|Domestic Violence Resources
If you or someone you know has been abused call:
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
24h Hotline: 1-800-547-1649
Gloucester Office: 978-283-8642,
5 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
Salem Office: 978-744-8552,
27 Congress Street, Salem
Provides services for individuals and their children in the North Shore living with domestically violence. Services include: individual and support group counseling, parent/child trauma recovery program, youth outreach program, legal advocacy, shelter, and prevention awareness education.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
A national hotline that provides council and information for victims of domestic violence.
North Shore Rape Crisis Center
24h Hotline: 1-800-922-8772
156 Broad Street, Lynn
Additional sites in Amesbury, Beverly, Gloucester, Ipswich, Newburyport, and Salem.
Offer free services for adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors: companionship to hospitals, police stations, court as well as individual and support group counseling, professional training, prevention education and outreach.
Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)
24h Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Offers free confidential advice, and networks survivors and loved ones to supports in their area.
MA Department of Children & Families
Child-at-Risk, Abuse/Neglect Reporting
MA Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Abuse Reporting Hotline: 1-800-426-9009
Resource for abuse or suspected abuse against persons with disabilities.
MA Office of Elder Affairs Protective Services
24h Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-922-2275
Greater Lynn Senior Services – Older Battered Women's Program
Provides free and confidential help to North Shore women aged 50 and older who are victims of partner abuse. Services include: individual and group counseling, advocacy, legal services and referrals.
This unique program is a joint effort between GLSS, Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) of Salem, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Lynn.