The Second Step, Inc.


Domestic Violence ProgramNonprofit

About Us

The Second Step is a community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers who foster the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence.

We provide comprehensive services, including safety planning, legal advocacy, counseling, peer support, transitional housing, and other essential services to adults, youth, and children in Greater Boston and MetroWest.

Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors of domestic violence to address the aftermath of abuse and to build brighter futures for themselves and their children.


  • Residential Programs (Transitional Housing)
  • Community Programs
  • "Steps to Justice" Legal Services Program
  • Youth and Prevention Programs

Rep/Contact Info

Kenny Macdonald
Meghan Buckley
Sheila Farrell
Business Manager
Sophia Henderson
Sheila Hovasapian
Business Manager
Deborah Maini
Director of Development
Kaitlyn Matthews
Nicole Nelson
Training & Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Ross
Associate Executive Director
Mimi Sperl
Suzanne Wakefield
Events & Development Manager
Dana Winslow