Domestic Violence Resources

Local Police — dial 911


Counseling and Support Services




  • Men's Initiative for Jane Doe - 617-557-1830
  • Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project - 800-832-1901


  • AWAKE (Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergency) - 617-355-4750, Children's Hospital Boston
  • The Child Witness to Violence Project - 617-414-4244, Boston Medical Center
  • The Children's Charter Trauma Clinic - 781-894-4307
  • Wayside Youth and Family Support Network - 508-620-0010 X 204
    Child Violence Intervention Project


Teen Dating Violence Services
  • Reach Hotline (800) 899-4000
  • PAVE (Peers Against Violence) Hotline (781) 891-0724 x119
  • Journey to Teen Safety Program (781) 647-5327 and ask for Journey to Safety
  • National Teen Dating Helpline -
    (866) 331-9474, (866)331-8453 TTY
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs Teen Dating Violence Websites

Other Services

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - 781-982-3318
  • The Eliot Center –Concord, Massachusetts - 978-369-0908
  • Parmenter VNA and Community Care - 508-358-3000


Books and Other Reading Materials

  • Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why” by Susan Fonward and Joan Torres (Bantam, 2002)
  • When Love Goes Wrong: What To Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right” by Ann Jones and Susan Schechter (HarperCollins, 1992)
  • The Family and Friends Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk, and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused” by Elaine Weiss (Volcano Press)
  • You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women” by Ginny Nicarthy and Sue Davidson, Seal Press 2005
  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence- From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror” by Judith Herman, Basic Books, 1997
  • Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men” by Lundy Bancroft (Putnam Adult, 2002)
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and Respond To It” by Patricia Evans (Adams Media Corp., 1996)
  • Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free” by Elaine Weiss (Volcano Press, 2004)
  • "Not To People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages" by Susan Weitzman (Basic Books, 2000)
  • I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of a Battered Woman" by Michele Weldon (Hazelden, 1999)
  • In Love and In Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships” by Barrie Levy (Seal Press, 1993)
  • Dating Violence: Young Women In Danger” edited by Barrie Levy (Seal Press, 1991)
  • But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive, Dating Relationships” by Dr. Jill Murray (Regan Books, 2000)
  • Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt” by Joan Rubin-Deutsch, Network for Women’s Lives (978) 287-4089 (Pamphlet)
  • "What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Abuse: Breaking the Cycle of Violence" by Vernon R. Wiehe
  • "The Experiences and Views of Disabled Children and Their Siblings" by Clare Connors and Kristen Stalker
  • "No More Misbehavin’: 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them" by Michele Borba
  • "Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline" by Barbara Coloroso
  • Keeping The Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse” by Marie M. Fortune