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In January of 1997 the HAVEN Program (Hospitals Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) officially launched. HAVEN at MGH works as part of the broader movement to end intimate partner abuse by improving and enhancing our health care response to patients, employees, and community members who have been impacted by abuse. Currently, HAVEN offers multi-lingual, full time coverage at MGH Boston, MGH Chelsea and MGH Revere.

Newton–Wellesley Hospital Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides free and confidential domestic and sexual violence services for both survivors of domestic and sexual violence and health care providers. The Hospital program works to provide comprehensive, culturally-competent care specific to the needs of the individual survivor.

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.

Other Resources

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

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.

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.

Futures Without Violence
For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. Our vision is a future without violence that provides education, safety, justice, and hope.
Futures Without Violence

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. 

Love is Respect
Loveisrespect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of Break the Cycle and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Mass Legal Help
The Domestic Violence section of MassLegalHelp has important information for victims and survivors of domestic violence about their rights concerning child support, housing, employment, immigration, making it on your own, criminal complaints, Chapter 209A Abuse Prevention Orders ("restraining orders"), custody and visitation, separation and divorce, paternity, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that used to be called Department of Social Services (DSS), personal property, and doing a case in the Probate and Family Court. 
Mass Legal Help

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.

Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence:  A National Resource Center
This project offers information for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking.

We provide access (links) to some external websites for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of those outside resources or sites, nor does it endorse them. This site is not an attempt to provide any counseling or other type of intervention. 


Domestic Violence Hotline, 877-785-2020
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, 800-841-8371

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233

Call the Police at 911

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