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About Us

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


For immediate crisis intervention, please call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline:

413-772-0806

Watch this short video to learn more about NELCWIT's history, services and current response to the coronavirus pandemic. A transcript of the video is also available here.

Intro to NELCWIT draft video.mp4

NELCWIT’s Mission is to work within the community to build safety, justice, and dignity for all. We offer counseling, advocacy, and resources to individuals whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual abuse, and assist in prevention and education work to decrease violence in our community. As an anti-racist, multicultural organization, NELCWIT also joins with and mobilizes other groups and individuals who are working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse, ensure human rights, and create social change.

NELCWIT offer services to people of all genders, sexual orientations and abilities. All of NELCWIT’s services are free of charge, do not require health insurance or documentation, and are available in Spanish and English, with other languages offered through an interpretation service.

The policies of NELCWIT prohibit any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law with respect to employment, volunteer participation and the provisions of services.