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

Elder Abuse

  •   Elder Abuse Toll-free Hotline
      1-800-922-2275. (V/TDD)

  •   Minuteman Senior Services
      781-272-7177 or 978-263-8720
      25 Third Avenue
      Burlington, MA
  •   Springwell

      Watertown, MA 
  •   Middlesex DA's Elder Abuse Unit

  •   Executive Office of Elder Affairs

  •   National Clearing House on Abuse in Later Life(NCALL)

Elder Abuse Counseling

  •   SafeLink, The Massachusetts Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
      24 hours a day/7days a week/multilingual
      (877) 785-2020
      TTY: (877)521-2601
  • Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
     Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      Boston, MA
      (617) 667-8141
  •   Haven
      Massachusetts General Hospital
      Boston, MA
      (617) 724-0054
  •   Passageway
      Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner Hospitals

      Boston, MA
      (617) 732-8753
  •   Ethos Boston Elder Protective Service Program
      (617) 522-6700
  •   Greater Lynn Senior Services
      (800)594-5164 (TDD 781-477-9632)


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
  • Gifts of Hope Unlimited


Media Resources

  • Domestic Violence: A Guide for Media Coverage
    Iowa Domestic Abuse Death Review Team
  • Reject:  A Documentary Film
    This film about the consequences of interpersonal rejection
     in its many forms is available to borrow from the Roundtable
    Click here for more details.


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