• NELCWIT is the sexual and domestic violence crisis center of Franklin County and the North Quabbin.

For immediate crisis intervention and support, please call our 24/7 Crisis Line:


Se habla español. We can also receive calls in more than 200 other languages through an interpretation service. All are welcome. Our lines are TTY enabled or use MA Relay 711.

Toll-free number for residents of Franklin County & North Quabbin: (888) 249-1816.

Celebrate the Life Of George Floyd & The Movement for Racial Justice

Thank you to all who joined us on Wednesday, May 25, 4:00-7:00pm on the Greenfield Common! This event organized by the Coalition for Racial Justice invited the community to celebrate the life of George Floyd and the movement for racial justice with drumming, music, children's activities, Bomba lessons, and speakers. Stay tuned for future events!

The Power to Persevere
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the Friends of NELCWIT Annual Virtual Fundraising Event! It was a great success - so far we have raised $24,336.
And you can still contribute - just press the Donate Now button below,
or mail a check to:
NELCWIT, 17 Long Avenue, Greenfield, MA, 01301
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Thank you to Keynote Speakers Tahirah Amatul-Wadud & Rachel Rybaczuk
and to hosts Judge Bertha Josephson (retired) & Carla Oleska, Friends of NELCWIT

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is the executive director and legal officer for CAIR MA - a civil rights organization dedicated to serving the Muslim community. She is a longtime domestic relations attorney with a strong record of civil rights litigation, interfaith activism and representing families in court. She is a former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She is a former member of the Family Advisory Council of Boston Children’s Hospital. She has served as an attorney with the Children’s Law Project on behalf of the Hampden County Bar Association. She is also a panel attorney with Safe Passage.

Tahirah was named a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a graduate of Elms College in Chicopee and Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, where she was awarded the dean’s distinguished alumni award. Tahirah is the married mother of 7 children. She can be found on all social media as: @TahirahAW

Rachel Rybaczuk is a community organizer, award winning educator and highly rated consultant working across policy, nonprofit, academic and business contexts. She combines social science rigor, principles of justice and dynamic lived experience to lead DEI work that makes complex topics accessible and actionable. For over 15 years, she has provided assessment, strategy, organizational development, trainings and coaching for diverse groups as founder of Equity Into Action.

In all of the work we do, we rely on people like you. Thank you for your support!

Almost twenty-seven years ago, NELCWIT was a lifesaver for me and my three kids, and none of us have forgotten. I'm just sharing this with you to let you know what a huge impact the courageous and dedicated women of NELCWIT, and the vital, top-notch services they provide, have had across time. I can't, and wouldn't want to, imagine my life without your grace and wisdom.

- Anonymous