Domestic Violence Centers

You may call the National Domestic Violence ( Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (that's 1-800-799-7233) 24 hours a day and they will direct you to local resources.  Their TTY number for hearing-impaired persons is 1-800-787-3224.

Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Support and Help in Massachusetts
National Teen Dating Abuse ( Hotline 1-866-331-9474 / TTY1-866-331-8453​.


Women's Shelters - United States




It is important to remember that asking for directions is a‘lure’ which is still used to abduct individuals.   Being aware of this can help to keep you safe.  Remember, you don’t have to stop for anyone.  You can just keep walking or run away if necessary.  As always, use your instinct.

Domestic Violence Support and Help In Massachusetts

National Teen Dating AbuseHelpline

Sexual Assault Services

Women's Shelters - United States

Books/Publications About Self Defense

Black Belt Magazine - Self Defense, Traditional Fighting Styles, and All About What's Out There In Martial Arts (

Fighting Arts Website - Online Articles and Publications (

The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker - Excellent Resource For Learning About Intuition and Awareness

Missing - Stranger Abduction - Robert Stuber

The Secret Power Within by Chuck Norris - Zen Solutions To Real Problems

Self-Defense - Steps To Success by Joan M. Nelson