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If you are experiencing any abuse, know that you are not alone. You are entitled to various assistance regardless of your immigration statues. There are several agencies throughout the state that offers full assistance to people affected by domestic or sexual violence. Simply contact the agency serving your area to receive free and confidential services.


These agencies help with crisis intervention, restraining and harassment orders, court follow-up, individual or group counseling, therapy, shelter placement, emergency food (grocery gift cards), moving or relocation costs, lawyer referral, cell phones with 30-day plan, and other assistance you might need. .  


These agencies can also help you fill out victim's compensation application. For more information about this application, read our page "Compensation for Victims of Crime"   


To be able to find an agency in your area enter here or call Safelink which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: (877) 785-2020 and press number 3 for Portuguese. They provide information on agencies in your area and shelters available throughout the state.  


For information about protective order, click here.


For anti-harassment order information, go here  

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