top of page

For Greater Boston Community Leaders


Wondering where you or your congregation can get training or resources about faith and abuse? Who you can talk to about a relationship in your congregation that might be abusive? Where you can get additional information about elder abuse and faith?


Safe Havens provides training, resources, and technical assistance for faith leaders (clergy and lay) throughout the Greater Boston area. We’ve trained more than 400 Boston area faith leaders, and we’d be happy to help you. Give us a call at (617) 951-3980 or email us at with your questions.


What are people saying about our Greater Boston trainings?

"I wanted to let you know how honored and blessed I felt to have been able to be at your training. It was passionate, beautiful, and stuck to the core. I learned so much that day! Thank you again."

"Thank you for the incredible work you accomplish to bring sanctuary to the lives of so many women, children, and men. We deeply appreciate your work."

"I am touched, I am grateful, and I am in awe of the work you do. Thank you!"

"Your strong commitment and grace-filled presentation moved us all. We expect to build on what we heard from you, and also to reach out with words of Safe Havens."

Safe with Faith Volunteer Program

We are building a movement where faith leaders and communities stand up, with a strong and unified voice, and say "No More!" domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault. In order to make this dream a reality, we need your help!

Join us in our work to end domestic violence! We are looking for congregations that are interested in
multi-religious efforts to expand awareness and education on domestic violence. If you are interested in participating in our Safe with Faith Volunteer Program, please contact Alyson at

We are actively recruiting Safe with Faith Volunteers.  

This core of dedicated volunteers in Greater Boston will spearhead efforts to transform their own faith communities into “safe havens.” Safe with Faith Volunteers will receive training and continued support from the Safe Havens staff to create awareness campaigns, educational events, and days of action that fit their congregation’s specific needs. They will serve not only as a liaison between Safe Havens and their faith community, but also as a member of a powerful interfaith cohort working to build “safe havens” around Greater Boston. 


Please email us if you want to learn more about the Safe with Faith Volunteer Program and how your congregation can get involved.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Download our Safe with Faith flyer to post in your community and spread the word!

Download our Safe with Faith volunteer description to see if the position interests you or someone you know.


National Trainings

Through its funding from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice, Safe Havens has developed learning opportunities for domestic and sexual violence service providers and their area faith leaders (clergy and lay leaders). 

Safe Havens’ training is designed to catalyze relationships between advocates and faith leaders who want to increase access to services for people who are experiencing abuse and work together to help these people stay safe. Safe Havens has worked in 30 communities across the United States—from Alaska to Florida, from Maine to Southern California, and many places in between. The program is highly interactive and conversational and provides an opportunity to learn more about each other, the trauma that victims experience, and the ways to work together to promote safety.

To learn more about Safe Havens’ national trainings, click here or contact the Safe Havens’ staff at

bottom of page