Outpatient Trauma Services

When violence happens to you, or in your community, it is often traumatizing. CHA recognizes the value of community-based action to prevent violence and the importance of empowering care.

Our treatment programs can help you mobilize resiliency, promote renewed hope and restore your self-esteem by reducing your isolation and strengthening your connections to your community. Treatment focuses first on personal safety, then on dealing with the effects of violence which often leads to empowered relationships with others.

CHA recognizes the internationally renowned work of the Victims of Violence program, which closed on 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 support services.

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 Services:

The outpatient psychiatry department offers services for people dealing with trauma and violence – physical, sexual, or war-related political trauma. Please contact your primary care provider for a referral. Specific services include:

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 Programs: Groups 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: If you have lost someone to homicide, call Homicide Bereavement Services: 617-591-6123.

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