YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women and Girls
  • YWCA rape crisis services are for all women and men age 12 and over

  • The YWCA encourages people of all sexual, ethnic or religous backgrounds to seek the help they need

  • YWCA staff offer education and trainings to teen and adult groups

  • The YWCA offers resources to help you heal


Announcing our 6th Annual Fall Fest with a Twist!

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The YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center 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.  With our sister site locations [Lawrence and Haverhill] we serve more than 15,000 survivors each year, including women, children and families from throughout the Merrimack Valley and Essex County. 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.


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Intervention Services

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.
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Prevention Services

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.
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Provider Services

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.
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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.
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Recent News & Events

Our Hotline Number Has Changed

Please note that the Rape Crisis 24-Hour Hotline has changed to the same number utilized by our Lawrence and Haverhill sites. It is now 877-509-YWCA (9922).

Training Opportunities

Throughout the year, we offer many training sessions related to services related to Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault.  Course curriculum and length vary, so check out our schedule here.
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Fall Fest

The YWCA will host the 6th Annual Fall Fest fundraising reception on October 5th, 2023.  Call Eunice Zeigler
978-788-6339 for more information. Get your tickets today!