Preventing Relationship Violence

Information on prevention, crisis intervention and management of children and adults who have experienced abuse.

Sexual Abuse

Girls Health

Developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, this website promotes healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. This section of can give you skills for building strong and healthy relationships with friends, family and dating.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Plymouth County (CAC)

The Plymouth County Children´s Advocacy Center (CAC) offers a comprehensive approach to serving child victims and their families.   The Center coordinates and supports an interdisciplinary response in a child-friendly environment that promotes children´s safety, health, and well-being. 508-580-3383

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services – Division of Violence Prevention and Intervention Services.

Information on programs and services offered by the Commonwealth, including but not limited to training opportunities and protective services for children, adolescents, victims of sexual and domestic violence, juvenile crimes, elderly abuse/exploitation, and violence committed against the disabled.

Crisis Centers – Southeastern MA

You may always call 911 or go to your closest Emergency room to receive help and services.

New Bedford Women’s Center
405 County Street
New Bedford MA 02740
24/7 Hotline (508) 999-6636
Office (508) 996-3343
Fax (508) 999-7139
Also located in Fall River

950 West Chestnut Street
Brockton MA 02301
24/7 Hotline (508) 588-8255
Office (508) 580-3964
Fax (508) 588-0034

Independence House
Cape Cod Rape Crisis Center
160 Basset Lane
Hyannis MA 02601
24/7 Hotline (800) 439-6507
Office (508) 771-6507
Fax (508) 778-0143

New Hope
140 Park Street
Attleboro MA 02703
24/7 Hotline (800) 323-4673

Office (508) 226-4015
Fax (508) 226-6917

SANE Advocates

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specially trained and certified professionals skilled in performing quality forensic medical-legal exams. Should a case go to trial, the SANEs are then available to testify.