Useful Links for Massachusetts Resources

Boston Women's Workforce Council

Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women

Crittenton Women's Union:

Girls Incorporated of Lynn

Harvard Kennedy School Women & Public Policy Program:

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus

MASS NOW

Office of Women's Advancement - City of Boston

RESOLVE New England

UMass Boston Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

Wellesley Centers for Women

Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts

Worcester Women's History Project

YWCA Boston

YWCA Cambridge

YWCA Central Massachusetts

YWCA Haverhill

YWCA Greater Lawrence

YWCA Greater Lowell

YWCA Malden

YWCA Newburyport

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

 

Useful Links for National Resources

Center for American Progress:

HeForShe

National Foundation for Women Legislators

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women's Law Center

Office of Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Rutgers University Center for American Women & Politics

The Representation Project

The Shriver Report

UCLA Center for the Study of Women

UN Women

United States Department of Labor Women's Bureau

Wider Opportunities for Women

Women in Government

Women's Legislative Network of National Conference of State Legislatures

Women's Media Center

 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources

Casa Myrna

Jane Doe Inc.

Know Your IX

Massachusetts Battered Women Resources By Town

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

South Shore Women's Resource Center

Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER)

Surviving in Numbers

Jobs and Employment Resources

Massachusetts Youthworks Massachusetts Youthworks Employment Program - YouthWorks

Job Corps (Youth)

Eligibility restrictions: U.S. citizen or legal resident, low income; Ages: 16-24 years old

Free career technical training and education program offered by the federal government. Residential program provides hands on training, job placement, and ongoing support after graduation

https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov

https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/Home/Information Información del Programa

Contact Job Corps: Boston Regional Office (617) 788-0186

Grafton Job Corps Center Tel: (508) 887-7300
http://grafton.jobcorps.gov

Shriver Job Corps Center (Devens, MA ) Tel: (978) 784-2600
http://shriver.jobcorps.gov

Westover Job Corps Center (Chicopee)

Tel: (413) 593-4000
http://westover.jobcorps.gov

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

Job seekers can access a variety of job assistance services, including working with experienced career counselors, attending workshops and short-term training, develop your resume, write cover letters, and more. 

http://www.mass.gov/careercenters

Youth Programs

YouthBuild Just-A-Start
YouthBuild Boston, Inc.
YouthBuild Fall River
YouthBuild Brockton
TRA YouthBuild Quincy
TRA YouthBuild Worcester
YouthBuild Springfield
YouthBuild Lowell
YouthBuild North Shore
YouthBuild Lawrence
YouthBuild New Bedford

Boston: Jobnet www.jobnetboston.org

                Boston Career Link www.bostoncareerlink.org

                The Work Place www.theworkplace.org

Cambridge: Career Source www.yourcareersoource.com

                                Satellite office in Chelsea

Framingham: Employment and Training Resources www.etrcc.com

Norwood: Employment and Training Resources www.etrcc.com

Woburn:  The Career Place www.thecareerplace.org

Haverhill/Lawrence: http://www.valleyworks.cc

Lowell: http://cclowell.org/

Salem: http://www.nscareers.org

                Satellite office in Gloucester and Lynn

Bristol County:

Attleboro, Fall River, and Taunton: http://www.bristolwib.org

Brockton: http://www.careerworks.org

Hyannis: http://www.capejobs.com

                Satellite office in Falmouth

New Bedford: http://www.newbedfordcareercenter.org

South Shore Career Centers:

Plymouth: http://www.plymouthcareercenter.org/

Quincy: http://www.quincycareercenter.org/

Leominster: http://www.ccncm.com

                Satellite office in Gardner

Milford/Southbridge/Worcester: http://www.workforcecentralma.org

Greenfield/Northampton: http://www.fhcc-onestop.com

Holyoke: http://www.careerpointma.org

Pittsfield: http://berkshireworks.org

Springfield: http://www.futureworksjobs.org

Mass BizWorks

A federal and state collaboration designed to enhance and align the services offered to Massachusetts businesses. Services range from recruitment and hiring, training grants, tax credits, tax incentives, layoff aversion and more.   

www.mass.gov/bizworks

Veteran’s Employment Representatives

Veteran’s Employment Representatives (VERs)

Veterans' Employment Representatives Contact List

New England Center for Homeless Veterans (617) 371-1800

http://nechv.org/

Veterans Training School: Employment Department

http://nechv.org/cause/employment/

Work Without Limits

Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind/Mass. Commission for the Blind

                Offices in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and New Bedford

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of HearingMassachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Business Clothing

