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VIOLENCE RECOVERY PROGRAM (VRP) AT FENWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH
The 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.
SAFELINK (MULTI LINGUAL) | Operated by Casa Myrna
The first Massachusetts statewide domestic violence hotline answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in English, Spanish, and TIY. (1-877-521-2601) and provides immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, support, information and referrals, and access to emergency shelter by linking the caller to programs across the state.
BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER | BARCC.org
Volunteers provide hotline crisis counseling, adolescent and family services, support groups, medical advocacy and legal advocacy. BARCC also provides violence prevention education workshops for schools, community groups, teen
centers and businesses throughout the greater Boston area.
EMERGE | EmergeDV.com
Emerge’s mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence.
GAY MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT, Boston |GMDVP.org
800-832-1901 (hotline) | 617-779-2130 | 955 Massachusetts Ave PMB 131, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization providing community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships.
REACH | ReachMA.org
Our mission has extended far beyond our successful hotline service, to become much more of a catalyst in creating strong, healthy families and communities by offering safe housing, shelter and vital services to women, men, children and families who have experienced domestic violence.
GAY AND LESBIAN ADVOCATES AND DEFENDERS (GLAD) | GLAD.org
Members of the GLBT community can call the GLAD hotline to discuss their situations and find out how the law protects gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV. They can obtain information on how to defend their rights, where and how to file a discrimination claim, and get referrals to experienced and friendly attorneys. GLAD will also point them toward other resources that are sympathetic to GLBT and HIV issues.
GREATER BOSTON LEGAL SERVICES | GBLS.org
Main Office: 197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 Map | 617-371-1234 | 800-323-3205 (toll-free) | 617-371-1228 (TDD)
Cambridge/Somerville: 60 Gore Street, Suite 203, Cambridge, MA 02141 Map | 617-603-2700 | 617-494-1757 (TDD)
Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free civil (noncriminal) legal assistance to low-income residents of Boston and 31 additional cities and towns. The help we offer ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on client need.
TOD@S http://todosinaction.org “La transformación de nosotros mismos a través del diálogo, Organización y Servicios (TOD@S) es una colaboración entre organismos de The Network/La Red, la Coalición Gay Negro Hispano, El Programa Contra la Violencia en el Fenway Health y Renovación House, un programa de la Unitaria Universalista Ministerio Urbano. Juntos trabajamos para mejorar y aumentar el acceso a servicios de intervención y prevención para LGBQ/T de color afectadas por el abuso de la pareja a través de la educación, la organización de la comunidad y los servicios directos.”
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (MCAD) | Mass.gov/mcad/
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s (MCAD’s) mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing the Commonwealth’s antidiscrimination laws in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, mortgage lending, and education.
SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM , VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The purpose of the Victim Witness Assistance Program of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office is to provide information, support, and assistance to crime victims, witnesses, and family members. Victim Witness Advocates are located in each of the district courts in the county and the Boston Municipal Court, in the superior court, and in specialized units.
|Boston Municipal Court
Boston Juvenile Court
Brighton District Court
Charlestown District Court
Chelsea District Court
Dorchester District Court
East Boston District Court
Roxbury District Court
South Boston District Court
West Roxbury District Court
Suffolk County Superior Court
Child Abuse Unit
Children’s Advocacy Center
Domestic Violence Unit
Elders & Persons with Disabilities Unit
Gang Violence Unit
Sexual Assault Unit
Chief, Victim Witness Assistance Program
Trans Lifeline US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366 https://www.translifeline.org/ “This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us. Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people. Additionally, our operators will only call emergency services with your expressed consent.”
Virginia LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline | Richmond, VA Live Chat: http://www.vadata.org/chat/ Hotline: 1.866.356.6998 Texting Helpline: 804.793.9999 Toll free, confidential, 24/7/365 hotline for victims, friends or family, allied professionals, and the general public. Trained sexual and domestic violence experts who provide crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, support, and information and referrals to community-based services. Culturally appropriate and sensitive services to the LGTBQ community through the “LGTBQ Helpline”. Chat and cell phone text features.
Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE | TheHotline.org
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter
THE NETWORK/LA RED | TNLR.org
In 1992, The Network/La Red began to offer free services for abused lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks. Today these services have expanded and include a Hotline, Safe Home program, Advocacy program, and Organizing/Outreach program. All services are bilingual and wheelchair- and TTY-accessible. ASL interpreters, air filters, and reimbursement for child-care are available as needed.
IMPACT MODEL MUGGING (SELF-DEFENSE COURSE) | ImpactBoston.com | ModelMugging.org (National)
All IMPACT trainings are designed for all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of physical abilities. The instructor teams have extensive experience in self-defense, education, and counseling.
LLAMAMOS (HOTLINE FOR SPANISH SPEAKING SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT)
RAINN (RAPE, ABUSE, INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK) | RAINN.org
Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. The hotline helped 133,000 sexual assault victims in 2004 and has helped more than 900,000 since it began in 1994.
Other Organizations that Offer Violence Resources and/or Work with Survivors
The NW Network, Seattle, WA
For Ourselves Reworking Gender Expression (FORGE), Milwaukee, WI
Community United Against Violence (CUAV), San Francisco, CA
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
Wingspan Anti-Violence Project, Tucson, AZ
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, DC
Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project, Chicago, IL
Transgender counseling @ The Center, San Diego, CA
Los Angeles Gender Center, Los Angeles, CA
LA Gay and Lesbian Center Anti-Violence Project, Los Angeles, CA
Remembering Our Dead Website