HAWC, also known as Help for Abused Women and Children, is located in Salem, Mass. It maintains a 24-hour hotline service and has volunteers who provide information, support and referrals to more than 3,500 women. The organization also offers short-term individual counseling for over 500 women and helps them to create a safe, violence-free life for themselves and their children. HAWC promotes healthy teen dating relationships through educational outreach and classroom activities in and after-school settings. It additionally conducts numerous education and training activities throughout the year to raise public awareness and create community-wide prevention strategies to respond to and prevent domestic violence. The organization supports various training sessions to community and health care agencies, churches, and civic and fraternal groups.