Dress for Success

 Dress for Success Boston https://boston.dressforsuccess.org/

                 Dress for Success Western Massachusetts https://westernmass.dressforsuccess.org/

                 Dress for Success Cape Cod https://capecod.dressforsuccess.org/

                Dress for Success Worcester https://worcester.dressforsuccess.org/

Solutions at Work (Cambridge) http://solutionsatwork.org/

Suitability (Lowell) http://commteam.org/how-we-help/finance-business/suitability/

Morgan Memorial/Goodwill - Put Your Clothes to Work

 http://www.goodwillmass.org/donations/put-your-clothes-to-work.html

Commonwealth Corp. http://www.commcorp.org/index.cfm

Career Collaborative http://careercollaborative.org/

Jewish Vocational Services http://www.jvs-boston.org/

Hotlines

211 Information and Referral Search

www.211.org

www.mass211help.org

Dial 2-1-1 for free and confidential information and referral.

Searchable Online Database http://www.mass211help.org/search.aspx

Knowledge Base http://mass211.knowledgebase.co/

 

Food Source Hotline Toll-Free: (800) 645-8333 TTY line 1-800-377-1292.

Hours: M-F 8-7, Sa 10-2 160+ languages

FoodSource Hotline

GettingSNAP.org

Child Nutrition Outreach Program

Hotline to refer callers to emergency food resources in their community

 

Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention Toll-Free: (877) 382-1609

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) www.masspartnership.com

If you or a family member is experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, the Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Anyone may contact ESP/MCI for assistance.

Call toll-free, day or night, and enter your zip code.  Have a pen or pencil and piece of paper handy.  Once you enter your zip code, you will get the phone number of the closest Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention that serves you.  Mobile Crisis Intervention is the type of ESP that is for youth.

 

Regional Toll-free numbers:

Area: Boston                    24 hour access number: (800) 981-4357

ESP Provider: Boston Medical Center / Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T.)

 

Area: Metro Boston (Cambridge/ Somerville)      24 hour access number:  800-981-4357

Provider: Boston Medical Center/Cambridge Somerville Emergency Services Team (C.S.E.S.T.)

 

Area: Metro Boston/Norwood             24 hour access number:  800-529-5077

ESP Provider: Riverside Community Care

 

Area: South Shore                    24 hour access number: (800) 528-4890

ESP Provider: South Shore Mental Health (SSMH)

 

Area: The Berkshires                    24 hour access number: (800) 252-0227

ESP Provider: The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

 

Area: Greenfield                    24 hour access number: (800) 562-0112

ESP Provider: Clinical & Support Options

 

Area: Northampton                    24 hour access number: (800) 322-0424

ESP Provider: Clinical & Support Options

 

Area: Southern Pioneer Valley                    24 hour access number: (800) 437-5922

ESP Provider: Behavioral Health Network

 

Area: Metro West                   24 hour access number: (800) 640-5432

ESP Provider: Advocates

 

Area: North County                    24 hour access number: (800) 977-5555

ESP Provider: Community HealthLink Inc

 

Area: South County                   24 hour access number: (800) 294-4665

ESP Provider:  Riverside Community Care

 

Area:  Worcester                    24 hour access number: (866) 549-2142

ESP Provider:  Community Healthlink Inc.

 

Area: North Essex                   24 hour access number: (866) 523-1216

ESP Provider:  Northeast Behavioral Health

 

Area:  Lawrence                  24 hour access number: (877) 255-1261

ESP Provider:  Northeast Behavioral Health

 

Area:  Lowell                  24 hour access number: (800) 830-5177

ESP Provider: Eliot Community Services

 

Area:  Southern Coast                  24 hour access number: (877) 996-3154

ESP Provider:  Child and Family Services of New Bedford

 

Area:  Brockton                  24 hour access number: (877) 670-9957

ESP Provider:  *Brockton Multi-Service Center

 

Area:  Cape Cod and The Islands            24 hour access number: (800) 322-1356

ESP Provider:  *Cape & Islands Emergency Services

 

Area:  Fall River            24 hour access number: (877) 425-0048

ESP Provider:  *Corrigan Mental Health Center

 

Area:  Taunton / Attleboro         24 hour access number: (800) 660-4300

ESP Provider:  *Norton Emergency Services

 

Fenway Community Health Peer Listening Line (617) 627-2535

Anonymous and confidential phone line that provides a safe place

for LGBT youth to call for information, referrals, and support.

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline

National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

Provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States

 

Greater Boston Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Helpline: (866) 427-3524

PFLAG uses support, education, resources, and advocacy to foster dialogue, create safe environments, counter homophobia and violence, and help parents and families to understand and connect with their LGBT children.

