Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

A.R.T. salutes individuals of all gender identities who have the courage to speak out and break barriers of silence and fear. If you are looking for support surrounding experiences of sexual assault, harassment, or domestic violence, the following local organizations are a great place to seek resources and community. 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to prevent sexual violence. Their 24/7 hotline is always open: 800.841.8371

SafeLink is Massachusetts' statewide domestic violence hotline. SafeLink is toll free, bilingual in English and Spanish, available 24/7, anonymous and confidential: 877.785.2020

Harvard Offce of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
The OSAPR operates a free and con dential hotline open to the public. Information, referrals, and support is available 24/7: 617.495.9100

Become Involved

If HEAR WORD! Naija Women Talk True inspired you to learn more about and/or become involved in addressing the issues raised by the play, please check the following local and international organizations.

The Women's Center
Located in Cambridge, The Women's Center celebrates the victories, voices, and the survival of women, individually and collectively. Their mission is: to provide women with the resources and support they need to emerge from conditions of domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, social isolation, and degradation; and to challenge and change the attitudes, actions, and institutions that subjugate women.

Community Conversations: Sister to Sister
CC is a Cambridge-based women's health initiative and open forum to explore health issues of relevance to Black women and their families. They host monthly meetings in a local hair salon that bring Black women together with a rotating multidisciplinary team of Black women health professionals for informal and candid conversation.

Women Entrepreneurs Boston
WE BOS is a city program launched by Mayor Marty Walsh to bridge the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and promote economic equity for all Boston's women.

Girls Not Brides
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 800 civil society organizations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. Around the world, Girls Not Brides raises awarness of the harms of child marriage and crowdfunds for grassroots projects doing the same. 

Women for Women International
Women for Women International supports marginalized women from eight different countries to: earn and save money; improve health and well-being; and influence decisions in their homes and communities. Women for Women International helps women utilize skills, knowledge, and resources to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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