, though, the MRC had hosted numerous visitors from many countries, including Sweden, Norway, South Africa, and the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

    In May 2005, in recognition of the fact that our voice extends well beyond western Massachusetts, the MRC changed its name to the Men's Resource Center for Change.">The roots of the Men's Resource Center for Change go back over 30 years. In 1981 the National Conference on Men and Masculini...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.mrcforchange.org/
  • Phone Number: 413-253-9887

Arts & Healing Network

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: AHN is an online resource for anyone interested in the transformational power of art.
  • History: The Arts & Healing Network offers a wealth of information about using art to heal oneself, another person, a community and/or...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.artheals.org/
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Key Program Inc.

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Key's mission is to assist troubled youth and their families with developing positive life skills and life experiences so that they may pursue productive and rewarding lives.
  • History: For more than 30 years, Key has received the strong support of public agencies, private foundations, and the social services ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.key.org/
  • Phone Number: 781-894-4307

Resource For A Recourse

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Essentially, this site is meant to provide accurate and relevant information and resources to anyone in an abusive situation now, anyone who has been in an abusive situation in the past, or those trying to help someone in an abusive situation
  • History: As an administrator of the Perverted Justice Foundation, I've often been asked questions regarding the statues of limitation ...(read more)
  • Website: http://resourceforarecourse.com/
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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.
  • History: In 1986, Asians made up 2.4 percent of the total population in Massachusetts and were primarily immigrants and refugees withi...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.atask.org
  • Phone Number: 617-338-2350

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Resources for ritual abuse survivors, mind control survivors, their therapists, ministers, families, friends, and researchers
  • History: We have been collecting these resources since 1995, so many books are now out of print and many websites are no longer on the...(read more)
  • Website: http://ra-info.org/
  • Phone Number:

Abby's House

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Abby’s House is committed to ending homelessness. In this spirit, we have expanded the number of service-enriched, affordable housing units and converted two abandoned houses into beautiful homes.
  • History: The concept of Abby's House began with an invitation to Annette Rafferty from the Worcester Urban Ministry Commission. It was...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.abbyshouse.org/
  • Phone Number: 508-756-5486
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