Directory of Legal Aid Groups
 

Massachusetts Programs

MA Hotline:
SAFELINK--1-877-785-2020
Safelink is the Massachusetts Statewide Hotline Program of Casa Myrna Vazquez. It has multilingual capacity. Safelink has the daily update on bed availability for all shelters and it can link callers to any shelter

Attleboro:
New Hope, Inc.—800-323-4673
Spanish

Boston:
Casa Myrna Vasquez617-521-0146 (legal aide number)
Spanish

Mary Lawson Foreman House—800-992-2600

Renewal House—508-566-6881

Brockton:
Womansplace—508-588-2041

Cambridge:
Transition House—617-661-7203
Spanish, French, Haitian Creole

Chelsea:
Harbor Me—617-889-2111

Clinton:
Battered Women’s Resources—877-342-9355 (hotline)
Spanish, Swahili

Danvers:
North Shore ARC--978 750-6001 ext 221--978 774-4478 fax
clpowers@nsarc.org Website: www.nsarc.org

Dorchester:
F.I.N.E.X. House—617-228-1054
Spanish, Haitian Creole

Fall River:
Our Sister’s Place—508-677-0224

Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Women’s Center (SSTR)—508-675-0087
Portuguese, French, Creole, Italian, and some Khmer

Fitchburg:
Women’s Resources—508-342-9355

Framingham:
Women’s Protective Services—508-820-0834; 508-626-8686; 800-593-1125
Spanish, French, Portuguese

Gardner:
Women’s Resources—508-630-1031

Gloucester:
Help for Abused Women and Children (HAWC)—978-744-6841 (hotline); 978-744-8552 (office)
Spanish

Haverhill:
Women’s Resource Center—978-373-4041
Spanish

Holyoke:
Womanshelter/Campaneras—413-536-1628
Spanish

Hyannis:
Independence House—800-439-6507
Spanish, Portuguese

Jamaica Plain:
Elizabeth Stone House—617-522-3417
Spanish. Also have access to interpreters for most languages.

Lawrence:
Women’s Resource Center—508-658-2480

Leominster:
Battered Women’s Resources—508-342-9355

Lowell:
Alternative House—508-454-1436
Korean, Spanish, Khmer, Xhona

Malden:
Services Against Family Violence (SAF-V)—617-324-2221
(Temporarily taken over by RESPOND)

Malden:
Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc.--781 322-4125
Representing low income people with non fee generating civil cases (evictions, SSI, divorces etc.).

Nantucket:
A Safe Place—508-228-2111
Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, and American Sign Language

New Bedford:
New Bedford Women’s Center—508-992-4222

Newburyport:
Women’s Crisis Center—978-465-2155 (hotline); 978-465-0999 (office)
German, Spanish

Northampton:
Necessities/Necesidades—413-586-5066
Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Cambodian

YWCA of Western Massachusetts (ARCH)—413-733-7100
Spanish

Norwood:
New Hope, Inc.—800-323-4673

Plymouth:
South Shore Women’s Center—508-746-2664

Quincy:
DOVE—617-471-1234; 617-471-5087
Spanish

Roxbury:
Renewal House—617-566-6881 (hotline); 617-277-4194 (office)
Spanish

Salem:
Help for Abused Women and Children (HAWC)—978-744-6841

Somerville:
Respond—617-623-5996 (hotline); 617-623-5900 (office)
Spanish, Haitian Creole, French

Springfield:
YWCA of Western Massachusetts (ARCH)—413-733-7100

Taunton:
New Hope, Inc.—800-323-4673

Waltham:
Battered Women Support Com.—781-899-8676

Support Committee for Battered Women—800-899-4000
Spanish

Webster:
New Hope, Inc.—800-323-4673

Westfield:
YWCA of Western Massachusetts (ARCH)—413-733-7100

Whitinsville:
New Hope, Inc.—800-323-4673

Worcester:
Daybreak—508-755-9030
Spanish, Vietnamese

Massachusetts Organizations:

Battered Women’s Advocacy Project
C/o Suffolk University
41 Temple St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-357-7017

Mass. Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups Inc. (MCSBWSG)
C/o Jane Doe
14 Beacon St., Suite 507
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-248-0922

National Funds and Guilds:

Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
383 Rhode Island St., Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 415-252-8900
Fax: 415-252-8991
E-mail: fund@fvpf.org
Website: http://www.fvpf.org

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF)
119 Constitution Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-544-4470
Fax: 202-546-8605
E-mail: nowldef_dc@nowldefdc.org
Website: http://www.nowldef.org

National Lawyers Guild, Inc.
14 Beacon St., Suite 602
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-227-9727
Fax: 617-227-5495
E-mail: NIPgail@igc.org
Website: http://www.nlg.org/nip/homepage.htm

Asian Programs:

Asian Shelter and Advocacy Project (ASAP)—617-338-2355 (hotline)
617-338-2352 (office)
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATFADV)—617-338-2355
Chinese, Khmer, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi

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