Domestic Violence Information and Resources
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.
|Domestic Violence Resource||Phone||Web|
|Alternative House of Lowell||(888) 291.6228
|Asian Task Force Against
(Greater Boston / Lowell)
|Casa Myrna of Boston
|Elizabeth Stone House
|GLBTQ Domestic Violence
Project of Cambridge
|HarborCOV of Chelsea||(617) 884.9799||Website|
|HAWC Salem||(978) 744.4841||Website|
Working for Change
|Jane Doe Inc.||(877) 785.2020||Website|
|Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
|Lazarus House (Lawrence)||(978) 689.8575||Website|
|RESPOND of Somerville
|The Safing Center
|SELAH at New England
|Supportive Care Inc.||(978) 686.1300||Website|
|Waltham Support Committee
for Battered Women
Lawrence and Haverhill
|(978) 687.0331 or