Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence


Daybreak is the designated domestic violence service provider in the greater Worcester area. Daybreak services are designed to meet the needs of women and children whose lives are affected by interpersonal violence. Its overall mission is to foster safety within the community by:

  • enabling women to break free from domestic abuse
  • equipping young people with the skills to resist violence and abuse
  • promoting safe, non-violent and mutually respectful interaction within families
  • encouraging women to share their strength and courage with others

To achieve its mission Daybreak provides core services and community support, including: 24- hour hotline, community education, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach, court advocacy, and counseling. All services are free of charge and confidential. Many services and materials are available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

Community Based Services

Community Education Programs

Community Initiatives


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