The YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center is part of the YWCA of Greater Lawrence and provides services to all sexual assault survivors aged 12 and older and their non-offending family members and partners. We welcome all survivors regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, economic status, or legal status. All of our services are free and confidential. Through the YWCA of Greater Lawrence, we serve more than 15,000 women, children and families from throughout the Merrimack Valley and Essex County every year. We are an affiliate of the YWCA USA, the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization working for social and economic change.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Access to our 24-hour Hotline, as well as information on individual and group counseling for individuals and their loved ones dealing with sexual assault crisis situations.
We offer an expansive list of educational presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics on sexual assault to community, civic, business and educational groups.
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of workshops to providers to help educate their staff on how to deal with a wide variety of sexual assault topics.
What is Sexual Violence?
How is sexual assault and violence defined and how can you identify if you or a loved one is in trouble.