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What is Domestic Violence?

“Domestic Violence is not an argument every once in a while or a bad mood after a rough day; it is a pattern of harmful, controlling behavior that someone uses against their partner. Domestic violence is all about power and control and may not always involve physical abuse. It can include emotional/verbal, sexual, financial, and cultural/identity-based abuse and crosses all gender, age, ability, social, ethnic, racial, and economic lines. Abuse is never mutual, and doing everything “right” will not stop it. No one deserves to be threatened, intimidated, or harmed by a partner.  You do not have to leave your partner to come to DOVE. You are not alone; help is available.” 

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Please note: this is contact form is not for emotional support.

For emotional support, please call our intake line at

617-770-4065 ext. 300  




P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269


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