District 8 Resources

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  • For non-emergency assistance or constituent services issues 24/7, call Boston 311 or Massachusetts 211

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

    • The Trevor Project is a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth.  Youth can also text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 for support, or use the online chat feature on the Trevor Project's website. 

    • TrevorText is available Monday-Friday between 3-10PM.  TrevorChat is available seven days a week between 3-10PM.

  • Samaritans Statewide Helpline: 1-877-870-4673

    • The Samaritans Statewide Helpline is available to anyone in Massachusetts who is need of emotional support.  Anyone can call or text the helpline to receive help from specially trained volunteers.

  • Age Strong, resources for people 55+: 617-635-4366

  • Domestic Violence Hotlines

    • If you are a survivor of domestic violence, you have access to resources that may help you, such as:

      • Hotlines to help you find resources available to you

      • Safe and confidential shelter

      • Planning for your safety

      • Legal assistance

      • NOTE: Information on computers, phones, and other electronic devices may be traceable. If you’re worried about your abuser tracking your steps this way, please call or text a hotline.

    • National Domestic Violence Hotline **texting option**

      • 1-800-799-7233

      • TTY 1-800-787-3224

      • If you’re unable to talk safely log into thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522

    • SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline (operated by Casa Myrna)

      • 877-785-2020

      • 877-521-2601 (TTY/hearing impaired)

      • Provides support in over 130 languages

    • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

      • 800-841-8371

    • The Network/La Red

      • 617-742-4911 (voice and TTY)

      • The Network/La Red hotline provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBTQ) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and Polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner

    • ATASK Multilingual Hotline

      • 617-338-2355

      • Serves Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Japanese, Central Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Nepali, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, Tue Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese

Domestic Violence counselors answer hotlines 24 hours a day and can assist you in locating a shelter, help plan for your safety, or direct you to local resources. The locations of domestic violence shelters are confidential and to protect all survivors placed there. The best way to get into a domestic violence shelter is through a referral from the SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline.

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