Emergency Shelter/Crisis Support

Are you safe at home? Do you need help?

If you are fearful of physical or verbal abuse from a household member, call the Pepperell police directly at (978)433-2424.

The law provides significant support for you. A police officer will assist you in learning about how the law protects you, what kind of resources are available to you, and if necessary will take action assisting you in obtaining an emergency restraining order and provide for your physical safety.

Need to talk to someone right now?

(877) 785-2020
Safelink is the toll-free Massachusetts statewide crisis and referral domestic violence hotline, providing translation for 140 different languages.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Local Shelters for Women & Children

Alternative House
Lowell, MA
(888) 291-6228 (Hotline)
For battered women and their children (boys to age 12).

Battered Women's Resources/YWCA
Across Central Massachusetts
(508) 755-9030 (24hr Hotline)

Local Shelters for Men, Women, and Families

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter
2 Quincy Street, Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 889-7770
Provides emergency shelter and services for homeless single men, single women, and families with children. NKSK serves all clients without the need for identification and emphasizes non-discriminatory practices.

Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission - Shelter for Men
40 Chestnut Street, Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 889-3421

If you are a family or individual experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness, you must contact DHCD directly to gain access to resources and referrals:

MA Department of Housing and Community Development

To apply for shelter services, please call (866) 584-0653 and speak with a Homeless Coordinator. There is no online application for emergency shelter. You must call the number above for assistance.
Visit the DHCD website for more information. 

Greater Nashua Continuum of Care (GNCOC)

If you are homeless and are in need of help, call CNCOC's Coordinated Entry at 844-800-9911. Coordinated entry provides those in need with a specialist that can help those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness at any stage.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Seniors
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has created this emergency preparedness guide, which is specifically tailored to the unique needs of older adults. This guide includes considerations for those with hearing and visual impairments and provides instructions for creating an emergency plan and emergency kit.