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The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships
The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships



Is It Love or Is It Addiction
Is It Love or
Is It Addiction?



All You Need is Love, and Other Lies About Marriage
All You Need is Love, and Other Lies About Marriage



Angry Men and the Women Who Love them
Angry Men and the
Women Who Love Them



When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

MASSACHUSETTS: Domestic Violence Resources



MY ABUSER HAS A GUN

If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.
Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Laws cover Victims of Domestic Violence.

Passed in 2001, Title 21, Chapter 151A(1) includes leaving employment to protect one's self or children from domestic violence among good cause; including the need to address the physical, psychological, and legal effects of domestic violence. The employer's account is not charged. Contact the Division of Unemployment Assistance for assistance.


Massachusetts Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts
LocationProgramPhone
STATEWIDE Jane Doe, Inc.: Coalition Against DV
Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline
Mass. Victim Compensation & Assistance
Mass. Office for Victim Assistance
Dept. of Corrections Victim Services Unit
877-785-2020
800-223-5001
617-727-2200
617-727-5200
866-6-VICTIM

Barnstable CountyIndependence House800-439-6507

Berkshire CountyElizabeth Freeman Center413-443-0089

Bristol County New Hope
New Bedford Women's Center
STAR (Fall River)
Our Sister's Place
508-226-4588
508-999-6636
508-675-0087
508-677-0224

Dukes CountyCommunity Services
Women's Support Services (Martha's Vinyard)
508-696-SAFE
508-696-7233

Essex County Health & Education Services
Help for Abused Women
Women's Crisis Center (Newburyport)
Women's Resource Center (Lawrence)
978-922-0000
978-744-8552
978-465-2155
800-400-4700

Franklin CountyWomen in Transition/NELCWIT413-772-0806

Hampden County Family Advocacy Center
New Beginnings (Westfield)
Womanshelter (Holyoke)
YWCA/ARCH (Springfield)
413-794-9792
413-562-1920
413-536-1628
413-733-7100

Hampshire County Necessities
Safe Passage
888-345-5282
888-345-5282

Middlesex County Alternative House (Lowell)
Cambridge Health Alliance
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
Respond (Somerville)
Services Against Family Violence (Malden)
Support for Battered Women (Waltham)
Transition House (Cambridge)
Women's Protective Services (Framingham)
Voices of Violence Program
978-454-1436
617-498-1180
800-832-1901
617-623-5900
781-324-2221
800-899-4000
617-661-7203
508-626-8686
800-593-1125

Nantucket CountyA Safe Place508-228-2111

Norfolk CountyDove (Quincy)617-471-1234

Plymouth County Brockton Family Resources
South Shore Women's Center
Womansplace Crisis Center
508-583-5200
508-746-2664
508-588-2041

Suffolk County AsianDV Task Force (Boston)
Cambridge Health Alliance
Casa Myrna Vasquez
Elizabeth Stone House
Finex House
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
Harbor Me (East Boston)
Jewish Family Services
The Network/LaRed (GLBT)
On the Rise
Renewal House (Roxbury)
617-338-2355
617-498-1180
800-992-2600
617-522-3659
617-288-1054
800-832-1901
617-889-9929
617-227-6641
617-423-SAFE
617-497-7968
617-566-6881

Worcester County Battered Women's Resources (Gardner)
Battered Women's Resources (Leominster)
Battered Women's Resources (Fitchburg)
Community Healthlink
YWCA Daybreak
978-632-4424
978-537-2306
978-537-8601
508-421-4485
508-755-9030






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