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Domestic Violence Services

Toll-Free, 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

Our trained hotline specialists assist callers with crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning. Callers are also provided with information about New Hope’s services and other community resources to address domestic and sexual violence.

Our Hotline is also available to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers who may be concerned about someone they know that may be a survivor of domestic or sexual violence.

Emergency Shelter

We provide women, men, and children safe haven in New Hope’s two confidential emergency shelters. While at the shelter, clients receive crisis intervention, counseling, economic literacy training, financial advocacy and case management, including a housing plan.


Our Masters’ Level counselors provide clinical support to children, adolescents, and adults. Staff are trained in a variety of clinical models, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Art, ARC (Attachment, Regulation and  Competency), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy), Mindfulness Practices, Sand Tray therapy, Play therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and INF (Internal Family Systems).


Advocates stationed in seven district courts and one probate court assist individuals in obtaining restraining and harassment orders. These advocates are located in Attleboro, Dudley, East Brookfield, Milford, Taunton (District and Probate), Westborough and Uxbridge. This program is partially supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) through the 1984 VOCA grant from OVC, OJP, US D.O.J.

Community-Based Advocacy

Community advocates assist individuals with finding resources to enhance their safety while staying in their home community. Local assistance aims to minimize future risk and prevents the need to flee to shelter.

Supervised Visitation

Located at the MJ Leadenham Center in our Worcester office, supervised visitation is provided to non-custodial parents due to a prior history of domestic or sexual violence. Staff model healthy parenting skills with these adults while they visit their children in a safe, monitored and nurturing setting.

Housing Stabilization

Our housing stabilization program provides individuals with funding for past-due rent, utilities, or other costs necessary for providing stable, reliable housing which was jeopardized as a result of domestic or sexual violence.

Civilian Police Advocate

Our Civilian Police Advocate (CPA) in the Attleboro, North Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Raynham, Dighton, Norton, Mansfield, Taunton, Southbridge, and Webster Police Stations provides individuals with services such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and assistance with the criminal justice system. 

To inquire about our domestic violence services, please call our Toll-Free, 24-Hour Hotline at 800-323-HOPE (4673).

(All Domestic Violence services are free of charge)

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