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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Offers free and confidential support services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and older, their friends and families, and professionals. BARCC works with survivors regardless of when the violence occurred, with a goal to empower survivors to heal.

 800-841-8371 

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Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

 

Crisis Counselors can support you with stress and crises caused by the Coronavirus, anxiety, emotional abuse, depression, and school.

 Text "HOME" to 741741

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Dove Inc. 24-Hour Hotline

Offers a crisis hotline that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is answered by trained staff and volunteers. Hotline staff offer a confidential, empathetic, non-judgmental, sensitive, and supportive ear, as well as a wealth of information on available options and resources.

 617-471-1234

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Love is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

A 24-hour national web-based and telephone helpline that helps teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse.

 Hotline Call Number: 866-331-9474

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Mass 211

Mass 211 is a hotline that connects you to information about resources in your community.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community.

Mass 211 responds immediately during times of crisis, to field calls regarding the crisis and to direct callers to services most appropriate for their needs. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is available 1-877-211-MASS (6277).

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates are available 24/7 in more than 200 languages to support victims of domestic violence. All calls are free and confidential.

 Hotline Number: 1-800-799-7233

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Planned Parenthood-Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline

The Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline is an anonymous and confidential hotline that offers objective information and the support necessary to make personal and private decisions. Topics include but are not limited to: birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options, abortion services, sexual health, sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, gender affirming hormone therapy, etc.

 

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts also offers confidential text chats.

  • Chat with a Health Educator text “PPNOW” to 774636
  • Chat with a Sexuality Expert text “Roo” to 22422

 

 Hotline Number: 877-686-5772 option #3

Mon 9:00am-5:00pm, Tue 9:00am-5:00pm, Wed 9:00am-5:00pm, Thu 9:00am-5:00pm, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

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RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

Offers a range of free services including confidential support, referrals, and local resources. The hotline can also support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault.

 Hotline Number: 800-656-4673

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Safe Place Hotline

A national program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. A young person can go to one of the locations if they are in a crisis or need a place to stay.

Contact: Text 4HELP (44357) the word “safe” with current location to receive information on the closest Safe Place site.

 

 Text the word "safe" to 44357

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Safelink Hotline Massachusetts

A 24/7 domestic violence hotline that serves as a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. Safelink can connect you with other resources in your area.  Service offered in multiple languages.

 Main Number: 877-785-2020

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Samaritans Helpline

The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to call or text anytime. The services are free, confidential, and anonymous. You can call or text the helpline for any reason.

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The Network/La Red Hotline

The Network/La Red’s 24-hour hotline provides free confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. We also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities.

All hotline staff are trained in domestic violence, peer counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning.

 617-742-4911

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The Trans Lifeline

A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

  • TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678.
  • Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

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