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he resources listed below are located in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. They provide information and support for a variety of personal and family concerns*

Common Purpose 617-739-3831
Batterer's group.

DSS Child at Risk Hotline 800-792-5200
Answering service for DSS. Can give referrals to services in the area. Can help caller determine the need to file a 51A report.

Elder Abuse Hotline 800-922-2275

Emerge 617-547-9879
Batterer's Group

National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
24 hour support and referral line. Deals with issues of parental stress and abuse. Able to refer people to appropriate services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Rape Crisis Hotline 800-870-5905 / 800-223-5001
(llamanos y hablemos) for Spanish speaking clients. Two 24 hour hotlines. Provide counseling for sexual assault survivors and referrals as needed. Also do community education.

Safelink 877-785-2020
MA Statewide Domestic Violence hotline support line for those experiencing violence within relationships. Can connect callers directly to shelters for in-take, if appropriate.

Alcohol Information Center 781-321-2600

Alcoholism Hotline 800-252-6465

Gambler's Anonymous 617-338-6020
24 hour support line. Can refer person to meetings throughout MA.

MA Substance Abuse Hotline 800-327-5050 o 617-338-6020
24 hour support, information and referral line. Helps to determine need and provides phone numbers for appropriate resources.

Statewide Substance Abuse Information Line 800-ALCOHOL o 800-COCAINE

Boston Area Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) 800-42-BAGLY

Drug & Teen Alcohol 800-252-6465
National 24-hour hotline.

National Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000

Samaritans (Teen Line) 1-800-252-8336 [1-800-252-TEEN]
24 hour crisis hotline for teens. Available for those who may be feeling lonely, depressed, hopeless, stressed or overwhelmed. Calls are free and confidential. Calls are answered by teen volunteers between the hours of 3pm and 9pm and by adults outside those hours.

Teen Line 617-247-8050

Youth Only Line 800-788-1234 (3-9pm)

United Way First Call For Help 800-231-4377
Phone counselors refer for all kinds of resources and have up-to-date information about funding.

Project Bread 800-645-8333
Food stamp hotline.

Project Place 617-262-3740 (M-F 9-3)
Homeless Resource Center

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 800-WIC-1007
Nutritious foods, nutrition counseling for women and children under age 5.

Disabilities Information Hotline 800-692-0249

Disabled Persons Protection Commission 800-426-9009

The Ride 617-222-5123
Sponsored by the MBTA. Transportation for people with disabilities.

AIDS Action Hotline 800-255-2331
Free and anonymous answers and support for all HIV/AIDS questions and concerns.

Children's Medical Security Plan 800-909-2677
Free or low-cost health care age 18 or under for those ineligible for MassHealth.

Health Care For All Helpline 617-350-7279 / 800-272-4232
Assistance with health care eligibility.

The Mayor's Health Line 800-847-0710
State-wide health information on public programs for uninsured and linkage to primary care and specialty services.

Best Team 800-981-4357
24 hour crisis team available to evaluate adults and children in a psychiatric
emergency. Serves those in Greater Boston area who are not insured or have MassHealth. Can provide consultation and referrals to others calling in a crisis situation.

Boston Emergency Service Team 800-761-HELP
Department of Mental Health Crisis Team

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Also MA Alliance) 800-370-9085 Grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with mental illness. They are dedicated to supporting and advocating for the needs of people affected by mental illness. Will also provide information and referrals.

United Way First Call For Help 800-231-4377
Provides information, referral and linkages to appropriate agencies or services.

Parents Helping Parents 800-882-1250
Parental stress support groups.

Parental Stress Line 800-632-8188
24-hour hotline for parents.

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
Callers are routed to local headquarters automatically. Provides support, assessment, and referrals to community services that can provide assistance in a crisis situation.

Samaritans 617-247-0220
24 hour suicide prevention hotline. Trained volunteers available to assist those who may be feeling depressed, alone or overwhelmed. Service is free and confidential and available in crisis situations.

*SWTRS is not directly affiliated with the agencies and organizations listed above; they are provided as informational resources (See site disclaimers for additional information).

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