Transition House’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence in our community.
Sparking social change in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1976, Transition House is an innovative organization that provides holistic support and a range of housing options for individuals and families surviving domestic and intimate partner violence. We collaborate with survivors to address the systemic and widespread impact of domestic violence; educate youth and adults to break the cycle of violence in the next generation; and build deep partnerships to create a safer, healthier community.
In its first decade, Transition House developed the first legal services program for battered women, a foster grandparent program, and pioneered school-based teen dating violence intervention curricula and programs. In 2003 and 2004, we dramatically expanded our housing services creating a continuum of safe emergency shelter, medium-term and long-term housing to facilitate recovery from trauma along with holistic support services for adults, youth and children centered on violence prevention and skill building for life long independence. In 2013, we expanded a partnership with the Cambridge Housing Authority and City of Cambridge. In 2015 that collaboration grew into the Community Support Partnership providing intensive prevention and intervention resources for people of all ages and backgrounds throughout our diverse community.