Domestic Violence: Resources and Support


Domestic Violence: Resources and Support

Welcome to the Brookfield Board of Health's Domestic Violence Resources page. Domestic violence is a serious issue that can have significant impacts on the health and well-being of individuals and families. Our goal is to provide resources and support for anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking to help someone in need.

Understanding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Recognizing the signs of domestic violence is the first step towards getting help.

Resources for Support and Assistance

  1. National Domestic Violence Hotline

    • Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • Website:
    • Description: Provides 24/7 support, resources, and advocacy for those affected by domestic violence.
  2. Massachusetts Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

    • Website:
    • Description: Offers resources, support, and advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Massachusetts.
  3. SafeLink Massachusetts

    • Phone: 1-877-785-2020
    • Description: A statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline providing support, information, and referrals.
  4. Family and Community Resources, Inc.

    • Website:
    • Description: Offers services and support for survivors of domestic violence, including counseling, advocacy, and emergency shelter.
  5. The Network/La Red

    • Phone: 1-617-742-4911 (Voice) | 1-800-832-1901 (TTY)
    • Website:
    • Description: Provides support and resources for LGBTQ+ survivors of partner abuse.

Safety Planning and Legal Assistance

If you are in an abusive relationship, creating a safety plan can be a crucial step in protecting yourself. Legal assistance may also be necessary to obtain restraining orders or navigate the court system. Local legal aid organizations and domestic violence programs can provide guidance and support.

Remember: You Are Not Alone

Domestic violence can be isolating, but it's important to remember that help is available. Whether you are a survivor or know someone who is, reaching out for support can be a life-saving action.