Domestic Violence

What Is Abuse? 

Abuse is when another person hurts you or treats you badly. Abuse can be: 

  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Sexual

You may experience more than one type of abuse.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can occur in all intimate relationships. Whether a couple is dating, married, or cohabitating, in a same -sex or heterosexual relationship, domestic violence can occur. It may also occur in parent-child relationships, extended family-child relationships and sibling relationships.


The Stoneham Police Department works closely to assist the victims of Domestic Violence with:

  • The Middlesex County District Attorneys Office
  • Mystic Valley Elder Services
  • Stoneham Alliance Against Violence
  • Other Organizations

Stoneham Alliance Against Violence (SAAV)

Stoneham Alliance Against Violence (SAAV) is a diverse group whose members care about Stoneham and its quality of life. Noting an upswing in reported incidences of violence in the Town, the group came together to address this issue.

  • "The violence is not your fault"
  • "You did not make it happen"
  • "You are not alone"

Additional Information
For information on the danger signs, choices, resources, and a safety plan, you can email SAAV.