In the event of an emergency, call 911

Officer Amy Rando

Family Services Officer
[email protected]

Mollie Brackin

Email: [email protected]

Hotline: 617-623-5900 

Services are free, confidential, and available in multiple languages: hotline available 8am-8pm, emergency shelter, counseling, safety planning, advocacy, and educational programing.

Domestic Violence Services – Riverside Community Care

Riverside Community Care
270 Bridge Street, Suite 301
Dedham MA 02026

Casa Myrna

24 Hour Hotline: 877-785-2020

Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency..

Mystic Valley Elder Services

Protective Services—Elder Abuse

Phone: 781-324-7705


If you’re experiencing abuse, intimidation, or neglect—or if you suspect that an older adult in your life is a victim of abuse or neglect (including self-neglect)—please call the state’s Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-922-2275 or fill out this online form. Your identity will be kept confidential.

For more information, visit the National Center on Elder Abuse.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. During the pandemic suicide rates have increased. Help is out there. Please call or encourage your loved one to call 800-273-TALK (8255).

Child Witness to Violence Project

*For children ages 0-8 who are hidden victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events.

Step Up: Men Against Violence

Mission Statement
Our mission is to support the work of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV), Wakefield Alliance Against Violenece (WAAV), and Stoneham Alliance Against Violence (SAAV) by developing a network of individuals and organizations to work with men and boys to promote and cultivate a culture of gender equality, mutual respect, and healthy relationships.

Vision Statement
Our vision is to support a community where men and boys are accountable and empowered with the knowledge and tools to actively engage in transforming our culture to prevent male violence in all its forms, and where all male-identifying members embrace healthy masculinity.

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm:

WCAT Studios
24 Hemlock Rd in Wakefield
or can be accessed via zoom.

For more information, contact John Spinelli, Men Against Violence Coordinator, at [email protected]

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Hotline: 800-841-8371
YWCA North Shore Hotline: 800-922-8772
Rape Crisis Center

Saheli Helpline (response within 24 hours): 1-866-4 SAHELI

Saheli’s mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to live safe and healthy lives. Led by a small staff and dedicated volunteers headquartered in Burlington, MA and Shrewsbury, NH, Saheli is uniquely focused on the needs of South Asians (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Saheli staff and volunteers speak most South Asian languages, not limited to Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi and others.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

If you need help, call Hotline:

(Chinese-Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Vietnamese) 617-338-2355
Alternative House (Khmer) 978-454-1436
Daybreak (Vietnamese) 508-755-9030
DOVE (Chinese) 617-471-1234
Everywoman’s Center (Chinese) 888-337-0800
HarborCOV (Khmer) 617-884-9909
Lowell Asian Project Against Domestic Violence (Khmer) 978-4543651
South Asian Clinic (Indian dialects; Chinese) 617-591-6420

Our Deaf Survivors Center

Our Deaf Survivors Center (ODSC) is a non-profit that provides services to survivors and victims of sexual and domestic violence in the Deaf Community. The Deaf Community includes all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafend, and Deaf Blind.

Phone: 978-479-2678
Video Phone: 978-451-7225

Women and Families Abuse Program

Support group geared towards individuals ages 50+ being abused by a family member or partner. This unique program is a joint effort between Greater Lynn Senior Services, Healing Abuse Working for Change of Salem, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Lynn. Call the program director at 781-599-0110.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Our mission is to empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence.
We offer:

  • free, comprehensive services that support adult and child survivors as they heal from the trauma of domestic abuse;
  • programs in schools that teach students how to lead conversations about healthy relationships, recognize signs of an abusive relationship, and become empowered to make positive and healthy decisions;
  • tools and strategies to reduce domestic violence homicides;
  • a court-ordered education program for those who use violence in an intimate relationship.

Our team is comprised of 45 staff members who use evidence-based approaches to meet the complex needs of adults and children in crisis due to domestic violence.

While we all have different roles—from administration to fundraising, advocates to attorneys, educators to program facilitators—we all share a common goal. We are dedicated to ending domestic violence and providing care for survivors and their families.

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