Domestic Violence Action Committee (DVAC)

DVAC Logo removed backgroundThe Needham Domestic Violence Action Committee is a community-based interagency and interdisciplinary team formed to address issues of domestic violence and teen dating violence. We strive to provide assistance to the community and engage in community outreach for the prevention of domestic violence. By fundraising, we can provide emergent support to individuals affected in our community. If you need support, we provide local resources to ensure the safety of you and your family. Our mission is to ensure that every individual may feel safe within our community. 

The Needham Domestic Violence Action Committee was established in 1996 and meets on the 2nd Friday of every month.  

All community members are welcome! If you would like to join the meetings or If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Hanna Burnett at . Follow us on Facebook for more updates about DVAC!

Domestic violence is an epidemic. It affects people in every community – regardless of gender identity, age, economic status, race, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, or religion.

If you and/or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 24/7 free and confidential hotline at 800-899-4000


Needham Police Department 

(781) 455-7570

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (Information, Education and Shelter)

(800) 899-4000 (24-Hour Hotline)

(781) 891-0724

Riverside Community Care (Counseling and Support Services)

(781) 329-0909

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Hotline

(800) 922-2275

Safelink Massachusetts Domestic Violence Hotline (Support and Referrals)

(877) 785-2020 (24-Hour Hotline)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (Counseling, Support and Legal Advocacy)

(800) 841-8371

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham Emergency Department

(781) 453-5401 (24-Hour Hotline)

Newton Wellesley Hospital (Domestic and Sexual Violence Services)

(617) 243-6521

Emerge: Counseling and Education on Domestic Violence

(617) 547-9879

Norfolk County DA's Office (Legal Advocacy and Support)

(781) 830-4800