Women are often made to feel guilty for staying in an abusive relationship – as if staying makes them responsible for the abuse. In truth, there are many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships, none of which have anything to do with inviting abuse.
Whether a woman leaves, or stays with her partner, help is available. But it can be difficult to ask for help. Get support. Call or speak to someone.
In Massachusetts you can call 1-877-785-2020 for help, 24 hours a day.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) will give you a local number for help in your area.
We’re here to help.
Who can join the group?
Common Purpose groups are open to volunteers, Department of Social Service referred clients, and court-mandated clients.