Center for Global Human Rights and Resilience

De Novo provides free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. De Novo draws on the expertise of 130 dedicated volunteer professionals to serve our community’s most vulnerable members.


47 Thorndike Street, SB-LL-1
Cambridge, MA 02141

NCTTP Member: 


Phone Number: 

Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?: 


Referral Information: 

Intakes are done by phone. Please call 617-661-1010 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and say you are interested in counseling. 

Services Provided: 

  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Services

Key Partners in Direct Care (Please send referrals to healing center first): 

Key partners for medical care: Boston Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance

If someone is not eligible for your services do you assist with local referrals?: