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CONNECT to End Violence, a dual domestic violence program and rape crisis center, provides free and confidential services to individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic or sexual violence as well as loved ones, friends, acquaintances or coworkers who may also be impacted. Our services are available to all genders, abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, demographics etc. All services, including bilingual, are available on a walk-in basis, or by appointment.

The mission of CONNECT to End Violence is to reduce domestic and sexual violence on Martha’s Vineyard by changing the social norms through education, advocacy, and community mobilization, and providing crisis intervention services including advocacy, counseling, and support services for victims.

CONNECT’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 508-696-SAFE (7233). Trained domestic violence and rape crisis counselors are available 24/7 and 365 days a year. They provide immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis as a result of domestic and/or sexual violence.

LADYFEST MV is proud to support CONNECT to End Violence and to bring awareness to a crucial service on Martha's Vineyard.





  • Believing individuals are experts in their own story, know what is best for them and what safety looks like and will make decisions based on their life circumstances. 

  • Educating individuals on resources available in our community to promote their well-being and safety.

  • CONNECT also provides services to children and/or family members of victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

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