Abuse Protection Resources

If anyone is at immediate risk of harm, please call 911.

Domestic Violence

Davide Forte, Community Outreach Officer, Needham Police Dept. 781-455-7570 x259

Hotline.org provides resources Staying Safe during COVID-19 information.

 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org  or text LOVEIS to 22522.  
Para información en español, visita la página “En Español.”  https://espanol.thehotline.org/

REACH provides support during COVID-19 and resources to build healthy communities by ending domestic violence.  Call 1-800-899-4000. 

SafeLink  (for those affected by domestic violence) 24/7  (877) 785-2020, TTY: 1-877-521-2601. Translation services available.

Jane Doe Inc.  is an interactive search directory for local sexual and domestic violence programs and hotlines


Voices Against Violence is available to chat online with survivors of sexual and domestic violence from 9 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday is available 24/7 on our support line1-877-221-6176

Sexual Assault

National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides leadership in preventing responding to sexual violence. 

COVID-19 Emerging Response Resources from the Resource Sharing Project

RAINN  Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.  24/7 Crisis Hotline: (800) 656-4673

Child Abuse

If the family lives in Needham please call the Arlington Area DCF office at 781-641-8500 during business hours, call the Child at Risk Hotline at 800-792-5200 nights and weekends

Elder Abuse 

Reports can be filed over the phone by calling, 1-800-922-2275 or online by clicking here.

Abuse of a person under 60 with a disability: call 800-426-9009