FJC Partners are here to serve all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and child abuse---regardless of your income, language, immigration status, gender identity or sexuality.
Childcare is provided during your visit.
All services are offered free of charge.
Advocacy and Counseling
For Survivors of Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation
Advocates & counselors can talk with you about your experiences, help you explore your options, identify support services, consider whether or not you want to seek help from the police and/or District Attorney's Office and find ways to help you keep yourself and your children safe. Resources below with phone numbers have 24/7 support lines.
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: 617-338-2355
Multilingual helpline; advocates provide services in over 12 different Asian languages and dialects
Association of Haitian Women in Boston/ Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB)
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): 800-841-8371
Counselors available to talk with survivors, their families and friends, and providers about sexual violence
Casa Myrna Vazquez: 1-877-785-2020
MA Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline - call for information, support and resources
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
The Network/La Red: 617-742-4911
Provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks who are being or have been abused by a partner. Also offers information and support to friends, family and co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities
My Life My Choice
Civil Legal Assistance
For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking
An attorney can provide legal assistance and/or referrals to help with restraining orders, family law (custody, visitation, child and spousal support, divorce and paternity), housing, education, privacy, employment, criminal record sealing, welfare and immigration issues.
Children's and Youth Services
Staff from the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) and its partner agencies can help with crisis intervention, information and referrals, forensic interviews and specialized medical exams, trauma evaluation and counseling, and victim support and advocacy for children, teens and their families.
Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
The CAC's Partners
Boston Police Department / Family Justice Group
Police Detectives investigate reported crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Police Advocates make referrals, explain police procedures, and to provide safety planning, with or without a report to the police.
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
Prosecutors are available to talk with you about court cases. Victim Witness Advocates can answer questions about the criminal justice process, restraining orders, victim rights information, safety planning and referrals to community resources.
Other Supportive Services
FJC Learning Opportunities
Family Justice Center partner agencies provide various opportunities for providers and community members to learn more about these topics, including: speakers, educational workshops, professional training, organizational capacity-building and technical assistance. FJC partner agencies and the BPHC have also developed the Family Justice Center Training Institute: Addressing Safety & Healing Through Cultural Awareness, an 18-hour interactive training for providers on promoting equity in anti-violence work. For more information on training at the FJC, please contact Alyssa Benalfew, FJC Training Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org