The Second Step is a community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers who foster the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence. We provide comprehensive services, including safety planning, legal advocacy, counseling, peer support, transitional housing, and other essential services to adults, youth, and children in Greater Boston and MetroWest.
Since 1992, The Second Step has partnered with thousands of survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. We know that services alone are not sufficient to help survivors heal from their trauma, nor can awareness campaigns make the necessary impact in abuse prevention.
Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. Our comprehensive programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.
Domestic violence does not discriminate, and neither do we. The Second Step serves survivors of domestic violence—adults, children, and youth—regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic or immigration status. While our transitional residences are located in Newton, our Community Programs, Steps to Justice Legal Services Program, and Housing and Stabilization Program serve clients from across the greater Boston area.
Supporting survivors of domestic violence in their transition to self-sufficient living.
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