Helplines for Victims of Violence
Below are a number of local, national and international helplines one can call if they need assistance at any time.
1-877-785-2020 (TTY 1-877-521-2601) SafeLink is the Massachusetts 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and have access to a translation service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages. All calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous. Visit Casa Myrna's website here.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
BARCC provides free services to survivors of rape and sexual assault, their friends and family, regardless of sex, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, age, religion, or sexual orientation. Visit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's website here.
Elder Abuse Hotline
A 24-hr elder abuse hotline run by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect by a caregiver, self-neglect, and financial exploitation. Learn more about mandated reporting regarding elder abuse and neglect here.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (TTY 1-800-787-3324)
Hotline available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline's website here.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474 (TTY 1866-331-8453)
24-hr resource available by phone or internet. Offers one-on-one support from trained peer advocates. Visit the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline website here.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. We carry out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website here.
National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center
1-800-394-2255 (TTY 1-800-211-7996)
The helpline is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Offers information about your options and referral to local services. Visit the National Center for Victims of Crime website here.
Hot Peach Pages (International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies)
Hot Peach Pages is an on-line directory of world-wide abuse hotlines, crisis centers, refuges, shelters, and women's organizations. Information on abuse is available in more than eighty languages. Visit the Hot Peach Pages website here.