Everyone DeservesHealthy Relationships

At REACH, we’re empowering individuals, families, and communities to overcome domestic violence – because we all deserve safe, healthy relationships.

How We Do Our Work

To promote healthy relationships and end domestic violence, REACH focuses on four key areas of intervention.

Safety & Shelter

Through our emergency shelter program, we offer immediate services for victims of domestic violence who aren’t safe in their own homes.

Community-Based Advocacy

REACH actively advocates with survivors of domestic violence, supporting them as they reclaim their independence.

Education & Prevention

Our compassionate team leads discussions and trainings in businesses, schools, and other community spaces on recognizing and preventing domestic violence.

Community Engagement

Our outreach programs equip community members of all ages, genders, occupations, and backgrounds to be agents of change.

What is Domestic Violence?

Abuse is a pattern of behaviors that one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over another person.

Financial Abuse

Controlled or limited access to financial resources

Physical Abuse

Harm or injury caused by physical force

Sexual Abuse

Any non-consensual sexual act or behavior

Psychological Abuse

Deliberate emotional harm or manipulation

Impact Change

Vote YES on 4

When you're out at the polls, remember to VOTE YES ON 4. Voting YES ON 4 will provide our survivors with peace of mind knowing they will be able to safely escape dangerous situations or commute in order to provide for their families. Help us ensure that Massachusetts joins the 16 other states that have already successfully passed and implemented similar laws on November 8.

Community Reach

Explore firsthand stories about hope, healing, advocacy, and more on our blog.

Vote YES ON 4

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The Changing Faces of Advocacy at REACH

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Survivor Voices


Melinda's Story

It took 2 years and 8 months of being out of his grip to realize that it’s ok to be me again. It’s ok to laugh out loud and it’s my right to be un-ladylike and laugh deeply from my belly.

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