Southeast Massachusetts Council on Advocacy

SEMCOA’s mission is to advocate for and provide support to individuals, families, and communities in the areas of substance use, mental illness, domestic violence, homelessness, and parenting.
This diverse scope provides wraparound services for those in need.
SEMCOA’s origins date to 1971 when it was founded in the City of New Bedford. Since then, the agency has shifted, merged, and grown to meet expanding needs. The thread that connects all of SEMCOA’s projects and programs is an effort to support individuals and families on their journeys towards self-sufficiency and independence.

South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center

We are a nonprofit, community-based domestic violence program that has been assisting survivors of domestic violence and their families for more than 40 years. SSRAC is committed to providing comprehensive services for intimate partner and familial violence, as well as victim services and prevention for survivors and loved ones of impaired driving crashes, and loved ones who have lost someone to homicide. We work to further a community culture that provides safety and support to those affected by domestic violence, homicide, and impaired driving crashes to empower victims, survivors, and their children so that they can lead lives free from domestic violence and strive to heal from the aftermath of impaired crashes and homicide.