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***During the COVID pandemic meetings have been over Zoom ***


WAAV meets the third Wednesday of each month at WCAT Studios located at 24 Hemlock Road at 8:30am.


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Wakefield Alliance Against Violence
Wakefield Alliance Against Violence


In the event of an emergency, call 911


The Wakefield Police Department has a High Risk Program Specialist from RESPOND, Megan Knetemann, that work with Wakefield residents. Megan can be reached calling RESPOND at 617-623-5900 and asking for her. Her e-mail is



Hotline: 617-623-5900

Services are free, confidential, and available in multiple languages: hotline available 8am-8pm, emergency shelter, counseling, safety planning, advocacy, and educational programing.




Officer Amy Rando

Family Services Officer




24 Hour Hotline: 877-785-2020

Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.




We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. During the pandemic suicide rates have increased. Help is out there. Please call or encourage your loved one to call 800-273-TALK (8255). 


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Hotline: 800-841-8371




YWCA North Shore   Hotline: 800-922-8772

Rape Crisis Center

Saheli Helpline (response within 24 hours): 1-866-4 SAHELI

Saheli's mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to live safe and healthy lives. Led by a small staff and dedicated volunteers headquartered in Burlington, MA and Shrewsbury, NH, Saheli is uniquely focused on the needs of  South Asians (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Saheli staff and volunteers speak most South Asian languages, not limited to Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi and others.


If you need help, call Hotline:

(Chinese-Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Vietnamese) 617-338-2355

Alternative House (Khmer) 978-454-1436

Daybreak (Vietnamese) 508-755-9030

DOVE (Chinese) 617-471-1234

Everywoman's Center (Chinese) 888-337-0800

HarborCOV (Khmer) 617-884-9909

Lowell Asian Project Against Domestic Violence (Khmer) 978-4543651

South Asian Clinic (Indian dialects; Chinese) 617-591-6420



For those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Videophone available at 508-502-7681

(Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)


Women and Families Abuse Program

Support group geared towards individuals ages 50+ being abused by a family member or partner. This unique program is a joint effort between Greater Lynn Senior Services, Healing Abuse Working for Change of Salem, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Lynn. Call the program director at 781-599-0110.

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