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Resources for Survivors of sexual trauma

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

Western Mass

  • Crisis Centers

    • Elizabeth Freeman Center - 43 Francis Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201

      • Hotline: (866) 401-2425

      • Office: (413) 499-2425

      • Elizabeth Freeman Center offers free and confidential counseling, shelter, legal advocacy, safety planning, teen dating violence prevention education, a 24/7 hotline, and much more.

    • New England Learning Center for Women in Transition - 479 Main St, Greenfield, MA, 01301

      • Hotline: (413) 772-0806

      • TTY: (413) 772-0815

      • Office: (413) 772-0871

      • The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) is the sexual and domestic violence crisis center of Franklin County and North Quabbin. They offer counseling, advocacy, and resources to individuals whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual abuse and they assist in prevention and education work to decrease violence in the community.

    • Center for Women and Community, UMASS - New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, Amherst, MA 01003

      • Hotline: (413) 545-0800

      • TTY: (413) 577-0940

      • Office: (413) 545-0883

      • CWC offers many services to meet the needs of the diverse cultural and linguistic populations of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Five Colleges and the surrounding Hampshire County community.

    • YWCA of Western MA - 1 Clough St, Springfield, MA, 01118

      • Hotline: (800) 796-8711

      • TTY: (413) 733-7100

      • Office: (413) 732-3121

      • Statewide Spanish Hotline: (800) 223-5001

      • For over 145 years, the YWCA has served our region, guided by its founding principle: to provide shelter, support services, and tools for self-sufficiency for women and girls in our community. Today, the YWCA provides safe places for women and children in crisis. It offers women counseling, job training, child-care, and health and fitness.

    • Alianza

      • Alianzadv.org

      • 1-877-536-1628

      • Alianza is dedicated to assisting, supporting and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and abuse.

  • Mental Health

    • Behavioral Health Network - multiple locations

      • 413-587-6200

      • 1-888-967-6622

      • Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) is a regional provider of comprehensive behavioral health services for adults, children and families.

    • The Center for Human Development (CHD) - multiple locations

      • 1-844-CHD-HELP / 1-844-243-4357

      • The Center for Human Development (CHD) provides a broad range of high-quality, community-oriented human services dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need.

    • River Valley Counseling Center - multiple locations

      • 413-540-1234

      • River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) is a multifaceted community-based mental health agency that has been changing lives and empowering people throughout the Pioneer Valley since 1953.

    • ServiceNet - multiple locations

      • 413-584-6855

      • ServiceNet is a non-profit human service agency that provides essential services to people living with mental illness, developmental delay or disability, brain injury, homelessness, addiction, and other challenges.

    • Assurance Behavioral Health - 15 Atwood Dr. Suite 302, Northampton

      • 413-507-3727

      • Assurance strives to end the stigma associated with mental health issues and eliminate the barriers which prevent persons from getting the help they need.

    • South Bay Community Services - 140 High St. #230, Springfield

      • 413-495-1500

      • South Bay is a community-based, behavioral health care organization offering a continuum of services including adult behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, children’s behavioral health, autism services and early childhood services.

    • West Central Family and Counseling - 103 Myron St., Suite A, West Springfield

      • 413-592-1980

  • Holistic Healing

    • Survivor Arts Collective

      • https://www.survivorartscollective.com/

      • (413) 230-8816

      • Peer, trans and queer led collective. Art based support groups and peer counseling for all survivors. Trauma informed care, bystander intervention, and transformative justice community education training, as well as grassroots community mutual aid and care network.

Central Mass

  • Kiva Centers

    • 508-751-9600

    • Website: kivacenters.org

    • Address: 427 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608

    • Kiva Centers is a nationally recognized peer-run and trauma-informed organization that offers training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities statewide across Massachusetts.

  • Pathways for Change (Worcester, Fitchburg, Southbridge, and North Brookfield)

    • 1-800-870-5905

    • https://pathwaysforchange.help/pfc/

    • Mission: Provide inclusive and fully accessible services to those whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence along with education geared toward ending sexual violence, across Central Massachusetts.

  • Wayside Trauma Intervention Services (Milford and Franklin)

  • Voices Against Violence (Framingham and Marlborough)

    • 1-800-593-1125

    • https://www.smoc.org/voices-against-violence.php

    • Voices provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the MetroWest area. Services are provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and are available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.


Eastern Mass

  • Crisis Centers

    • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

      • Hotline: 1-800- 841-8371 24/7

      • Website: http://www.barcc.org/help

      • http://www.barcc.org/help/services/immediate

      • Details: BARCC provides a 24 hotline. It also provides free individual and group counseling, legal assistance, support groups, post-assault housing, and medical advocacy immediately after a rape.

      • All programs are offered in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole.

    • Samaritans Hotline

    • The Center for Hope and Healing (Lowell)

      • 1-800-542-5212

      • https://chhinc.org/

      • The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc. is committed to providing high quality services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. To that end, we provide individual and group counseling; legal and medical advocacy; provide resources and referrals as needed and offer a 24-hour crisis hotline. All of our services are free and confidential, regardless of insurance, income, citizenship, or any other barriers. We are committed to serving survivors of all identities, expressions, and life experiences.

    • YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts (Lawrence, Lynn, Beverly, Haverhill, and Newburyport)

    • A Safe Place (Nantucket)

      • 508-228-2111

      • https://www.asafeplacenantucket.org/

      • A Safe Place provides free, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are dedicated to eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault, and empowering every woman, man and child in the Nantucket community to live a life free of violence. Our services include direct services as well as preventive education, supervised family visitation, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and much more.

