Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Help

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    Phone Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Free and confidential 24/7 emotional support and provide local mental health resources to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
  • The Samaritans' 24-hour Statewide Hotline
    Phone Number (call or text): 1-877-870-4673
    Provides a 24/7 helpline available via call/text and life-saving suicide prevention services to individuals in Massachusetts.
  • Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention
    Phone Number: 1-877-382-1609
    Mental Health and substance use disorder crisis hot line in Massachusetts available 24/7. Provides crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization.

Drug and Alcohol Help

  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline
    Phone Number (English & Spanish): 1-800-662-HELP
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
  • Institute for Health & Recovery
    Phone Number: 1-617-661-3991
    Offers outpatient treatment services, case management, & group treatment for adults, youth, and families struggling with substance use and/or mental health issues in Greater Boston and Northeast Massachusetts.
  • Project NESST
    Services are available free of charge to families of all faiths and races throughout Greater Boston who are caring for infants who were exposed to opiates, cocaine, prescription medications, or other substances
  • Casa Esperanza: Latinas y Niños Center
    A six-to-twelve-month residential treatment program for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Services available in Spanish and English.
  • Entre Familia
    6 to 12-month residential substance abuse treatment program that provides bilingual/bicultural, gender-specific, substance abuse treatment to pregnant and postpartum Latina women and their children.

Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Help

  • SafeLink
    Phone Number: 1-877-785-2020
    The Massachusetts statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. For more help or information about sexual assault in Massachusetts, visit Jane Doe Inc.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Phone Number (English and Spanish): 1-800-799-7233 or TTY: 1-800-787-3224
    A 24/7 free confidential hotline for domestic violence that provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
  • Massachusetts Rape Crisis Programs pdf format of Rape Crisis Centers List
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    Listings of 24/7 rape hotlines and programs across Massachusetts.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    Phone Number (English & Spanish): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
    Free confidential 24/7 hotline for sexual assault or live online chat.

Child Abuse Help

  • National Child Abuse Hotline
    24/7 hotline which offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.

HIV/AIDS Information

  • HIV Health InfoLine
    Phone Number: 1-800-822-7422
    A call-back service for support, information, and resources about HIV. Messages must be left and will be returned.
  • AIDS Hotline
    Phone Number: 1-800-235-2331; TTY: 617-437-1672
    Available Monday through Friday 9AM – (PM and Saturdays 10AM – 2PM. Spanish spoken. Information, referrals and support for HIV and AIDS-related issues.

Food/Hunger Information

  • Hunger and Food Stamps Hotline
    Phone Number: 1-800-645-8333; TTY: 1-800-377-1292
    Provides coupons for groceries, Information on getting food, food resources, food stamps, and referrals to local food banks.

This information is provided by the Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood Division within the Department of Public Health.