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

http://www.thehotline.org/

 

Jane Doe, Inc.  http://www.janedoe.org/

Find Help: Jane Doe Inc. | Find Help

 

In emergency situations, call 911. 

In Massachusetts: Domestic Violence

Safelink (a 24 hour multilingual statewide hotline)
1-877-785-2020 TTY: 1-877-521-2601

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233).

For U.S. Citizens outside the country, Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC) International toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN (866-979-6636) or visit www.866uswomen.org.

 

Llámanos  (800) 223-5001  lunes - viernes, 11am - 5pm.
Spanish Language Helpline c/o YWCA of Western Mass.
Llámanos es una línea de ayuda estatal en español, para casos de abuso sexual y proporciona intervención telefónicas, conserjería, y referidos en casos de crisis, es principalmente para la comunidad hispana en Massachusetts.

Llámanos y hablemos is a statewide Spanish Language Sexual Abuse Helpline that provides telephone crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, primarily to Spanish speaking communities.
Hotline: 1-800-223-5001. M-F, 11am - 5pm.

 

Healing Abuse Working For Change (HAWC) www.hawcdv.org

Hotline: (800) 547-1649

TTY: (978) 744-1818

HAWC Centers provide a 24-hour abuse hotline.

 

 

Massachusetts Rape Crisis Centers

 

Boston Rape Crisis Center

English: (800) 841-8371

Spanish: (800) 223-5001

TTY: (617) 492-6434

http://www.barcc.org/

Help › You are not alone. › Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Espanol › Usted no esta sola/o. › Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Francais › Introduction › Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Statewide hotline to assist survivors of rape

 

Greater Framingham Area

Voices Against Violence (South Middlesex Opportunity Council)

Hotline: (800) 593-1125
TTY: (508) 626-8686

http://www.smoc.org/voices-against-violence.php

 

Lawrence and North Shore Area

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

Hotline: (877) 509-9922
TTY: (978) 686-8840

YWCA of Greater Lawrence – Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

 

Lowell

Center for Hope and Healing

Hotline: (800) 542-5212
TTY: (978) 452-8723

http://www.centerforhopehealing.org/

 

Southeast/Central  (including portions of Bristol, Hampden, Norfolk, Plymouth, Worcester Counties)

New Hope

Hotline: (800) 323-4673
TTY: (508) 323-4673

http://www.new-hope.org

 

Plymouth County/South Shore

A New Day/ Health Imperatives

Hotline: (508) 588-8255
TTY: (508) 894-2869

http://healthimperatives.org/anewday/new-day

 

Cape Cod

Independence House/ Cape Cod Rape Crisis Center

Hotline: (800) 439-6507
TTY: (508) 771-6782

http://independencehouse.org

 

Nantucket

A Safe Place

Hotline: (508) 228-2111
TTY: (508) 228-7095

A Safe Place Nantucket

 

 

Greater New Bedford Area
New Bedford Women’s Center/The Women’s Center

Hotline: (508) 996-6636
TTY: (508) 996-1177

http://www.thewomenscentersc.com


Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard Community Services/CONNECT to End Violence
Hotline: (508) 696-7233
TTY: (508) 684-8176

Martha's Vineyard Community Services

 

Worcester County
Pathways for Change

Hotline: (800) 870-5905
TTY: (888) 887-7130

http://centralmasspfc.org/


Hampshire County

Center for Women in Community at UMass Amherst
Hotline: (413) 545-0800
TTY: (413) 577-0940

UMass Amherst: Center for Women and Community - Rape Crisis Services

 

Franklin County/North Quabbin
NELCWIT (New England Learning Center for Women in Transition)

Hotline: (413) 772-0806
TTY: (413) 772-0815

Website due to launch NELCWIT - Coming Soon to a Browser Near You

 

Berkshire County
Elizabeth Freeman Center

Hotline: (866) 401-2425
TTY: (413) 499-2425

http://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org

 

Hampden County
YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Hotline: (800) 796-8711
TTY: (413) 733-7100

http://www.ywworks.org

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

p: (800) 656-HOPE or (800) 656-4673

www.rainn.org

National helpline for victims of sexual abuse.

