Thank you for joining Rise Together for Safety and Justice. Violence is a community problem and together we are part of a community movement to end domestic, sexual, and dating violence.
Every hour of every day, Elizabeth Freeman Center provides life-saving, life-renewing help to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. We reach over 3,000 people from almost every city, town, and hamlet in Berkshire County and we know that we are only scratching the surface.
When COVID hit, we never closed our doors. Our hotline calls increased over 77% and the situations are more dangerous and difficult than ever before.
With offices in Pittsfield, North Adams, and Great Barrington and staff at Probate and Family Court, Northern Berkshire District Court, Southern Berkshire District Court, Central Berkshire District Court and at both the Adams and Pittsfield police departments, our trained staff are available.
Because whoever we are, however we look, wherever we go - we all deserve safety and justice.
Since 2006, at least 14 women and 3 children have been murdered by those who once said they loved them.
Each year EFC serves over 3,000 adult and child survivors throughout the county.
Our rate of protection order filings is 53% higher than the state average by population.
Calls to our hotline increased over 77% during COVID.
In 2021, 373 survivors received services for sexual assault from EFC.
For Safety - to raise awareness that help is available.
For Justice - to stop the violence in our homes, our streets, our community, and for our children's future.
Send a strong message to our Berkshire County community that you RISE TOGETHER to create a violence-free future where all people can live with safety, justice, and dignity.
Your participation helps us continue life-saving, life-changing services for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence in Berkshire County.
Through Rise Together for Safety and Justice, we are building a community movement! Because of you, people know help is here! During COVID, calls to our hotline increased 77%, and with your support and partnership, EFC responded.