24-Hour HOTLINE:508.999.6636  

405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: 508.996.3343
Fax: 508.999.7139

Spanish & Portuguese
bilingual support available

209 Bedford Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone: 508.672.1222

(Appointment via main office only)

TTY: 508.996.1177
24-Hour Hotline: 508.999.6636
Our Service Areas:
Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fall River, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford,Rochester, Somerset, Swansea, Wareham and Westport

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Independence House

Serving the Cape and the Islands, Independence House provides comprehensive resource on Cape Cod with a full range of services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and their children.

South Shore Women's Center

Provides court advocacy and services for victims of domestic violence.

Jane Doe Inc.

The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. This organization provides connections to organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Serves as a national information and referral center for the general public, media, battered women and their children, allied and member agencies and organizations.

Since 1978, offering a 24-hour hotline, multilingual crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, confidential shelter (90 days), emergency Safe Homes(1-14 days), legal and medical advocacy, support with related issues, such as housing, employment, victim compensation and other services.
Since 1997, providing comprehensive services to youth who have been traumatized by physical and/or sexual violence, including clinical assessments, diagnosis, and treatment with licensed child therapists.
Offering emergency short-term shelter, confidential temporary shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence, and confidential temporary shelter for women affected by domestic violence AND substance abuse or mental health issues.
Offering SafePlan (MOVA - Massachusetts Office of Victims' Assistance) at the District and Probate Court for 209A assistance with on-call support, court program manager available at the center from Monday through Friday (8:30am - 4:30pm), referrals to New Center for Legal Advocacy and Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.
Offering medical advocacy service for Southcast Hospitals and St. Anne's Hospital with a 24/7 hotline and response for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in the emergency room. Trained volunteer or staff are on-call to respond with-in one hour. Responder offers confidential support as an advocate, connecting survivors to services and counseling information, resources and referrals.
Offering individual crisis and on-going counseling services for men, women and children, as well as workshops and group counseling for children, teens and adults. Group counseling includes:

  • Self Esteem
  • Empowerment
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Development Disabilities
  • Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence