Trauma and Violence Services

Violence impacts people of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Victims need caring and support. That's what CHA provides.

If you've experienced violence or abuse, you may feel isolated and alone, and may be 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.

CHA Programs

Assessment and Trauma Treatment: Clinical care (crisis intervention, psychological assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy) for adult survivors of physical and sexual violence. Call 617-591-6033.

Group ProgramsGroups to help manage trauma symptoms are available. Call 617-591-6033 for current group listings.

Acute Crimes Services: Crisis intervention and response (initial crisis assessment, treatment planning and time-limited psychotherapy) for traumatized crime victims and their families. Designed for survivors of a violent crime within the past six months. Call 617-591-6033.

Center for Homicide Bereavement: Since 2002, the Center for Homicide Bereavement has helped hundreds of parents, siblings, children, extended family, friends and witnesses of homicide victims. We offer crisis intervention, traumatic grief counseling, psychiatric triage, homicide bereavement groups and community commemorative forums. Learn more

Trauma Resource and Support Program: 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 you and your family get the best possible care, advice, and support. Learn more.

Need Help Right Away?

    • SafeLink's Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-877-785-2020
    • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 1-800-841-8371
    • Call 911
    • Call 988, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

CHA recognizes the internationally renowned work of the Victims of Violence program, which closed August 31, 2022. Many people were supported by the caring team and will carry them forward in their continued healing. Please use the services listed on this page for accessing other support services.

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