If you or someone you know needs help or support, contact your local sexual assault or domestic violence program to talk about resources and options.
To find the sexual assault and domestic violence program nearest
you in Massachusetts, please
You can also call SafeLink at 1-877-785-2020. SafeLink is a 24-hour, free and multi-lingual domestic violence hotline for programs in
An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs and other resources. They can also connect you to services for both domestic violence and sexual assault.
To speak to a rape crisis counselor in Spanish (Linea directa para sobrevivientes de abuso sexual) call LLamanos y hablemos Mondays through Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
LLamanos y hablemos is the statewide toll free, confidential Spanish language sexual assault helpline.
Llamanos y hablemos at 800-223-5001
Linea ayuda para sobrevivientes de abuso sexual
Llamanos y hablemos a 800-223-5001
TTY: 1-800-688-4889 (Pida por una conexion directa)
To find the domestic violence program nearest you outside of Massachusetts, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233).
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 for the police to come to your aid.
If you are in a violent relationship, one of the most important steps you can take is to make a safety plan for your home and the workplace. These plans contain simple but critical steps you can take to increase your safety given the violence you face in your personal life.
Help a Friend in Need:
Domestic violence and sexual assault will only stop when each and everyone of us decides to take action. Speaking up and reaching out will let your friends, family members and co-workers know they are not alone, and will let abusers know that violence is unacceptable.
If you know someone who has been or is currently a victim of violence, encourage them to seek help. Do not blame them for the problem or embarrass them into thinking that it’s their fault. That just pushes the problem further underground and leaves the person at continued risk. If you would like to talk with someone about how you can help, please call SafeLink at 1-877-785-2020 or the domestic violence or sexual assault program in your area.
No one deserves to be abused. You can find help and support for yourself. Remember that you are the expert about your own life. Don't let anyone talk you into doing something that's not right for you.