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Individual Counseling & Advocacy Services

All services are free and confidential, for more information contact our intake line 617.770.4065 x300 to schedule an appointment

DOVE’s Community Advocates work with survivors to help them cope with their experiences and begin the healing process.  Community Advocates work with survivors to address and identify safety risks and concerns to develop an individualized safety plan. Community Advocates can support survivors with offering a range of services including:


  • emotional support

  • safety planning & risk assessment

  • resource navigation

  • support making difficult decisions

  • advocacy with and or connection to other service providers as needed.

Support for Family and Friends of Survivors

Friends and family members of abuse survivors sometimes feel at a loss for how to support and help their loved one. DOVE provides information, referrals, education, and support to equip non-abusive friends and family members to better understand and support their loved ones.


Address Confidentiality Program Assistance

Certified through the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, DOVE staff assist clients with the application process of the Address Confidentiality Program. The ACP provides a safe substitute address for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to use as their legal address, as well as work and/or school address.


Victim Compensation Application Assistance

DOVE staff assist victims of domestic violence crimes with the application process for the Victim Compensation Program through the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

For more information contact our intake line 617.770.4065 x300 to schedule an appointment

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