Since 1976, NELCWIT has been working to build safety, justice, and dignity for all.
Serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of western
Massachusetts, we offer safety planning, advocacy, and support to anyone who has survived domestic or sexual
prevention education for our community, especially area youth.
We are now 37 years old! Since 1976, our programs have helped over
14,000 women, children, and men.
HONOR, CELEBRATE, & CONNECT
NELCWIT Honors Community Allies
At right, NELCWIT executive
director Cheryl Rogers and Board member Susan Manatt with
honoree Nancy Webb, Victim-Witness Advocate at the Northwest
District Attorney's Office
NELCWIT saves lives.
"Sally" called NELCWIT after her husband
threatened to kill her. After our advocates helped her through
the initial crisis, she continued to work with NELCWIT,
attending a support group and calling as needed.
Almost two years later, she says, "I feel like a new person.
After years of abuse and dependence, I am finding new
interests and I'm supporting myself for the first time ever. I'm
excited about the future and that feels great!"
NELCWIT's services are free and
We offer advocacy for women, men, and children;
for able-bodied and disabled individuals;
for straight, lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people; and for speakers of
have special programs for members of our area's
For a free,
confidential appointment with a NELCWIT advocate,
CALL 413-772-0806 or 888-249-0806 to
set up a time
Come to our office at 479 Main
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
crisis and recovery programs serve victims and survivors
of domestic and sexual violence in the 30-town Franklin
County-North Quabbin area.
Need help or information for yourself or
someone else? Call our
(413-772-0806 or 888-249-0806) any time, or come to our
office M-Th, 9-3 or Friday 9-12.
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