Resources

General

Domestic Violence Coalition: www.janedoe.org
Jane Doe Inc. brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

Suicide: www.save.org
A suicide prevention and education site based out of Minnesota.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Sexual Assault: http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_linkssexviolence.html 
Information about topics including sexual assault, date rape drugs, male victims, etc. 

Rape Crisis: www.barcc.org
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides information about sexual assault and how to get help.

Abuse and Religion: http://www.vawnet.org/domestic-violence/summary 
The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women provides an educational resource for community members/faith leaders on abuse and religion as well as videos of religious leaders speaking out in support of survivors.

Elder Abuse: http://www.ncall.us
The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Elder Services:  https://www.wmeldercare.org/
WestMass Elder Care – Offers a variety of services for elders families and caregivers and persons with disabilities, so they can remain in their homes.

Office on Violence against women: http://www.justice.gov/ovw
U.S. Department of Justice website on violence against women.

United Way of Pioneer Valley: www.uwpv.org
An economic resource and volunteer organization created to provide economic support, resources, and references.

Housing Services:  https://www.wayfindersma.org/
Way Finders lights pathways and opens doors to homes and communities where people thrive

Poverty alleviation:  https://www.valleyopp.com/
The Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating poverty by providing the opportunity for our low – and moderate-income neighbors, families and friends in the Greater Hampden County area to achieve greater independence and a higher quality of life.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender

http://tnlr.org/
The Network/LaRed provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This is a bilingual, grassroots, survivor-led organization working to end domestic violence in LGBQ/T, SM, and polyamorous communities.

Physical/Sexual

https://www.nwhn.org/
The Women’s Health Network works to improve the health of cis women and trans men by developing and promoting a critical analysis of women’s health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

https://quitday.org/support/womens-health/  
Smoking cessation tips for a healthier, longer life.

www.kidshealth.org/teen/
A bilingual health web site covering everything from sexual health, food, fitness to mental health, and body issues such as tattooing, hygiene and other teen health topics.

Health

Mental Health

http://www.mentalhealth.org/
This website offers conversations about mental health with features on suicide prevention, coping with trauma, and resources in Spanish.

https://www.rvcc-inc.org/
River Valley Counseling Center – Services include individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. Medication therapy is available when necessary.

Workplace Violence

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/workplaceviolence/index.html
This U.S. Department of Labor website provides safety and health topics to inform the public on workplace violence.

Real Issues for Girls

https://www.girlsincholyoke.org/
Girls Inc. calls on all girls to be strong, smart and bold. If this sounds like you, you’ll like this web site. 

Men and Fathers

http://www.mergeforequality.org/ 
The website focuses on promoting healthy images of masculinity and healthy relationships in order to promote gender equality, a great resource for young/adolescent boys and parents alike. 

www.mencanstoprape.org
This group works to organize men in order to stop sexual violence.

Faith Communities

https://www.soundvision.com/tags/domestic-violence
SoundVision offers information and support to Muslim communities around many issues including domestic violence.