Community Resource Guide: Domestic Violence Shelters

Mass. Statewide
24-Hour Emergency Hotline
REACH provides emergency shelter, case management, advocacy, and legal assistance. Also, REACH provides services to help cope with the aftermath of domestic violence: support groups, and counseling for children. Individuals and families can stay at the shelter for up to 3 months.
Referrals: Self
PO Box 540024
Waltham, MA, 02454
781-891-0724 ext. 100
Emergency Hotline (24 hours): 800-899-4000
24 month scattered site transitional program that provides families/victims of domestic violence with safe, temporary housing,provided with counseling and educational or employment opportunities needed to support their families and establish their independence as a domestic violence survivor. Each family will be assisted by their case manager in order to locate permanent housing. 
Referrals: Social agencies and homeless shelters (contact local homeless shelters for referral)
HCEC Line at 800-488-1969 extension 6770 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m)
Waltham Support Committee for Battered Women
Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: 9-11 beds.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months.
Services: Advocacy, referral, food, clothing, some transportation.
Referral: Any
P.O. Box 540024
Waltham, MA, 02454

781-891-0724 or 800-899-4000 (Hotline)

Shelter Directory (by Women of Means): a comprehensive list of DV shelters with referral information and other details- just click "Shelters for Women in Crisis"

Domestic violence victims are eligible to apply for emergency shelter through the state.

Service provider for Waltham:
80 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
Emergency Public Housing for Domestic Violence Victims 
Domestic violence survivors who have explicit proof of the abuse (police records, medical records etc) are eligible to apply for Emergency Public Housing.