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24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline
413.733.7100 (TTY/V)
800.796.8711 (TTY/V)
Llamanos Spanish-language sexual assault hotline
800.223.5001

In 2009, 14 women in Massachusetts were killed in an intimate relationship. In one 24-hour period in 2009, 2,018 victims were served by domestic violence programs in the state. The numbers don’t lie: domestic violence is a deadly problem that’s not going away. That’s why we’re here for you, 24 hours a day, every day, with our domestic violence hotline numbers. So you can get the help you and your children need, when you need it most, to move from being victims to survivors.

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Your YWCA is leading the changes that improve women’s lives

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We’ve helped meet the needs of Western Massachusetts for over 140 years. Today, we’re leading the change in the way our community responds to domestic violence and in the resources available to victims of discrimination. And more than ever, we’re changing women’s lives by helping them reach their fullest potential.

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24 HOUR
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
(413) 733 - 7100 (TTY/V)
(800) 796 - 8711 (TTY/V)
Llamanos
Spanish-language
(800) 223 - 5001
24 HOUR
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
Llamanos
Spanish-language
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