About Us

Transition House is Cambridge’s domestic violence agency, providing emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing and youth prevention education to our community since 1975.  Transition House created the first emergency shelter on the East Coast for women and children escaping domestic violence. The organization has been an important community resource ever since.

Transition House and its supporters have been at the forefront of developing policies and practices that support victim rights, protect the safety and privacy of those in danger, and expand the network of vital services for survivors recovering from the trauma of abuse. Over its 40 year history, Transition House has been an innovator of dynamic programs that have helped thousands of families and educated tens of thousands of youth.


Demand for Our Services

Transition House is experiencing an unprecedented demand for its services - requests for housing have increased over 30% since 2008 as the stresses of the recession have fueled a rise in domestic violence throughout the state and the nation.