HAWC services are available by appointment in Salem, Lynn, or Gloucester. We are offering both in person and remote appointments. Please fill out a form to connect with HAWC services.
Take the first step towards a life free from violence and fear by calling HAWC’s 24-Hour Hotline
HAWC offers an emergency shelter to people and families who are in imminent danger because of abuse.
Meeting with HAWC’s advocates is the first step towards escaping violence and learning about resources.
One of the best ways to cope with a violent relationship is to connect with others facing similar issues.
HAWC offers a wide variety of comprehensive services to the community. Whether a client is interested in leaving an unhealthy relationship, or is simply seeking more information about domestic violence and what it means, our programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each person who is looking for help.
Our advocates undergo intensive training to be able to help clients cope with the multitude of issues a person experiencing domestic abuse may be facing. Advocates assists clients with safety planning, financial empowerment, and the abuse prevention order process. Clients can feel comfortable that our staff have access to a wealth of resources to best meet their needs.
HAWC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. HAWC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, status as a veteran or a member of the military, or any other characteristic protected by Massachusetts or Federal laws.