Local and Remote
Resources and Support During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
While many offices on campus and local service providers have moved to remote work, please be assured that we remain available and committed to providing resources and support to our community members impacted by sexual and domestic violence. Please continue to contact us by email and phone using the information in the Resources section of this site. In addition to the options and providers listed in the Resources section, Futures Without Violence has made available Information On COVID-19 For Survivors, Communities, And DV/SA Programs.
- MetroWest Medical Center
- Newton Wellesley Hospital
- Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services
- Framingham Police
Metro West Medical Center
115 Lincoln St.
24 Washington Street
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) available
508.640.5432 TTY 508.628.6303
Advocates PES team provides mobile crisis intervention services to individuals of all ages and families, regardless of ability to pay, in the greater MetroWest area. They seek to understand and engage an individual experiencing a crisis, along with his or her support system, in a way that maximizes personal preferences, goals and safety.
REMOTE - Phone or online, some in-person services available
The following organizations provide CONFIDENTIAL services, most at no-cost.
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
- Voices Against Violence - Framingham
- BARCC (Boston Area Rape Crisis Center)
- Fenway Health (LGBTQ+ Support)
- Our Deaf Survivors Center
- Make The Connection (Veteran Support)
Voices provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the MetroWest area. Services are provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and are available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
Services include a 24-hour hotline at 800.593.1125 or 508.626.8686 (TTY-friendly), crisis intervention, confidential short term emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, information and referrals, and medical, legal and criminal justice advocacy.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE(4673). This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock.
RAINN also offers an Online Hotline, a secure web-based hotline that provides live and completely confidential help to victims through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
BARCC offers free, confidential services to survivors, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older. If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted, you can call their 24-hour hotline at 800.841.8371.
The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway Health provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct. For help or information call the Violence Recovery Program at 617.927.6250 or 800.834.3242. After 5:00 pm or on the weekends, call Safelink at 877.785.2020
MaleSurvivor.org provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of hope, healing, & support.
Domestic and Sexual Violence hotline for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind victims and survivors. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 9 AM. Signing Volunteer Advocates will be available for support during a crisis, to give emotional support, peer support, information and referrals. (During business days from 9 to 5 PM, survivors will be provided referrals for continuing support.) All services are provided in ASL and are confidential. The toll-free hotline number is: 844.ODSC.SAFE (844.637.2723)
MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as military sexual trauma(MST), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.