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History

In 2006, the South Shore Women's Resource Center was established to continue the work previously offered by the South Shore Women's Center (SSWC). Today, it is a program of Southeast Regional Network.

It serves 16 communities primarily on the South Shore, including Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Middleboro, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Scituate, and Wareham.

The South Shore Women's Center began in 1978 by Jim Hardeman and several committed volunteers, who offered group counseling to domestic violence victims. Shortly thereafter, SSWC received its first grant and expanded services to include a 24-hour Hotline. In 1981, SSWC received a Department of Social Services (now Department of Children & Families) grant and expanded services to include temporary emergency shelter, individual counseling, information and referral, court advocacy, volunteer training, and expanded community education/outreach.