YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women and Girls

Support & Counseling

Woman, confident but not smiling, ethnic, head shot24-Hour Hotline

Survivors of sexual assault, their partners, friends and family can all call our 24-hour hotline for free, anonymous and confidential support. Our hotline is staffed by highly trained individuals who can listen, provide support, information and referrals or go to the hospital, court and/or police department with you.
Call us any time: 877-509-YWCA (9922)


Individual Counseling
We offer free, confidential counseling to survivors of sexual assault as well as those significant people in their lives who help support them in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Meetings usually take place in our Lynn office, but special arrangements may be made to see people in other locations if necessary. We also have office hours at our satellite locations in Newburyport (Tuesdays from 10 A.M. to 2 P .M.) and Salem (Tuesdays from 3 to 7:30 P.M.). If you are interested in Individual Counseling, please call our office at 781.477.2313. or contact Ross Steinborn. For more information on our satellite locations, please email Sarah Treaster.

Group Counseling
Various support groups are offered throughout the year. Past groups have included Teen Peer to Peer Groups, Male Survivor Group, Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault, Adult Women’s Group. All groups are free and confidential. Groups are offered on an as-needed basis or can be added to a group interest list.

For more information, email Brittny Maravelias, or contact our office Monday – Friday at 781.477.2313.