    • A New Day (Brockton, Quincy, Weymouth, and Plymouth)

      • 508-588-8255

      • https://healthimperatives.org/a-new-day-rape-crisis-program/

      • Our A New Day program provides free assistance to survivors of sexual assault or trafficking at any time after the experience, including in the immediate aftermath, years later, or any time in between. Confidential counseling and support are available for individuals and groups. We also have an advocacy team to assist survivors with medical and police matters.

    • Independence House (Barnstable, Falmouth, Orleans, and Provincetown)

      • 1-800-439-6507

      • https://independencehouse.org/programs-and-services/sexual-violence-rape-crisis-program/

      • Independence House offers individual counseling, advocacy and group counseling for survivors of: rape, incest, stalking, sexual harassment, molestation, childhood sexual assault and intimate partner sexual abuse. Counseling is free, confidential and available for survivors of all ages and genders, as well as partners, families and friends. Independence House will help no matter how recent or long ago rape or sexual assault happened.

    • CONNECT to End Violence (Oak Bluffs and Edgartown)

      • 508-696-7233

      • https://www.mvcommunityservices.org/services/domestic-sexual-violence-services/

      • CONNECT to End Violence, a dual domestic violence program and rape crisis center, provides free and confidential services to individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic or sexual violence as well as loved ones, friends, acquaintances or coworkers who may also be impacted. Our services are available to all genders, abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, demographics etc. All services, including bilingual, are available on a walk-in basis, or by appointment.

    • New Hope (Attleborough, Taunton, and Webster)

      • 1-800-323-4673

      • http://www.new-hope.org/sexual-assault-services/

      • New Hope engages survivors, stakeholders and communities to build an anti-violence movement. Using a trauma-informed practice, we work with those impacted by sexual and domestic violence, as well as those persons who use abuse in their intimate relationships. We are committed to practices that promote racial and gender equity, while also elevating persons living with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ identified persons and immigrants.

    • Fenway Community Health Center

      • Phone: 800-834- 3242 (Violence Recovery Program 617-927- 6250)

      • Address: Various addresses around Boston

      • Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

      • Website: www.fenwayhealth.org

      • Description: counseling, support groups, advocacy specifically for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, and police misconduct

    • Birch House

      • https://birch-house.org/

      • The bIRch house is a supportive community dedicated to healing for female adult survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse through programs,resources, education and advocacy.

    • Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC)

      • Phone: 617-661- 1010

      • Address: One West Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

      • Website: www.clsacc.org

      • Services: provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people.

    • Cambridge Health Alliance

      • Phone: 617-665- 2992

      • Website: http://www.challiance.org/Services/VictimResourceCenter.aspx

      • Address: 26 Central St., Somerville

      • Services: Provides long and short term individual and group therapy for survivors of trauma, including survivors of rape and sexual assault. The center is also linked with advocacy services and can make referrals for health, legal and community resources as well. Groups they offer include trauma informed groups, groups about trauma and the body, healthy relationships groups, and more!

    • Cambridge Women’s Center

      • http://www.cambridgewomenscenter.org/programs/groups.html

    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

      • Website: http://www.nami.org/Hometemplate.cfm

      • Phone: 1-800-950-6264 ; (703) 524-7600

      • Address: Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3042

    • The Meeting Point

      • Website: http://themeetingpoint.org/

      • Address: 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

      • “The Meeting Point is a collaboration of independent practitioners [offering mental health and bodywork services] who know that oppression is pathology and that social justice heals.”

  • Holistic Healing

    • Beth Israel's Violence Prevention and Recovery Center

    • Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

      • https://cambridgeinsight.org/

      • CIMC is an urban refuge and teaching center for all who seek inner peace through the liberating practice of Insight Meditation (vipassana). Adults of all cultural and spiritual backgrounds, races, nationalities, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities are welcome here.

    • Impact Boston

      • http://impactboston.com/classes/classessurvivors/

      • All IMPACT classes are taught with an awareness of the lasting effects of abuse and trauma. Survivors regularly participate in all our women’s, men’s, LGBTQ, and youth classes. Some survivors prefer IMPACT classes that are specifically designed for people who have experienced abuse. Survivor classes have a deeper focus on the ways in which abuse affects people’s experiences of their bodies and their safety.

    • Beyond Surviving: Virtual Support Community & Coaching

      • https://www.rachelgrantcoaching.com/services/

      • Beyond Surviving, has been specifically designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Based on her educational training, study of neuroscience, and lessons learned from her own journey, she has successfully used this program since 2007 to help her clients break free from the past and move on with their lives.


Resources for Male-Identifying Survivors

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

    • Hotline: 1-800- 841-8371 24/7

    • Website: http://www.barcc.org/help

    • http://www.barcc.org/help/services/immediate

    • Details: BARCC provides a 24 hotline. It also provides free individual and group counseling, legal assistance, support groups, post-assault housing, and medical advocacy immediately after a rape.

    • All programs are offered in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole.

  • 1 in 6

    • Website: https://1in6.org/

    • The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

  • MaleSurvivor

    • Website: https://malesurvivor.org/

    • MaleSurvivor is an organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.


Hotlines

  • BHN Crisis Services - Liberty St. Springfield, MA 01104

    • 413-733-6661 or 800-437-5922 417

  • National suicide prevention lifeline

    • 800-273-TALK (8255)

    • Spanish 1-888-628-9454

  • SAMHSA national helpline

    • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    • Spanish: 1-877-696-6775

  • National domestic violence hotline

    • 800-799-SAFE (7233) (multiple languages)

  • National sexual assault hotline

    • 800-656-HOPE (4673) (multiple languages)

  • Disaster distress helpline

    • (800) 985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)

  • Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

    • 1-800-656-4673

    • live chat at rainn.org

  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

  • Safe Helpline

    • https://www.safehelpline.org/

    • DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

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