A 24 hours per day, 7 days per week helpline that provides support and information on Alzheimer’s disease. The call with experience counselors is confidential and provides current information on programs and services.
A parent can legally surrender newborn infants 7 days old or younger at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station without facing criminal prosecution.
To report child abuse or neglect anytime of the day or night (Massachusetts Department of Children and Families)
24-hour Hotline to report abuse or neglect of an adult (ages 18-59) with disabilities, mental retardation or other mental or physical disabilities which cause the person to require assistance with daily living needs.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines
Independence House Hotline
The Independence House hotline is staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days per week. Local advocates provide immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis arising from abuse or sexual assault.
800-922-2275, Press 4 (V/TDD)
To report abuse or neglect of elders (persons age 60 and over) in community (not in nursing homes) 24 hours/day.
For emergency requests for interpreters during regular workdays, Monday through Friday, 8:45am to 5:00pm.
Mass 2-1-1 connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 2-1-1 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and responds immediately during times of crisis. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is available: 877-211-MASS (6277); Hearing Impaired: 508-370-4890 TTY.
Free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems providing personalized phone services in any language from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday-Sunday, or go to Find a treatment center now.
- Español: 866-930-9252
MassRelay is a free service for the residents of Massachusetts that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled to communicate over the phone.
- Online Chat – 24/7
To talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
24-Hour hotline for Massachusetts parents and caregivers under stress.
Emergency Number for medical professionals and individuals for advice about drugs, pesticides, and other toxins 24 Hours, 7 Days
- National Department of Veterans Affairs
800-273-8255, Press 1
- Send Text: 838255
- Chat Online
To connect Veterans in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring staff member who provides confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.