Domestic Abuse Websites
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Abuse of Power
This website is for and by women who have been abused by intimate partners who are police officers or firefighters.
Abuse of Power
This first group of websites provides general information on what domestic violence is, how to get help, and links to just about any aspect of abuse you might look for, including safety plans, links to Power and Control wheels and extensive lists of books, articles and of state coalitions. Scroll down (or use the links on the right to navigate) for resources on domestic violence in ethnic or religious groups, of deaf women, women with disabilities, lesbians, rural and Native American women. There are also resources focused on what communities can do.
Certified Batterer Intervention Program & Services
Certified batterer intervention programs (BIPs) currently operate in every county of Massachusetts. BIPs work to increase the safety of all domestic violence victims. This site provides a complete listing of certified batterer intervention programs in Massachusetts. BIPs provide educational groups for batterers to stop their abusive behavior. Batterers are taught about the damaging effects of abuse on victims and children. BIPs also teach batterers to use respectful and non-abusive behaviors with their intimate partners and their children.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world.
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence bring together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. We create social change by addressing the root causes of this violence, and promote justice, safety and healing for survivors. JDI advocates for responsive public policy, promotes collaboration, raises public awareness, and supports our member organizations to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services. We are guided by the voices of survivors.
Jane Doe Inc.
Life Span’s Police Domestic Violence Program /S.A.B.L.E Program
Life Span's Police Domestic Violence Program (S.A.B.L.E.) is a unique project that provides specialized counseling, legal, and advocacy services for victims whose abusers are police or other law enforcement personnel.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This site is a valuable resource for perpetrators or victims of domestic violence. The mission of Batterer Intervention Program Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is to promote the safety of domestic violence victims. They work with certified batterer intervention programs across Massachusetts to hold batterers accountable for their abuse and to help them change their behavior.
Batterer Intervention Program
Men Ending Violence
This web site focuses on involving men in the reduction of sexual violence through education, training, funding, and resources. This web page is a part of the Virginia Department of Health's Sexual Violence Prevention Program. The goal of Men Ending Violence is to invite men to participate in efforts to reduce sexual violence. We can no longer think of rape as "just a women's issue." Sexual violence impacts both men and women. As men begin to speak out against sexual violence they become part of the solution.
Men Ending Violence
Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) Program
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program, founded in 1993 by Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, is a leadership program that motivates student-athletes and student leaders to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered "women's issues": rape, battering, and sexual harassment. Until recently, few campus or community-based programs have encouraged young men to work actively on these issues. The mixed gender, racially diverse MVP Program, composed of former professional and college athletes, motivates men and women to work together in preventing gender violence.
Help for Pets: Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark is a new program, the MSPCA, state and city officials are helping get off the ground. Its premise is relatively simple: Law enforcement officials and animal advocates are setting up an underground network for the dogs -- and, in some cases, cats -- of battered women.
The goal is to give women the freedom to escape abusive relationships without having to leave a four-legged creature behind. The plan is to allow the women to bring their animals with them. The pets would be transported to an undisclosed veterinary office for free medical treatment and temporary housing, then placed in a secret foster home for care.
For more information call your local animal shelter or the MSPCA at (617)522-7400.
Link to Noah's Ark
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Getting out of an abusive relationship can be difficult and dangerous, so arm yourself with good information. This site provides a wealth of information for teens, parents, and educators. Help can come from a variety of resources like an adult that you trust, or programs in your school or community. This site provides some resources for teens.
The Child Witness to Violence Project
(CWVP) is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of violence: children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence. The project began in 1992 and currently counsels over 100 children and their families each year, in addition to implementing both national and state-focused training for healthcare professionals, police, educators, and many other social service professionals who confront issues of children witnessing violence. A multi-cultural, multi-lingual staff of social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists and a consulting child psychiatrist staffs CWVP. It is run under the auspices of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
WCADV began its efforts on behalf of older battered women in the mid-80's. In 1994, it was expanded and renamed Domestic Abuse in Later Life. In 1996, WCADV began to broaden its focus to include abuse of people with disabilities. WCADV has established a national presence as a central point of contact on domestic abuse in later life and abuse of people with disabilities. WCADV
Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA)
The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) exists to help crime victims. MOVA promotes this mission through direct victim services, advocacy, legislation and public policy, program and grant administration, professional training, and public education and outreach.
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
The mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
Passageway at Brigham and Women’s Hospital In 1997, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) launched Passageway, a domestic violence intervention program developed by the Office for Women, Family, and Community Programs (OWFCP). Passageway helps the hospital to integrate screening for abuse and domestic violence interventions into routine health care, and also provides information and advocacy for BWH employees.
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HOTLINES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL, AVAILABLE 24 HOURS/7 DAYS, TRANSLATORS AVAILABLE
Domestic Violence Hotline, 877-785-2020
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, 800-841-8371
National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER:
Call the Police at 911
For more information or to discuss domestic abuse concerns you may call the Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
Safelink: a 24 hour Hotline for Information and Referral Call 1-877-785-2020.
If you need Immediate Assistance, dial the police at 911.
This content was last modified on: 12/04/2009