|950 W. Chestnut Street
PO Box 4206
Brockton MA 02403
Phone: (508) 588-2045
Hotline: (508) 588-8255
TTY: (508) 894-2869
A New Day (formerly Womansplace Crisis Center; the name was changed in August of 2010) is committed to working toward the elimination of violence against women and children through direct services, education and social activism.
24-hour Emergency Hotlines – 7 days/week:
Free, confidential services offered for women and children who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Services include:
EMERGENCY SHELTER – women and children in flight from violent homes may reside in
CRISIS INTERVENTION – Staff will meet with survivors and their families or friends at the hospital, police station, or courthouse. Staff will provide information, support, and/or referrals to guide them through the medical, criminal justice and social service systems.
Group Counseling – Support groups both on-site and in the community, e.g. area schools, homeless shelters, and residential programs. Groups exist for survivors of rape, child sexual abuse, and domestic and/or dating violence. We also have a group for parents of children who have been sexually abused. We offer groups to meet the needs of specific ages, such as teens and older women. Most groups are available in English, Spanish, and Capeverdean Creole. As groups change over time, please call us for a current listing.
MEDICAL, LEGAL, HOUSING AND WELFARE ADVOCACY – Womansplace participates in SAFEPLAN. This is a court-based program designed to assist victims of domestic violence with safety planning and with obtaining restraining orders.
TEEN PROGRAM – counseling, groups, education
OLDER WOMEN’S PROGRAM – counseling, advocacy, groups
VOLUNTEER TRAINING – 35-hour training program for volunteers
Services provided in English, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, and Portuguese.