Domestic Violence Task Force

If you are in an emergency situation please dial 911

Mission Statement: The Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force promotes education and awareness in the community while empowering, educating and providing resources to those who have been affected by Domestic Violence and or Intimate Partner Violence in Palmer or those who have found safety in Palmer. 


Who we are:The Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force consists of business owners, community members, survivors and allies. 

The Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM via Zoom. New members are always welcome.

The Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force is funded by a grant awarded to the Town of Palmer by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the MA Department of Housing and Community Development CDBG Program.


What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that includes the use or threat of violence and intimidation for the purpose of gaining power and control over another person. Violence is characterized by: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Economic Abuse, Isolation, Emotional Abuse, Control, or Verbal Abuse.


Local Resources

 -Palmer Police Department

(413) 283-8792 -non emergency number

-For a listening ear, safety planning, connections to resources that are available to anyone who is or was in a Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence Relationship, contact the DV Community Advocate for Palmer 413-426-4697.
-DV Community Advocate for Palmer 413-426-4697.
-If you are a Survivor/Victim of DV and would like Spiritual Support, there are four Certified DV Chaplains in our area. Email your request to: with your contact information and you will be paired up with a Chaplain.


-DV Chaplain:


-Behavioral Health Network
JDI Member
Services Offered: Domestic Violence Services
Office Phone: 413-967-6241 x 58532


-Woman Shelter
JDI Member
Services Offered: Domestic Violence Services
Office Phone: 413-538-9717
Hotline Phone: 413-536-1628


-Center for Women & Community - UMass Amherst
(413) 545-0883


-YWCA - Springfield
(413) 732.3121
24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline
Spanish-language sexual assault hotline



Confidentiality: All inquiries sent through email, texts, phone calls, or social media are kept confidential. The only person who has access to these are the PDVTF Manager Emily Skoczylas.



Way Finders
1780 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone:413-233-1500 | Fax: 413-787-1798

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm