Statistics on the prevalence and results of violence are staggering. Violence impacts people of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is responsible for more than 1.6 million preventable deaths of people each year, and for long-term physical, psychological, economic, health and social consequences for countless others.
If you or someone you love has been affected by violence, hatred or abuse, the Victim Resource Center is here to help you rebuild your life.
Victims of violence or abuse sometimes feel isolated and alone, reluctant to reach out to others. You may experience feelings of fear, numbness and shock, helplessness, anger, anxiety, depression and even guilt or self-blame. You may have questions about how to cope with your physical injuries, how to heal from the emotional impact of your experiences, how to file a report with the police, and what the court process would be like for you. Or you may just want someone to talk to - someone who understands.
Who We Are
We are Victim Services Specialists experienced in the areas of trauma, victimization, victim advocacy and the criminal justice system. We work directly with victims to help them access community resources, medical services and the courts. Our services are always confidential and are provided at no cost.
What We Do
We provide support for you and your loved ones. We assist with safety planning and needs assessment for you and your family. We make appropriate referrals to health, legal and other community services to ensure that each client gets the best possible care, advice, and support. We assist with filing for Victim Compensation. We offer training and consultation services to the community.
Contact VRC: 617 665 2992
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.
If you are looking for information about the Victims of Violence Program, click here.
*This program is supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, OJP, US Department of Justice.