Renewal House

hands holding candlesRenewal House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals and families who are fleeing violence or abuse. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and families escaping domestic violence. Renewal House was one of the first domestic violence shelters in the state to provide shelter for male survivors as well as female, and is sought out by other agencies for its expertise in attending to the spiritual needs of survivors. Renewal House works closely with other programs that serve the LGBTQ communities, as well as those that serve elders and individuals with disabilities to provide the best support we can to these under-served populations.

Renewal House Offers:

  • 24-hour confidential hotline: 617-566-6881
  • Emergency shelter for individuals and families
  • Safety planning
  • In-house support groups (Empowerment Group, Restorative Justice Circles, Art Therapy)
  • Bilingual Spanish/English advocacy
  • English as a second language (ESL) classes
  • Individualized advocacy for survivors and families (includes housing advocacy, healthcare advocacy, children’s advocacy and economic advocacy)
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Leadership Training
  • Counseling
  • Referrals for job training, legal assistance and educational programs
  • Community outreach education

Renewal House is partially supported by MOVA through the 1984 VOCA grant from OVC, OJP, U.S. D.O.J.
 community works logo Renewal House is a member of Community Works
GBFB Renewal House is a member of The Greater Boston Food Bank