Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Resources. There is help! If you have been sexually assaulted, you are not alone and there is help available. In the Amherst Area, the local 24-hour rape crisis line is 413-545-0800. (for TTY call 413-577-0940). The following is a list of resources that can also be used to assist you.

Center for Women and Community (CWC) Hampshire County’s Rape Crisis Center offers support, counseling and advocacy for people of all genders and gender identities who have been impacted by sexual and domestic violence.  Located in Amherst. 24-hour Crisis/support line: (413) 545-0800/ (TTY) 413-577-0940), web site

Llámanos es una línea de ayuda estatal en español, para casos de abuso sexual y proporciona intervención telefónicas, conserjería, y referidos en casos de crisis, es principalmente para la comunidad hispana en Massachusetts. Linea de ayuda: 1-800-223-5001. lunes - viernes, 11am - 5pm. Llámanos y hablemos is a statewide Spanish Language Sexual Abuse Helpline that provides telephone crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, primarily to Spanish speaking communities. Hotline: 1-800-223-5001. M-F, 11am - 5pm.

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (N.E.L.C.W.I.T) provides domestic violence and rape crisis services for Franklin County, including counseling, advocacy and referrals. Located in Greenfield. 24-hour Crisis Hotline: (413) 772-0806.

NELCWIT also offers a Native American Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivors Service. Call 413-772-0871 for more information.

Provides free legal services for victims of sexual assault in Massachusetts in the areas of their lives that the assault has impacted, including their privacy, education, safety, employment, housing, immigration, financial stability, and criminal justice system advocacy. Victims do NOT have to report to the police to receive these services. All conversations with VRLC staff are confidential. Located in Boston (with assistance available in Western MA).

For an intake, call (617) 399-6720 x19

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) - This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. You will be routed to the closest hotline, based on the number you call from.

24-hour crisis line: 1-800-656-HOPE

RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual assault, their friends, and families over RAINN's website. Free, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and uses an interface similar to instant messaging. Click on 'online hotline' at the top of the page.

Victim/Witness Assistance is provided through the local District Attorney's office for Hampshire and Franklin Counties. If you are a victim in a case that goes to criminal court, you will be assigned a Victim/Witness Advocate who works for the District Attorney's office and will assist you during the criminal court process. The Victim/Witness Assistance Unit provides advocacy and information about the court process to victims and witnesses of crime, as well as information about victim rights and referrals to community resources.

District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Unit (Northampton): (413) 586-5780

It’s never too late to call and get support. You can call a rape crisis line about a sexual assault or uncomfortable sexual situation that happened recently or a long time ago.

The Victim Rights Law Center provides sexual assault victims with free legal help. Their goal is to provide legal resourses so survivors can reclaim their life.