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Welcome to VPR



Our Mission:

To end sexual and relationship violence by cultivating healthy communities and advocating for those impacted.

  • VPR Advocacy Services: email vpradvocate@mit.edu or use our online contact form to make an appointment.
  • VPR Helpline: call 617-253-2300 to connect with VPR staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Please call after hours to be directed to resources available 24/7.

If you are unable to speak safely in your current situation, scheduled VPR advocacy appointments can be text- or chat-based. 

VPR's Anti-Oppression Statement:

Violence Prevention & Response knows that ending sexual and domestic violence requires an end to all power-based violence. This violence is directly connected to the legacy of white supremacy and settler colonialism the United States was built upon, and continues to be shaped by intersecting systems of oppression that disenfranchise groups based on race and ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, ability status, gender identity, religion, residency status, and other identities. This oppression intentionally creates inequity, including a lack of fairness in access to health, safety, well-being, and self-determination. In all of the work that we do, we are committed to eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of Black, Brown, and Native communities who are disproportionately affected by sexual and domestic violence.