You are not alone. We are here to help.

CONNECT to End Violence, a dual domestic violence program and rape crisis center, provides free and confidential services to individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic or sexual violence as well as loved ones, friends, acquaintances or coworkers who may also be impacted. Our services are available to all genders, abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, demographics etc. All services, including bilingual, are available on a walk-in basis, or by appointment.

The mission of CONNECT to End Violence is to reduce domestic and sexual violence on Martha’s Vineyard by changing the social norms through education, advocacy, and community mobilization, and providing crisis intervention services including advocacy, counseling, and support services for victims.

CONNECT’s services include:

CONNECT empowers individuals by: 

  • Believing individuals are experts in their own story, know what is best for them and what safety looks like and will make decisions based on their life circumstances. 
  • Educating individuals on resources available in our community to promote their well-being and safety.

CONNECT also provides services to children and/or family members of victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

CONNECT’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 508-696-SAFE (7233)

Trained domestic violence and rape crisis counselors are available 24/7 and 365 days a year. They provide immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis as a result of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Massachusetts State Police:

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital:

Massachusetts Legal Services:

Edgartown District Court:

Probate Court:

Children’s Cove Child Advocacy Center:

CONNECT’s funding is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and by private contributions.