Resources / Help Lines

Help Line

       Assistance for those struggling with narcotics addiction find help


Hot Lines are staffed 24 hours 7 days a week for people who are or believe they or someone they know may be in crisis.

Parents & Children

  • Parental Stress Hot Line 800-632-8188
    Parents and caregivers with problems related to their children call for support. Trained volunteer counselors who are sympathetic and non-judgmental answer the Parental Stress Line. No problem is too big or too small for a parent to call.
  • Child at Risk Hotline 800-792-5200 617-232-4882
    Call in to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with DCF Area offices fielding calls weekdays from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. and Judge Baker covering evenings and weekends.

Suicide Prevention & Depression

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
    Are you in crisis? Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
  • Samaritans 877-870-4673 617-247-0220
    Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention dedicated to reducing the 508-875-4500 incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis and educating the community about effective prevention strategies.
  • Samariteens 800-252-8336
    Crisis hotline for teens; staffed by teen volunteers; help for any teen who is suicidal or in despair.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Abuse of Disabled Persons & the Elderly

bled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC): 800-426-9009
Call in to report suspected abuse of adults with disabilities between the ages of 18-59

  • Elder Affairs Hotline: 800-882-2003
    Staff provides assistance to elders on areas of concern; also provides connection to Protective Services when elder abuse is suspected

Gambling Issues

Warm Lines

Warm lines are run by and for consumers; they are used by consumers who need to talk to someone, but are not in crisis.

Local Organizations_for Support & Help

Locally based organizations designed to lend support, guidance and general assistance for those in need.