The Victim Resource Center recognizes that violence affects not only those who experience it directly but also those who care for and support those individuals. Statistics on the prevalence and morbidity of violence are staggering. Violence impacts people of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is responsible for the preventable deaths of more than 1.6 million people each year, and for long-term physical, psychological, economic, health, and social consequences for countless others.
During the course of the day during your practice and work at a health center you are likely to be confronted with the recent or long-term impact of violence on your patients or among your co-workers. No one is exempt.
The Victim Resource Center seeks to provide answers to many questions that arise when you suspect or hear that the suffering of your patients may be related to exposure to violence.
For urgent matters involving Domestic Violence dial SafeLink's 24hr hotline at 1-877-785-2020.
For urgent matters related to Sexual Assault, contact Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's 24hr hotline at 617-492-7273 or 1-800-841-8371.