SSRAC provides a continuum of services around Domestic Violence. These services include education and prevention and progresses to supporting victims of Domestic Violence with real time access to essential needs. These supports are provided in the Center or in the community.
Emergency Services

24-hour, toll-free hotline support, 365 days
Emergency safe-homing for survivors and their children within our network of confidential safe homes and/or assistance with long-term placement
Food and clothing donations for program participants as available

Counseling and Support

Housing Stabilization and Economic Advocacy
Children’s S.E.E. program
Individual counseling and support groups for survivors focusing on overcoming the effects of abuse
The older women’s program helps support women over age 55 with issues of neglect and abuse while working to preserve their dignity and independence
Individual and group counseling for children and adolescents affected by domestic and/or teen dating violence
Safety planning discusses what the safest options are for your situation
Crisis intervention is provided on the phone or in person. Our domestic violence advocates assist you with information and support

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 in Massachusetts, which protects individuals against stalking, sexual assault, and criminal harassment. The Abuse Prevention Law (209A) is for domestic violence survivors. 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.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth: Advocacy

Advocates work with survivors 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.

Dating Violence Prevention and Intervention

This program is for adolescents, who are in abusive or unhealthy relationships. Counseling and group support are offered at the South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center, in the community, or at the adolescent’s school.