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24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline
413.733.7100 (TTY/V)
800.796.8711 (TTY/V)
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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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domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline
(413) 733 - 7100 (TTY/V)
(800) 796 - 8711 (TTY/V)
(800) 223 - 5001
domestic violence/
sexual assault hotline

State Awards $6M to Western MA Domestic Violence Service Providers

The YWCA largest contract award, $995,808 for emergency shelter, was the largest single contract awarded. The nonprofit was awarded five contracts, with a total annual amount of approximately $2 million, to provide services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, ranging from rape crisis to supervised visitation services.

"We are very grateful," said Elizabeth G. Dineen, the YWCA's executive director.

"Thanks to these significant financial awards, the YWCA will continue to provide its core services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."

Besides its contract for emergency shelter, the YWCA was awarded $382,104 for rape crisis services; $364,572 for general community-based domestic violence services; $212,616 for supervised visitation services; and $98,520 for children exposed to domestic violence.

The YWCA is one of the largest providers of both domestic violence services and services to pregnant and parenting teens in the state.

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