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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.
To join our mailing list, please email us at WAAVcares@gmail.com
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 Megan@respondinc.org
Hotline: 617-623-5900 https://www.respondinc.org/
Services are free, confidential, and available in multiple languages: hotline available 8am-8pm, emergency shelter, counseling, safety planning, advocacy, and educational programing.
24 Hour Hotline: 877-785-2020 http://www.casamyrna.org/
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).
YWCA North Shore Hotline: 800-922-8772
Rape Crisis Center http://ywcansrcc.org/
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
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.