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Local Community Support Agencies / Organizations for Women
The Women’s Center
405 County Street - New Bedford, MA - 508. 996.3343
209 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA - 508.672.1222
24-Hour Hotline - 508.999.6636
“To empower and support positive choices for all and to educate and take action in the community for the
prevention of oppression and violence”.
Center for Women & Enterprise
Boston - 24 School Street - 7th Floor - Boston, MA - 617.536.0700
Worcester - 50 Elm Street - 2nd Floor - Worcester, MA - 508.363.2300
Providence - 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. - 2nd Floor - Providence, RI - 401.277.0800
Education, Training, Technical Assistance, Women’s Business Enterprise Certification - A nonprofit
New Women’s Center, Inc.
2645-A Main Street - Springfield, MA - 413.455.3493
A nonprofit organization that educates pregnant women in crisis, and offers counseling and support
services: Pregnancy tests, Medical referrals, Housing referrals, Food program alternatives, Emergency
assistance, Educational referrals, Social agency referrals, Emotional support, Maternity clothes, Baby
clothes, food, and adoption information.
The Divorce Center
Riverside Center - 275 Grove Street - Building Two, Suite 400 - Newton, MA - 888.434.8787
Mission: “We lessen fear through knowledge. We educate parents about the effects of divorce on their
children. We provide assistance and training for the professional community. We provide referral
services directly to those going through divorce.”
Support groups, Parent education, & Resources for all
Armenian International Women’s Association
65 Main Street, #3A - Watertown, MA - 617.926.0171
“Our objective is to create a safe environment for women – a place where they receive support, empathy,
and the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. Women are provided with practical learning
about domestic violence, as well as counseling that bolsters self-esteem and confidence.”
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The Women’s Center
46 Pleasant Street - Cambridge, MA - 617.354.6394
“The Women’s Center is an anti-racist community center for women - fighting women’s rights and against
all forms of oppression”.
Massachusetts Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts
See website for support contacts in your county!
Resources listed by county for the state of Massachusetts: Abuse in relationships, Sexual Victimization,
Stalking, Statistics, Victim Assistance, Bookstore, Public Arrest Records, Laws, Aspects of Abuse, and
much, much more!
Women’s Support Group: Online Meet-up Groups
Local support groups for women
Online Resources for Women
A website dedicated to ending poverty and the injustices that cause it.
“Whether you're a student who stumbles upon our site while researching a term paper, a veteran
feminist who proudly identifies with the "f-word," or someone curious about the vast ways that
women's issues intersect with every other part of life, we welcome you and hope you find great
value from visiting Feminist.com”
Online resources related to Women’s history, Non-Western Women’s history, Western Women’s
history, Women’s Studies, and general web archives related to Women, technology, and online
Gender & Sexism
Online resources that relate to Gender and Ethics: Court decisions, Commission Reports &
Documents, Gender-Related Web Sites, Online Surveys, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, A Bibliographical
Survey of Philosophical Literature on Gender, Recent Literature on Gender, and Suggestions for
Discussion Questions and Term Paper Topics.
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National Organization for Women - NOW
An online resource that raises awareness of the issues facing Women in the US: “domestic
violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines
of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes
survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right's attacks on
poor women and children”.
Online Resources for Feminist Activism
An A-Z listing of online resources available to women from across the country. Sponsored by
Stanford University Women’s Community Center.
Sexism resources on marriage and divorce, birth and death, prejudice and equality, war, peace,
and human rights, care for the planet, wealth and poverty, and genetic engineering.
Tasmania Department of Education Website
Online articles and print publication resources related to sexism.
An amazing resource that features links and articles to websites related to Sexism, Women’s
Rights, Violence towards women, feminism, sexual harassment, gender inequality, and many more
Violence Against Women Online Resources - VAWOR
“A cooperative project of the Office on Violence Against Women and the Minnesota Center Against
Violence & Abuse at the University of Minnesota”.
We Help Women
A online resource that provides programs and courses in career for women, finances, and personal
development, empowerment, and leadership.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
A resource capturing Women’s history in the US. More than 105 document projects/archives and
4,100 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text sources.
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Women’s Education Center
A comprehensive website that offers resources related to Women’s health, finances, work life, and
Women’s Health Online Resources
Links and resources related to Women’s health. Complete health library, glossary of medical
terms, diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, wellness library, interactive tools, dietary
guidelines, audio podcasts, video podcasts, e-newsletters and much more!
Women’s Studies Online Resources
In partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, this website provides
information on web resources, women’s studies, women’s issues, as well as many programs and
information related to gender issues.