 

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

(617) 586-1340

http://www.mass.gov/mova/

Victim Rights Resources

            MOVA Resource Guide (pdf)

            Victim Bill of Rights Brochure

            English

            Cape Verdean

            Haitian Creole

            Portuguese

            Spanish

            Vietnamese

            Safety Plan Brochure

            English

            Haitian Creole

            Portuguese

            Russian

            Spanish

            Vietnamese

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

TDD: (800) 392-6556 voice: (800) 392-6950

(617) 727-5550 f: (617) 626-7685

www.mass.gov/mcb

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(617) 740-1600 TTY: (617) 740-1700

www.mass.gov/mcdhh

 

Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants

(617) 727-7888

TTY: (617) 727-8147

www.mass.gov/ori

 

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MassRehab) (617) 204-3600

Voice:/TDD (800) 245-6543

www.mass.gov//mrc

 

Disability Law Center

Boston: Toll free: (800) 872-9992; (617) 723-8455

Northampton: Toll free: (800) 222-5619; (413) 584-6337

http://dlc-ma.org

The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts.  DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state and private funding but is not part of the state or federal government. 

 

El Disability Law Center (DLC, siglas en inglés) es la agencia de protección y defensa del estado de Massachusetts.  El DLC es una organización privada, sin fines de lucro, responsable de proporcionar protección y defensa a los derechos de los residentes incapacitados del estado de Massachusetts.  El DLC recibe fondos económicos federales, estatales y privados pero no forma parte del gobierno estatal o federal.

 

Greater Boston Legal Services

(617) 371-1234

http://www.gbls.org

Provides free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income individuals in the Greater Boston area. Services include advocacy in family law, health law, disability law, housing, welfare, and immigration law.

 Eligibility restrictions: income guidelines

 

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC) Hotline

p: (617) 603-1700 or (800) 342-5297

Hours: M-F 9-1

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

http://www.larcma.org/

Free hotline to serve as an access point for low-income individuals facing legal problems

 

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Helpline: (617) 357-8431 ext. 224

http://massadvocates.org/

Provides assistance, with an emphasis on policy, to children experiencing barriers to education due to disabilities, homelessness, suspension or expulsion, or domestic violence.

 

Healthcare

MassHealth

p: (800) 841-2900 (Member Customer Service Center)

p: (888) 665-9993 (Enrollment Center)

TTY: (800) 497-4648

www.mass.gov/masshealth

 

Planned Parenthood Toll free: (800) 258-4448

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-massachusetts

 

Family Support

The Children’s Trust

617-727-8957

Massachusetts’ leading family support organization.

The Children’s Trust leads statewide efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents and strengthening families. As an umbrella organization, the Children's Trust funds, evaluates, and promotes the work of over 100 agencies that serve parents.

http://childrenstrustma.org

http://www.onetoughjob.org

http://espanol.onetoughjob.org

 

Parental Stress Line Toll Free: (800) 632-8188

http://www.parentshelpingparents.org

Toll free confidential helpline providing support for Massachusetts parents

Child at Risk Hotline (DCF 24 Hour Hotline) Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200

The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with DCF Area offices fielding calls weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Judge Baker covering evenings and weekends.

Child At Risk Hotline | Judge Baker Children's Center

 30-member staff is trained to assess the urgency of each call, elicit critical information, and provide a sympathetic ear. In situations where children are at imminent risk, an emergency response is initiated, with DCF field staff launching the investigations.

 

Child Support Enforcement (800) 332-2733

Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Customer Service Bureau

www.mass.gov/dor/child-support

 

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline

Toll free: (800) 327-5050 TTY: (888) 448-8321

http://helpline-online.com

Provides referrals and information about treatment and prevention services throughout Massachusetts

 

Job Corps

https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov

https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/Home/Information Información del Programa

Contact Job Corps: Boston Regional Office  (617) 788-0186

 

Grafton Job Corps Center Tel: (508) 887-7300
http://grafton.jobcorps.gov

 

Shriver Job Corps Center (Devens, MA) Tel: (978) 784-2600
http://shriver.jobcorps.gov

 

Westover Job Corps Center (Chicopee) Tel: (413) 593-4000
http://westover.jobcorps.gov

 

Eligibility restrictions: U.S. citizen or legal resident, low income; Ages: 16-24 years old

Free career technical training and education program offered by the federal government. Residential program provides hands on training, job placement, and ongoing support after graduation

 

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

Job seekers can access a variety of job assistance services, including working with experienced career counselors, attending workshops and short-term training, develop your resume, write cover letters, and more. 

http://www.mass.gov/careercenters

 

Mass BizWorks

A federal and state collaboration designed to enhance and align the services offered to Massachusetts businesses. Services range from recruitment and hiring, training grants, tax credits, tax incentives, layoff aversion and more.   

www.mass.gov/bizworks

 

Veteran’s Employment Representatives

Veteran’s Employment Representatives (VERs)

Veterans' Employment Representatives Contact List

 

New England Center for Homeless Veterans (617) 371-1800

http://nechv.org/

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans is dedicated to ending homelessness for our Nation's Veterans. Current NECHV Veteran programs include Education, Clinical Support, Employment, and Housing