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ON CAMPUS: 508.999.9191 (9191)
OFF-CAMPUS: 911

For more information, please visit the university's Sexual Violence Resource webpage.

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 On Campus

 

UMassD Police Department
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
508.999.9191

Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality
508.910.6567

Counseling Center
508.999.8648 or 508.999.8650

LiveWell: Office of Health Promotion
508.910.6965

Student Affairs
508.999.8640


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Off Campus Support & Hotlines

 

 

The Women's Center
Office: 508.996.3343
24-Hour Hotline: 508.999.6636 (99WOMEN)
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)
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

  

Statewide

Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
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.

Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program
Click here for more information and a listing of certified intimate partner abuse education programs throughout Massachusetts.


Nationwide:


National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.7233 (1.800.799.SAFE)


LGBTQ+ Resources

Statewide:

Fenway Health, Violence Recovery Program
1.800.834.3242

  • 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
Crisis Line: 1.800.832.1901


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: 800.832.1901

  • 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:

Anti-Violence Program
24-Hour Bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline: 212.714.1141

  • AVP, the largest anti-LGBTQ+violence organization in the country, offers information and referrals to local anti-LGBTQ+ violence resources across the country.
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