Does your partner:
Call you names or put you down by insulting you?
Isolate you from your friends, family and social gatherings?
Control your money, where you spend it, and how?
Threaten you with violence, physically hurt you, or tell you they will kill themselves if you don't comply?
You may be in an abusive relationship...
Here are some resources to help:
If you're in immediate danger, call 911
For infromation on how to file a restraining order visit Mass Legal Help
If you need to talk to someone right away contact:
Domestic Violence Services Network Inc. (DVSN) - is Lexington's partner agency. Free & confidential helpline: 888-399-6111
SafeLink - statewide, toll-free, domestic violence hotline, 1-877-785-2020. Operated by Casa Myrna.
Voices Against Violence - type rc.chat/voices into an internet browser to discretely connect with a domestic violence advocate. The chat has an escape button that victims can click to exit quickly if needed. When the button is clicked the window will close and the browser's record is erased. The chat is monitored by staff between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM from Monday through Friday.
Lexington Human Services Department
Social Workers can be reached for a free and confidential conversation
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence - 24/7 multilungual helpline: 617-338-2355
MAPS The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) provides a wide range of health and human services to Portuguese speakers and other residents of eastern Massachusetts.
Mass Legal Help provides legal information.
REACH - 1-800-899-4000 - they are free, confidential, and available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They can talk to you and connect you with other resources.
Saheli - dedicated to helping South Asian women in Boston and surrounding areas. Confiential helpline: 1-866-4SAHELI (response within 24 hours)
The Network La Red works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous and queer communities.
Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women - providing legal services to low income survivors of domestic violence.