Welcome to the South Shore Women's Resource Center
We are a nonprofit, community-based domestic violence program that has been assisting victims of domestic violence and their families for more than 30 years. Services are free and confidential. Our focus is to create a welcoming environment where victims can feel safe to make empowering choices in their lives.
Crisis intervention: Provided on the phone or in person, our domestic violence advocates assist you with information and support you ask for.
Safety planning: Discuss what the safest options are for your situation.
Assistance with shelter placement: Emergency shelter for victims within our network of confidential safe homes and/or assistance with long-term placement
Support groups: Educational and empowerment groups for victims.
Clinical Individual/Group/Family Therapy: Substance abuse and mental health services for victims, including trauma, depression, and anxiety.
24-hour Hotline: Trained staff and volunteers are available around the clock to listen and to provide information and safety options.
Additional Outreach Programs & Services
Older Women: Women age 55 and older are provided with domestic violence counseling, advocacy, and information, in addition to related supportive services.
Homicide Bereavement Services: SHARES (Surviving Homicide's Aftermath: Resources, Education, Support) provides free, confidential services to family and friends of murdered individuals, people who have been victims of terrorism, or victims of vehicular homicide in Plymouth and Bristol counties.
Road to Healing: Services for those affected by Impaired Driving: Our Road to Healing Program provides free & confidential services to individuals & families affected by drug & alcohol impaired driving throughout Bristol & Plymouth Counties.
Jordan Hospital Advocacy:Advocates work with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in the Emergency Department, exploring resources and options, as well as safety planning and scheduling follow-up services.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: This outreach program is conducted in collaboration with the Plymouth Council on Aging. Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren receive information, education, and legal advice on available resources.
Batterers' Intervention Program
Dept. of Public Health guidelines dictate batterers attend an intervention program for at least 80-hours. High Point offers two-hour groups that meet weekly for 40 consecutive weeks. The program is for both male and female perpetrators.
Court Advocacy (SAFEPLAN)
Navigating through the courts is an often bewildering process. Advocates work out of Plymouth District, Plymouth Probate, Wareham District, and Hingham District Courts. They help clients with the 209A process, in addition to the Harassment Prevention Order (258E), passed last year in Massachusetts, which provides victims relief against stalking, sexual assault, and criminal harassment. The Abuse Prevention Law (209A) is for domestic violence victims. One of the requirements to filing is a relationship must exist between family or household members. A victim of sexual assault by someone with whom no previous relationship exists can seek a 258E harassment order.
Education & Trainings
Intervention and prevention education and workshops are provided to all interested community groups (i.e. civic, religious, business,and school). We also bring the White Ribbon Campaign into area schools. The White Ribbon Campaign is an initiative that encourages men to become outspoken advocates against violence against women. As dating violence is a very real issue teens are grappling with, the White Ribbon Campaign is an effective tool in educating young people about dating and domestic violence.
The South Shore Women's Resource Center works with our community partners to educate people about domestic violence, in addition to preventing its occurrence in the first place. Partners include local police departments, area schools, local Council on Aging centers, the Department of Children & Families, Department of Transitional Assistance, Plymouth County DA's Office, Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Plymouth County Risk Assessment Team, the United Way of Greater Plymouth County, faith-based entities, and other interested groups.