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Sexual assault and rape are crimes of violence and control, using sex acts as a weapon. Rape and sexual assault are not sexually motivated acts; rather, they stem from aggression, rage, sexism, and the determination to exercise power over someone else. Rape is also a legal term that is defined in Massachusetts by three elements: penetration of any orifice by any object; force or threat of force; against the will of the victim. Sexual assault is often more broadly defined as any sexual activity that is forced or coerced or unwanted.

 Rape Crisis Centers
  • For counseling services, support groups, and advocacy services, please call the nearest rape crisis center. Each center is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
  • To speak to a rape crisis counselor in Spanish (Linea directa para sobrevivientes de abuso sexual), call the 24-hour statewide Spanish hotline: 1-800-223-5001
  • For deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals, TTY: 1-800-688-4889
Central Massachusetts
Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass. Worcester 800-870-5905 Hotline
508-852-7600 TTY
Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass. Fitchburg 800-870-5905
Wayside Victim Services Milford 800-511-5070 Hotline
508-478-4205 TTY
Voices Against Violence Framingham 800-593-1125 Hotline
508-626-8686 TTY