Rise Together for Safety and Justice 2024 supporting Elizabeth Freeman Center Inc
Elizabeth Freeman Center Inc

About Rise Together for Safety and Justice 2024

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 240% 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. 



Starts at:  June 30, 2023 11:00 PM
Ends at:  September 29, 2023 11:00 PM


Berkshire County,MA USA


Janis Broderick
(413) 499 - 2425

How to participate

  • Rise Together with us between {add dates};
  • Register and help us raise funds with your family, friends, and coworkers;
  • Donate so that we can raise the funds that we desperately need to continue to fight gender based violence;
  • Spread the word that EFC is here, open, and ready to help;
  • Take photos and videos about why you rise and share on social media with #WhyWeRise and #RiseTogether to join Elizabeth Freeman Center in spreading awareness about sexual and domestic violence in Berkshire County.

Stay tuned for more details!  Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates, acknowledgements, and to follow the hashtag #RiseTogether! 

Why We Rise

Since 2006, at least 17 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 37% higher than the state average by population.

Calls to our hotline increased over 300% since COVID and the numbers are still rising.

In 2023, EFC worked with 469 survivors of sexual assault.

We Rise

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.

How to Participate​​

    How your support makes a difference

    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! Since COVID, calls to our hotline increased 240%, and the numbers keep rising. With your support and partnership, EFC responded. ​

    Thank you for your support!