Domestic Violence Shelters in Greater Boston

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

SafeLink

(877) 785-2020
(0877) 521-2601 (TTY number for hearing impaired individuals)

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.

Asian Shelter and Advocacy Project
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
617-338-2355 (24-hour Helpline) 
617-338-2350 (Office)
Clients: Asian families and individuals that are domestic violence survivors in Massachusetts and New England. 
Capacity: 12 people (4 families; 1 individual). 
Length of Stay: 90 days, emergency program. 
Services: Handicap accessible; referral to other domestic violence shelters; advocacy and counseling; meals; limited clothing. 
Languages: Khmer, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Thai, Laos, Shanghainese, Nepali, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil. 
Admissions Process:  Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral; individuals can also be referred by hospitals, providers, or law enforcement officers.
 
Casa Myrna Vazquez
P.O. Box 180019
Boston, MA 02118
1-877-785-2020 (Hotline)
617-521-0110 (Office)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 10 adults and 13 children for emergency shelter; 6 adults and up to 9 children for transitional program
Length of Stay: 6 months, transitional program 18 months.
Restrictions: Boys up to age 12 allowed. 
Services: Handicap accessible; counseling; childcare; meals; limited clothing; legal services; housing search; financial counseling; education
Languages:  Spanish, Creole.
Admissions Process: Call the SafeLink for an intake and referral. 

Elizabeth Stone House
P.O. Box 300039
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 427-9801
(617) 409-5404 (Program Information)
Clients: Female domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 4 beds. 
Length of Stay: 18 months. 
Services: Advocacy; counseling; referrals; mental health and transitional programs; emergency food/clothing. 
Languages: Spanish. 
Admissions Process: Accept referrals from homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other agencies. 

FINEX House
P.O. Box 300670
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-288-1054 (Hotline) 
617-436-0831 (Office) 
Clients: Female survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Capacity: 32 beds. Some cribs available.
Length of Stay: 3 months.  Stay can be extended based on behavior.
Restrictions: Boys up to age 13 allowed.
Services: Advocacy; support groups; visiting nurse; limited clothing; handicapped accessible; all meals provided, parenting group. 
Languages: Haitian, Creole, Spanish, Sign Language.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

Harbor COV
P.O. Box 505754
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-884-9909 (Hotline)
617-884-9799 (Office)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 14 beds (6 rooms). 
Length of Stay: 14 days.
Services: Advocacy; referral, clothing; transitional living program; permanent housing program.
Languages:  Spanish, Cambodian.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral. 

Renewal House
P.O. Box 919
Roxbury, MA 02120
617-277-4194 (Office)
617-566-6881 (24 hours)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children
Capacity: 5 families
Length of Stay: 3 to 6 months
Services: Counseling; referrals; childcare; advocacy; soup pantry. 
Languages: Spanish, and other languages when needed. 
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

Respond
P.O. Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-5996 (Office)
(617) 623-5900 (24 hour hotline)
Clients: All domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 21 beds; accept a total of 8 families
Length of Stay: 4 months
Services: Advocacy; handicapped accessible, ADA approved; counseling; support groups; childcare; referrals. 
Languages: Spanish, French, Haitian Creole. 
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral. 
Note: *For shelter services, you can speak to the shelter director directly instead of an advocate. 

Transition House
Harvard Square Station
P.O. Box 390672
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-1650 (office)
617-661-7203 (Hotline)
Clients: Domestic violence survivors and their children. 
Capacity: 8 adults and their children.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months for emergency housing; up to two years for supported housing program.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; referrals; limited clothing; day program; some meals. Languages: Spanish, French, French Creole, Portuguese, Persian.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral.

REACH
P.O. Box 540024
Waltham, MA 02454
781-891-0724  (Office)
1-800-899-4000 (Hotline)
Clients: Male or female domestic violence survivors and their children.
Capacity: 11 beds.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months. 
Services: Advocacy; referral; meals; clothing; some transportation.
Admissions Process: Call the hotline or SafeLink for an intake and referral. 

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