The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) is the rape crisis and domestic violence center of Franklin County and the North Quabbin

Thank you to all who helped make Valley Gives Day, May 2, 2017 a great success!

We raised $2,280 to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Franklin County and the North Quabbin.

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“Laura is one of the very best!” Pete Seeger

Greenfield Women’s March Reunion-NELCWIT Benefit

Singer songwriter guitarist Laura Wetzler led singing at the Greenfield Women’s March in January. Laura’s May 18 benefit gig will be a reunion of that great energy and action in support of New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) rape crisis & shelter programs in Franklin County.

Featuring her new EP benefit single, “The Fracking Blues” (

Laura Wetzler’s Two Doves: Songs of Resistance, Hope & Love concert features powerful songs of uncommon beauty, new and traditional, that give us the courage to speak out and survive troubled times. Celebrate wildly diverse music from homegrown U.S. social justice and environmental movements, as well as communities in Uganda, Yemen, Ethiopia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Eastern Europe and more. From Laura’s originals like The Fracking Blues, to 15th century Ladino protest lullabies, to Billie Holiday’s God Bless The Child, you will be LIFTED UP! Joining Laura on stage will be Greenfield favorites Wes Brown, Bassist extraordinaire, and the wonderful Richie Davis on African, Latin and Mid-east percussion.


Singer, songwriter, recording artist, & ethnic folklorist Laura Wetzler tours internationally in over 100 concerts & lectures each year, singing original story songs, soulful renditions of The Great American Songbook, and worldbeat music from Africa, Asia, Europe & the Americas. 

Laura Wetzler began singing professionally at the age of 15 and her critically- acclaimed CDs: Flying, Songwriter's Notebook, Again! Again! Kabbalah Music, and her newest, The Fracking Blues benefit single, are available from and itunes. Laura has shared stages with such artists as Pete Seeger, Odetta, Richie Havens, The Klezmatics, and many others.  Meticulous research goes into creating Laura’s 35 different concert and music lecture programs performed at venues in the US, Europe and Africa. In addition, she served as Coordinator for Uganda, working on 20 different humanitarian projects in Africa with the Abayudaya community. Working with African farmers, Laura helped create the Delicious Peace fair trade organic coffee project, an interfaith sustainable development project, which received a Global Citizen Award from Tufts University. 

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For immediate crisis intervention, please call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 413-772-0806

To talk to someone in person, please come to our Greenfield location during the following walk-in hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9AM-4PM
Friday, 9AM-1:30PM

We are located at 479 Main St., Greenfield, MA