The Women's Center

405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-996-3343 | Fax: 508-999-7139

About this Location

The Women's Center provides free, confidential, 24-hour support to male and female survivors and/or victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child trauma. Multilingual services are provided and include; crisis intervention, counseling, education, outreach and referrals to resources. 24 Hour Hotline: 508-999-6636 TTY: 800-887-7130

Specialties and Services


  • Child & Adolescent Trauma Program
  • Community Education & Outreach
  • Domestic Violence Program
  • Emergency Safe Home
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Legal & Medical Advocacy
  • Residential Services
  • Sexual Assault Program

Service Settings

  • Advocacy Services
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Housing Assistance
  • Self Help, Peer Support, Community Support Groups


  • Community Resources and Supportive Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

  • Multilingual crisis intervention/individual and group counseling
  • Secure shelters
  • Emergency safe homes
  • Supportive services
  • Clinical assessments/diagnosis/treatment with licensed child therapists
  • Education to organizations/schools/service providers
  • domestic violence/sexual assault advocate training
  • SAFEPLAN services
  • Safety planning
  • Referrals to other needed services
  • Moral support and court accompaniment
  • Sexual assault counseling
  • Individual counseling for primary and secondary victims
  • Support groups for teen and adult survivors
  • On-site hospital support
  • Immigrant and Refugee sexual assault survivors
  • Transitional housing program


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Assistance Locating Alternative Transportation Options
  • Public Transportation Accessible

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

No formal referral process, anyone can make a referral to the Women's Center

Victims of rape or sexual assault should go directly to the hospital and call 911 to report the incident

Victims of domestic violence should call 24 hour hotline 508-999-6636 and call 911 to report the incident

Intake Process

To schedule an appointment, call the main office, 508-996-3343

or the 24 hour hotline, 508-999-6636

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Other Elgibility Criteria:

Must be a victim or survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or child trauma.


  • Free Services