NO ONE should live in fear, or with emotional, verbal, or physical abuse.
Are you, or someone you know, involved in an abusive, controlling, or violent relationship? You are not alone. The Georgetown Police Department is here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Our doors are open 24/7. You can also reach us at 978-352-5700, or by dialing 9-1-1.
Here's a great tool to assist in finding resources for those in need. This link will take you to a free web service provided by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. With this tool, you simply enter your ZIP Code select the type of crime that was committed, and then select a category of service you need.
On the Connection Between Domestic and Alcohol Abuse. This web guide explores how domestic abuse can stem from alcoholism and how victims of domestic abuse sometimes turn to alcohol to cope.
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center:
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center offers an array of free services and resources to anyone in need. For more information, including the full list of services they provide, please visit their website, or call their hotline:
CONFIDENTIAL 24/7 HOTLINE: 978-388-1888
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc.
5 Market Square, Suite 109
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-834-9710 (Client Services Office)
YWCA of Greater Lawrence:
Another resource available is the YWCA of Greater Lawrence. Like the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, the YWCA can provide domestic violence survivors and their families with numerous services, including transitional housing, crisis intervention, and legal advocacy.
Anyone in need of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault services may call the YWCA during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 978-682-3039.
After hours, you may call their 24-hour Sexual Assault hotline at 877-509-YWCA (9922), or their 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 844-372-9922.
YWCA of Greater Lawrence
107 Winter Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Please visit their website for more information.
Additional resources can be found on the Essex County District Attorney's website.