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Community Resources

Information on local and state resources to help individuals, families and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal or mental health assistance.

Emergency Hotlines

If you are a victim of abuse, you are NOT alone, you are not to blame and you cannot control the actions of your abuser. There is more help available to you (and your children) than ever before. You, and only you, can make the decision to change or permanently end the abusive relationship you endure. No one deserves to be abused. 

For counseling services, support groups, and advocacy services, please call the nearest domestic violence program 24 hours a day:

  • Springfield Police Department Emergency number: 911
  • Police Department Domestic Violence Coordinator: 413-735-1519
  • Police Department Domestic Violence Advocate: 413-735-1520 
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Services, Springfield YMCA: 24 hour hotline 413-733-7100 (TTV) or 800-796-8711 (TTV
  • SafeLink -- 877-785-2020 (toll-free) Statewide 24 hour multilingual hotline (Shelter, support & safety planning)
  • SafeLink TTY -- 877-521-2601
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline -- 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline -- 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline -- 866-331-9474
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline -- 800-273-8255
  • The Network La Red - 800-832-1901 (24/7) (for LGBTQ, BDSM and polyamorous community)

Local Resources

STCC

Be Empowered Violence Prevention 

  • Free & confidential individual or group counseling & advocacy for those affected either directly or indirectly by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking
  • Counseling available for students, faculty and staff on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Call or come by: Building 14 / Room 300
  • Danielle Petrangelo, YWCA Counselor, 413-755-5327 (STCC), 413-732-3121 (YWCA), dlpetrangelo@stcc.edu

The STCC Police Department can assist you in obtaining a Restraining Order or a Harassment Prevention Order

Getting Out and Staying Out

Preventing Sexual Violence