Domestic Violence Shelters in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands

If you or a member of your household are in immediate danger due to domestic violence, call 911.

SafeLink
(877) 785-2020
(877) 521-2601 (TTY number for hearing impaired individuals)

SafeLink is Massachusetts’ statewide, 24/7, toll-free domestic violence hotline run by CasaMyrna.  SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and have access to a translation service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages. All calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous. SafeLink’s state-of-the-art technology allows the advocate answering your call to keep you on the line while you are being connected to a shelter program in your area. This allows callers who are in danger to get help with a single call, rather than having to make numerous calls to different shelter programs across the state. 

A Safe Place
P.O. Box 3231
Nantucket, MA 02584
508-228-0561 (Office)
508-228-2111 (Hotline)
Clients: Male or female domestic violence survivors and their children. 
Capacity: This is a crisis center that provides emergency shelter with rapid turn around.
Services: Handicap accessible; advocacy; counseling. 
Restrictions:  Must be a resident of Nantucket.
Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese. 
Admissions Process:  Call the office between 9 am and 5 pm, or call the hotline afterhours.

D.O.V.E..
P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269
617-471-5087 (Office)
617-471-1234 (Hotline)
888-214-3683 (Hotline)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children. 
Capacity: 18 beds. 
Length of Stay: 90 days, based on compliance with program. 
Services: Advocacy; case management; crisis intervention/prevention; counseling; childcare; children's services; referral; food; clothing.
Languages:  Spanish. 
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

New Bedford Women's Center
405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-996-3343
508-999-6636 (Hotline)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 5 families in confidential shelter, limited spaces for emergency safe home
Length of Stay: 90 days for confidential shelter; 14 days for emergency safe home
Restrictions: Clients must be substance-abuse free.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; meals; must be free of substance abuse.
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, Cambodian, Cape Verdean. 
Admissions Process:  Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

New Hope
140 Park Street
P.O. Box 4100
Attleboro, MA 02703
508-226-4015
1-800-323-4673 (Hotline)
1-877-222-0083 (Toll Free Line)
Clients: Male or female domestic violence victims and their children.
Capacity: 2 shelters: 25 beds, 6 cribs.
Length of Stay: 10 week program, 90 day stay.  Exceptions made based on individual situations.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; referrals; meals; clothing.
Languages: Spanish.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

Our Sisters’ Place
P.O. Box 4236
Fall River, MA 02723
508-677-0224 (Available 24/7)
Clients: Male and female domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 13 beds. 
Length of Stay: Based on individual need.
Services: Handicap accessible; advocacy; referrals; meal; clothing; counseling. 
Admissions Process:  Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

A New Day (formerly Womansplace Crisis Center) 
P.O. Box 4206
Brockton, MA 02403
508-588-8255 (Hotline)
888-293-7273 (Toll Free)
508-894-2869 (TTY)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children. 
Capacity: 14 beds. 
Length of Stay: 90 days. 
Restrictions: Individuals must be from a town other than Brockton; the shelter will work with Brockton residents to find a safer location. 
Services: Advocacy; counseling; referral; clothing; 3 meals/day. 
Languages: Spanish, Creole.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.