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Violence Prevention and Response: Resources

On-campus resources

  • Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) at MIT Medical
    Call the 24-Hour VPR hotline at 617-253-2300 to reach an advocate from MIT Medical’s Program for Violence Prevention and Response. We can help you think about your options and decide what to do next.

  • MIT Police
    Dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212 from a cell phone or off-campus phone

  • Urgent Care at MIT Medical
    If you have been physically injured or are experiencing an urgent mental health problem, call 617-253-4481 for medical advice. A clinician may direct you to go straight to a hospital emergency room or come into MIT Medical’s Urgent Care Service (open from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. every day of the year).

  • Mental Health and Counseling Service at MIT Medical
    617-253-2916 (Days, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.)
    617-253-4481 (Evenings and overnight, 7 p.m.–7 a.m.)

  • Title IX Compliance
    Find the on-campus procedures for handling sexual violence cases here.

Off campus resources

Sexual assault/rape-related services:

Intimate partner violence-related services:

  • Transition House (617-661-7203) is a domestic violence agency in Cambridge that provides emergency shelter and transitional and supported housing.

  • Casa Myrna Vazquez (617-521-0100) is a multicultural organization offering a variety of services to individuals affected by domestic violence.

  • SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide 24-hour toll-free domestic violence hotline: 877-785-2020.

LGBTQ-specific services:

  • The Network/La Red hotline (617-742-4911; 617-227-4911, TTY) provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender individuals who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–midnight; Saturday, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.–midnight (call SafeLink hotline after hours).

  • The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project provides a 24-hour hotline at 800-832-1901 to support victims and survivors through education, advocacy, and direct services.

VPR’s 24-hour confidential hotline:

617-253-2300

On-campus emergencies

Call the MIT Police

617-253-1212

Or dial 100 from any campus phone

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