Formerly known as the Ten to Ten Helpline—same project, same people, new look and new name

A Call For Change is a free, anonymous, and confidential intimate partner abuse prevention helpline.

Press Coverage

Below are select news features of A Call For Change. (Formerly 10 to 10 Helpline.) 


Media Requests

A Call For Change Helpline team members are available for interviews. For more information, contact:

The Berkshire Eagle  |December 31, 2022

A Call For Change Seeks to End IPV Where it Starts

“A year ago, a man dialed the Call for Change Helpline, a confidential line to prevent domestic violence. “I don’t want to keep harming my wife,” he told the responder. Michelle Harris listened as he described his circumstances. He was illiterate, relied on subsistence farming and did not have easy access to a nearby town.

Harris, herself a domestic violence survivor, acknowledged that as a Black woman living in a city, she couldn’t relate to him. But she could help. By the end of the hour long call, he asked if he could call back. Harris said he could.”

View the full article
Photo: Shutterstock

Reasons to be Cheerful  |November 21, 2022

A Call For Help Answered

“The caller says he just got a text message from a woman he recently started dating, accusing him of sexual assault. “Describe to me what happened,” JAC Patrissi calmly requests on the other end of the line. As the caller takes her through the events of the evening, Patrissi chimes in at crucial intervals and homes in on the occasions when the caller’s partner sent signals of discomfort and refusal that the caller chose to ignore.” 

View the full article
Photo: Shutterstock

The CUT | Friday, July 22, 2022

A Domestic-Violence Helpline for Abusers

“Divorce is about separation. Arrest is about separation. Shelter is about separation. And so for people who don’t want to separate from their partners, we have offered them almost nothing.”

View the full article
Photo-Illustration: The Cut; Photos: Getty

News Nation| Friday, July 29, 2022

Domestic Violence Helpline tries to reach abusers

Most services aimed at stopping domestic violence focus on the victim, but a hotline service in Massachusetts called A Call For Change (Formerly 10 to 10 Helpline) attempts to reach the other side: People who have or think they might hurt those close to them.

View the full article
Photo: Getty

WBUR | Monday, January 3, 2022

10 to 10 Helpline: First 100 Callers

In this story on Boston public radio, Sara-Rose Brenner interviews 10 to 10 Helpline co-founder JAC Patrissi about the first 100 calls into the helpline.

Listen to the segment via YouTube

Boston 25 News | December 21, 2021

Massachusetts helpline aims to help abusers change patterns

“We are getting more calls than we thought,” said Monica Moran, a co-founder. “And it’s a higher percentage of people who are actually using harm and looking for more help.”

Watch the segment

The Lily | October 29, 2021

These organizations want to help survivors of domestic violence — without calling the police

“We have had callers who use harm that have calls that are half an hour to an hour longer, and they are saying things like ‘I never looked at it that way,’ or ‘I’ve been this way in every relationship I’ve ever had,’” Moran said. “We are feeling hopeful, and the community has really embraced it.”

View the full article

New York Times Opinion | October 1, 2021

“We have to stop asking survivors to do more,” JAC Patrissi, a co-founder of 10 to 10 said. “People are worried that an intervention like this is therapy, or collusion, and often those worries are based in this presumption that accountability means carceral control.” The goal, she said, is “a community response that says we’ll walk with you in your change but you have to be accountable.”

View the full piece

And Another Thing | September 30, 2021

Relationship Violence

10 to 10 team member Monica Moran was on the show to talk about our helpline as a domestic violence prevention tool. The episode also highlights a new program from Safe Passage for high school students, and it explores “Missing White Woman Syndrome” and the disparity in response to violence against people of color – including in New England. Monica’s interview starts at 20:15.

Listen to the full episode

Boston 25 News | July 27, 2021

First in nation helpline for abusers launched in Massachusetts to help curb domestic abuse

“It’s not a men’s helpline. It’s a helpline for anybody who is using control and abuse. And that can be any gender, any race, anybody, really. Young, old. It’s possible anybody could be having these feelings and we’re not going to stigmatize anybody who calls. That’s our commitment,” said Monica Moran, the manager of Domestic Violence Prevention Services for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield.

Watch the full segment

Commonwealth Magazine | May 16, 2021

“Many people have someone they love and care about who’s being abusive, and they don’t say anything because they don’t know what to say, or they don’t know how to do it safely,” Moran said. “Unfortunately, that silence is misread as support.”

View the full article

93.9 The River | April 28, 2021

The 10 to 10 Helpline: 877-898-3411

10 to 10 Helpline team member Monica Moran spoke with 93.9 FM, Northampton, Massachusetts Radio (The River) host Monte Belmonte about our new resources for would-be abusers, including why these resources are so important for teens. 

Listen to the interview on Soundcloud

MassLive | April 15, 2021

Western Massachusetts hotline for domestic abusers is 1st of its kind in US

“We are creating more options for people who want to learn how to be a safe partner, and options outside the criminal justice system. We are turning to the direct source of abuse — the person who abuses — and asking them to help,” said Monica Moran, manager of domestic violence prevention projects at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, one of the agencies overseeing the helpline.

Read the full article

Mass Live/Republican Editorial
Mass Live/Republican Editorial