Health Education, Promotion & Wellness



Dating & Relationship Violence Resources

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL...
ON CAMPUS: 508.999.9191 (9191)
OFF-CAMPUS: 911

 oncampus    On Campus

Public Safety
www.umassd.edu/publicsafety
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
508.999.9191

Counseling Center
www.umassd.edu/counseling

508.999.8648 or 508.999.8650

Student Affairs
508.999.8600

Women's Resource Center
508.910.4584
www.umassd.edu/wrc


offcampus    Off-Campus Support & Hotlines

The Women's Center
Office: 508.996.3343
24-Hour Hotline: 508.999.6636 (99WOMEN)
www.thewomenscentersc.com
405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

> All services are free and confidential.
> 24-Hour Hotline 508.999.6636 (99WOMEN). Professionally trained volunteers provide immediate crisis intervention to victims of domestic/relationship violence.
> Emergency shelter. A 90-day confidential shelter for women who have been battered (and their children). A 5-day safe-home program is also available. Safe Homes are individual sites in private homes that offer short-term safety (up to 5 days) to women, children, and gay men who are fleeing domestic/relationship violence.
> Court Advocacy Program. Accompaniment to court to file Restraining Orders (209A) and/or criminal charges.
> Medical, Legal, Housing, and Other Social Program Advocacy
> Information and Referral Services


SSTAR, Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services
Office: 508.675.0087
24-Hour Hotline: 877.301.4357 (877.301.HELP)
www.sstar.org
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720

> All victims of domestic violence are eligible for services. Most insurance plans are accepted, and services are available free of charge for those individuals who do not have insurance or an ability to pay.
> 24-Hour Hotline: 877.301.4357 (877.301.HELP)
> Court Advocacy Program. Accompaniment to court to file Restraining Orders (209A) and/or criminal charges.
> Medical, Legal, Housing, and Other Social Program Advocacy
> Individual and Group Counseling
> Batterer Intervention Program
> Same-sex Battering Services
> Information and Referral Services


Our Sisters' Place
> Offers shelter and support services to women and their children who are fleeing an abusive relationship.
> All services are free and confidential.
> 24-Hour Hotline: 508.677.0224


Statewide:

Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
www.janedoe.org  
Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, brings together organizations and people committed to ending sexual assault and domestic violence. Jane Doe, Inc., also operates SafeLink (see below).

SafeLink: 1.877.785.2020
SafeLink is a 24-hour, multi-lingual hotline for programs in Massachusetts. An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs, and other resources. They can connect you to services for both domestic/relationship violence and sexual assault.

Batterer Intervention Program Services
Visit www.mass.gov/dph/fch/bi/ for a listing of certified batterer intervention programs throughout Massachusetts.


Nationwide:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.ndvh.org
1.800.799.7233 (1.800.799.SAFE)

National Center for Victims of Crime
1.800.394.2255 (1.800.FYI.CALL), Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
www.ncvc.org
gethelp@ncvc.org
Visit their online Resource Centers for Dating Violence and Stalking.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1.877.739.3895
www.nsvrc.org


GLBT Resources

Statewide:

Fenway Community Health, Violence Recovery Program
1.800.834.3242

www.fenwayhealth.org
VRP@fenwayhealth.org

> Provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, bias crime, and police misconduct.
> Other services include the region's only support group for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, a support group for GLBT domestic violence survivors, advocacy with the courts and police, and assistance with victim compensation.
> Short-term counseling to survivors and their families
> Information and Referral Services


Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
Office: 617.354.6056
Crisis Line: 1.800.832.1901

www.gmdvp.org
support@gmdvp.org

The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Program offers shelter, guidance, and resources to gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove them from violent situations and relationships.


The Network / La Red
Office: 617.695.0877
Hotline: 617.742.4911
www.thenetworklared.org
info@thenetworklared.org


> Services for abused lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people
> English/Spanish bilingual hotline
> Emergency shelter through a Safe Homes program. Safe Homes are individual sites in private homes that offer short-term safety (up to 14 days) to battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people and their children and pets who are fleeing domestic/relationship violence
> Medical, Legal, Housing, and Other Social Program Advocacy
> Information and Referral Services


Nationwide:

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
24-Hour Bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline: 212.714.1141

www.avp.org/ncavp.htm

> A coalition of over 20 GLBT victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the United States
> Information and referrals to programs across the country



 Last Updated On: 3/27/08

Contact Info:

Beth-Anne Vieira, MPH
Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion
T - 508.910.6965
bvieira@umassd.edu