• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Victim Resource Center (VRC)

Violence impacts people of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

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

Please note: we do not provide crisis services
For urgent matters involving Domestic Violence, call 
SafeLink's 24/7 hotline at 1-877-785-2020
For urgent matters related to Sexual Assault, contact Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's 24/7 hotline at 617-492-7273 or 1-800-841-8371.

The VRC is not the same as the Victims of Violence Program (VOV). If you are looking for information about the VOV, click here.

*The Victim Resource Center 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.

    News

  • Healthy Relationships Group for Women

    The VRC is offering an eight-week support group, free of charge for women who have experienced violence and other abuse in the past and who are interested in strengthening their connections with other people in their lives. The group is open to CHA patients and non-patients and will be held on Monday afternoons, starting on September 25, at the CHA Central Street Health Center in Somerville. The group will include psycho-education and discussion on maintaining healthy relationships and skills practice in boundary-setting, assertiveness and interpersonal communication. A free screening appointment with group leaders is required. Call 617 665 2992 for information.




    Know Your Rights - Published by the National Immigration Law Center


    Handouts
    English
    Spanish
    Chinese: Traditional   Simplified
    Arabic
    Korean
    Hindi*
    Haitian Creole*
    Portuguese*

    Cards
    Arabic
    Farsi
    Somali
    Spanish

    *The VRC is pleased to provide these rights handouts in multiple languages thanks to a collaboration with CHA's Multicultural Affairs and Patient Services.

    More resources for immigrant families have been compiled and posted on the Cambridge Public Library website.

    Contact Us

  • Victim Resource Center

    P: (617) 665-2992