UMass Amherst Center for Women & Community

The Center for Women and Community

Rape Crisis Services

The Rape Crisis Services program at the Center for Women and Community provides free and confidential crisis services for survivors of all gender expressions in the Hampshire County and Five College Community. We support survivors of rape; sexual assault; childhood sexual abuse; stalking; domestic violence; emotional, psychological and verbal abuse. Additionally, we are available to support survivors’ friends, family members, and significant others.

Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Battering

All our services are free and confidential. Counselor/Advocates are available 24 hours, 7 days/week to provide support, information, crisis intervention, and medical and legal advocacy.

Walk-In Services

Our walk-in hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm located at New Africa House. Please feel free to come and speak with a Counselor/Advocate, to ask questions, to look through our therapist referral guide, or to read a book or article from our non-lending library.

Legal and Medical Advocacy
We provide legal and medical advocacy, including helping women to obtain restraining orders at the Northampton District Court.

Short-term Counseling
Counselor/Advocates can meet with survivors for 10-12 weeks on an individual basis.

Support Groups for Sexual Abuse and Rape Survivors
The Counselor/Advocate Program offers free support groups for survivors of incest, sexual assault, and rape.

Specialized Teen Services

24-Hour Crisis Hotline


Local Long Distance

413-577-0940 (TTY)
MA Relay 711

Spanish Speaking Rape Crisis Counselors,
M-F, 11am - 5pm