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Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts Taylor Teichman Fri, 05/29/2020
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Support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence is made available at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project. This culturally specific project is offered in direct response to address the need for equal access to direct services, information and resources, vital in the support of victims and survivors of trauma.

Founder, Reverend Traci Jackson Antoine; along with her team work in collaboration with faith leaders and law enforcement to provide training that enhance the quality and response that victims of color receive from first responders. Additionally, the project works alongside Northeastern University Law Students to provide cultural sensitivity training as it relates specifically to victims of trauma of color.

Trainings have garnered positive response from counsel and client; impacting how victims of color are perceived and thus represented within the legal system. The success and national recognition of the project is directly tied to its committed effort to provide victims and survivors of Boston’s inner city communities of color with a coordinated community response that addresses the individualized needs of victims and survivors through a spectrum of quality services, specialized training, and support throughout its network of partners, supporters and community leaders.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

About this Organization

Our mission is to improve the lives of Portuguese speakers in Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining a strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.

We work with and for the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership, and community development.

Services include:

  • citizenship assistance
  • domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy
  • driver alcohol education
  • elder services
  • employment & career assistance
  • family support
  • HIV/Sexually transmitted infections
  • immigration integration
  • intimate partner abuse educational program
  • translations/notary public
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Jane Doe, Inc. The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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877-785-2020
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877-785-2020
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877-521-2601
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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Educational Development Center

About this Organization

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention serves as the national resource center for institutions of higher education concerned with reducing alcohol, other drug use and violence. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with supplemental funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center helps campuses and the communities in which they’re situated develop and sustain safe, healthy, and learning conducive environments. They provide training, technical assistance, publications, and other information to assist colleges and universities in developing, implementing and evaluating prevention programs and policies.

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Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW)

About this Organization

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) unites the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies in an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis and action. The Wellesley Centers for Women is home to the Women’s Rights Network, the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center and projects on family violence and on sexual harassment in schools.

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STOP IT NOW!

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888-773-8368
About this Organization

STOP IT NOW!, a national nonprofit organization, created a ground-breaking public health approach to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Since 1992, Stop It Now!’s public policy, public education, and research programs have protected our children by emphasizing adult and community responsibility. These programs reach out to adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in another adult, adolescent, or child, and to adults who are concerned about their own thoughts or behaviors. Stop It Now! established the first helpline (1-888-PREVENT) available for individuals and families to call for support and access to resources in a confidential setting.

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