Domestic and Gender Based Violence Prevention Initiative

Upcoming Events

Cambridge Citywide Domestic Violence Training

September 29th 2016 - November 10th 2016

Organized by the City of Cambridge Initiative on Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Transition House

Facilitated by guest speakers from Cambridge and Massachusetts based domestic violence programs, non-profits and specialists

Topics: Domestic Violence 101, Local and Regional Resources, Domestic Violence and Cultural Differences, Domestic Violence in GLBTQI Communities, Effects of Abuse on Children, Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, High Risk Assessment & Response, Housing, Trauma, Substance Abuse & Mental Health, and Health & Domestic Violence

The training is free. Space is limited and registration ends September 19th, 2016.

Participants can select to attend specific workshops, but are expected to attend the first two sessions on September 29th and October 3rd.

For more details and to register, please email Kara Blue at or call her at 617-868-1650

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Annual Domestic Violence Vigil

October 5, 2016

In observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness month, a candlelight vigil will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, October 5 on the steps of Cambridge City Hall. This vigil will honor those whose lives were taken by domestic violence in 2016.

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Faith Leader Workshop on Domestic Violence: Resources for Counseling Survivors and Abusers

October 28 and October 29, 2016

The Cambridge Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative, Transition House, and Emerge have partnered together to offer a two-part workshop for faith leaders and their teams! This two-part workshop will provide tools for working with survivors and abusers in relationships affected by domestic violence. Upon the completion of this workshop, attendees will gain:

  • An understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence
  • Ability to identify indicators and tell-tale signs of domestic violence
  • Tools to open a dialogue with those that have been affected by domestic violence
  • Skills for providing care and appropriate referrals to both parties in a safe and productive way

The workshops will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. They will be located at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA. 02139 (Please use the entrance located at 13 Sellers St.).

This workshop is free of charge and open to all faith leaders and their teams. A light meal will be provided both days. Please REGISTER here.

Please contact Shameka Gregory at (617) 868-1650 or with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

City Manager:
Louis DePasquale

Deputy City Manager:
Lisa C. Peterson

Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139