The Network – La Red

Filed Under: Domestic Violence, Hotlines, LGBTQ+, Shelters, Support Groups

The Network provides a variety of services for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community experiencing partner abuse. The organization also provides assistance and referrals to LGBT community members. The web site is in English and Spanish, is kept up-to-date, and has information helpful to the LGBT community.

Hotline: 617-742-4911 (617-227-4911 for TTY) provides confidential emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as those in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. We also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities. All hotline staff are trained in domestic violence, peer counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning.

Safe Home Emergency Shelter: provides emergency safehome for survivors of partner abuse for up to 4 weeks stay. Having a place to go is the missing piece for many abused lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) people who are trying to take their children and/or pets and leave their abusive partners. Our safehomes are located across the greater Boston area and offer a safe place to get started on the next course of action
You can call The Network/La Red Hotline at 617-742-4911(voice) or 617-227-4911(TTY). First we will ask about your immediate safety and have a conversation about why you are seeking services. If we are the appropriate resource and our safehome is available, we will begin the intake process. If you need a shelter and we are not available, you can call SafeLink, 1-877-785-2020(voice) or 1-877-521-2601(TTY), the Massachusetts 24-hour domestic violence hotline, for referrals to shelters with space.

Support Group: A confidential facilitated group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender survivors of partner abuse to share and listen to each other’s experiences, give and get peer support, feedback and information, and help with safety planning. You can receive support over the phone or in person. Call the Hotline to set up an interview with an advocate for the support group.

Service hours

Hotline is 24/7

Requirements & Restrictions

Target population is battered members of LBT (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) communities. Will also assist and provide referrals for gay and bisexual men.


Spanish, English


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 28, 2018