DOVE is continuously monitoring the latest developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and following the direction of our state and federal public health officials. We are making changes in our services to help minimize the risk of virus transmission.

While our community office is currently closed, DOVE staff are continuing to provide community and legal services via phone and email until further notice. As a result of the guidance issued by the Governor and public health officials, we are making a few temporary shifts to some of our programs and services and events to minimize the risk of virus transmission, while remaining available to survivors and community members who need us. Please see below.

This is a fast-moving and changing situation, and we will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from the MA Department of Public Health. We will provide timely updates to our website, Facebook, and Instagram feeds as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please call our office line at 617.770.4065 x300, or email us at

Community Based Advocacy & Counseling Update

Legal advocacy updates

Civilian domestic violence advocate update

Community education and Youthspeak update