Local Resources and Hotlines



Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
1-800-273 - TALK (8255)


Samariteens - Boston

3pm - 9pm on weekdays, and 9am-9pm on weekends - Teen to Teen
All other hours, calls are answered by an adult
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)


Sexual Assault


Beth Israel Hospital Rape Crisis Service - Boston


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center - Cambridge
              800-841-8371        (24 hour hotline)


MGH Rape Emergency Unit - Boston


Center for Sexual Abuse Counseling - Wellesley


Rape Crisis Hotline 

Two 24 hour hotlines. Provide counseling for sexual assault survivors and referrals as needed.
              800-870-5905        or               800-223-5001        (Spanish)

Domestic Violence


Waltham Battered Women's Support Committee - Waltham


Women's Protective Services - Metrowest
Rape crisis and domestic violence issues

              800-593-1125        or               508-626-8686       


Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Boston

M-F daytime only for non-emergency services
Emergency Assistance 24/7


Teen Dating Violence


Teen Dating Violence DOVE Youth Hotline - Boston

Substance Abuse



For information for meeting schedules -               508-366-0556        (Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 4 pm)


Drug and Teen Alcohol - National 24-hour hotline


Statewide Substance Abuse Information Line


Eating Disorders


Walden Behavioral Care - Waltham

Inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient care

Newton - Wellesley Eating Disorders and Behavioral Medicine
Outpatient services for adolescents with eating disorders and their families
              617-332-2700        x2

Klarman Eating Disorders Center @ McLean Hospital

Intensive residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient care 



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender


LGBT Helpline 

Get referrals to the services you need. Healthcare, Housing, Violence Recovery, HIV/AIDS, etc.

Boston Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services - Boston

Provide informal counseling, advocacy, and referrals on everything from housing issues to health care
              617 266 3349       

Peer Listening Line - Boston

Monday - Friday from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm.
Trained GLBT youth volunteers can help you find a service, phone number or just be a friendly and nonjudgmental person to talk with.
              617-267-2535       or 800-399-PEER (7337)

Same Sex Dating Violence Fenway Community Health Violence Recovery Program



Other Adolescent Services


Covenant House Nineline 

24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline, which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families.

Best Team 

24 hour crisis team available to evaluate adults and children in a psychiatric emergency. Serves those in Greater Boston area who are not insured or have MassHealth. Can provide consultation and referrals to others calling in a crisis situation.


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