HAWC offers a variety of valuable employment opportunities. Consider joining a dynamic team of passionate individuals seeking to end domestic abuse and support survivors.

HAWC, Healing Abuse, Working for Change, Inc. creates social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. For the past 40 years, HAWC has provided free services and support to survivors of domestic abuse on Massachusetts’ North Shore to help them make informed, independent decisions about their futures.

The agency is well known in the Commonwealth for providing high‐quality, client‐centered and trauma‐informed services. HAWC staff take pride in their innovative services and commitment to addressing domestic abuse in the context of social justice – an approach that guides programming, clinical services, personal interactions, and staff hiring and development.

HAWC offers a variety of valuable employment opportunities. With diverse skills and a passion for serving the community, staff members at HAWC dedicate themselves to three core values:


Provide quality care to the families that HAWC serves and collaborate with other HAWC members to advance HAWC’s mission.


Combine open and honest communication with active listening to keep clients, staff, and volunteers informed while responding to criticism with promptness and professionalism.


Uphold a positive, curative environment for clients and staff by respecting and celebrating diversity, growth, connection, hard work, and fun.

Careers at HAWC

HAWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  HAWC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information. 

Current Openings

Manager of Community Advocacy Services

General Description The Manager of Community Advocacy Services is a critical full-time position, reporting to the Director of Programs & Partnerships. This position will supervise the community-based programming and collaborate with the Housing Navigator,...

Internship – General Internship

This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of domestic abuse advocacy, including research, policy analysis, community outreach, and administrative support. This internship is generally a good fit for someone working toward an...

Shelter Advocate

HAWC is seeking to hire a shelter advocate to work Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. This full-time position provides services to survivors of domestic abuse on site in our Emergency Family Shelter Program, providing advocacy with outside agencies and within the...

Community Based Domestic Violence Advocate

This full time, 40 hours/week position is responsible for providing crisis intervention, advocacy, case management and referral services to survivors of domestic abuse through our community offices in Salem, Lynn, and Gloucester, MA. This position is compensated...

Shelter per diem Staff

HAWC is recruiting per diem staff to provide services to survivors of domestic abuse in our Emergency Family Shelter Program.  This role provides direct, on-site support to individuals and families, ensuring participant safety and adherence to shelter policies,...