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Additional Support

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. This is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to participate.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual support program dedicated to helping individuals dealing with alcohol dependency achieve sobriety. Individuals can find local groups and resources through their website. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate.
Alliance of Hope
The Alliance of Hope provides support following the loss of a loved one to suicide through suggested reading lists, blogs, consultations, resource lists, and their online message board that operates like a 24/7 support group.
Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Individuals can find local groups and resources through their website.
Hotline: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)
Mass 2-1-1
Mass21-1 is the 24/7 statewide information and referral line available in 140+ languages that connects callers with critical social service programs and organizations in their local community. It can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone in the state.
Hotline: 2-1-1 or 877-211-6277
MA Substance Use Helpline
The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding licensed and approved substance use treatment and recovery services. Services are free and confidential, provided by trained helpline specialists who help callers understand the treatment system and their options. The Helpline is operated 24/7 and information is also available on their website.
Helpline: 800-327-5050
Mass Vets Advisor
Mass Vets Advisor helps locate services for veterans, currents service members, and families that include counseling, employment and housing, and medical resources.
The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families. The Compass Helpline at NAMI Massachusetts provides free information, ideas, resources, and support to help people across the state navigate the complex mental health system and related systems of care. Compass is staffed by people with first-hand experience navigating the mental health system for themselves or a family member.
Compass Helpline: 617-704-6264 or 800-370-9085
New England Region of Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a mutual support program for individuals dealing with substance addiction who are looking to abstain from drug use. Individuals can find local groups and resources through their website.
Helpline: 866-NA-HELP-U (866-624-3578)
NASW Therapy Matcher
Therapy Matcher provides free, personalized, and confidential referrals to licensed social workers across Massachusetts. A social worker will help callers understand their counseling needs, answer questions, and recommend potential therapists based on their unique needs and preferences.
Call: 800-242-9794
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence 24/7/365 so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages. The Hotline also offers a texting service at 88788, as well as online chat through their website.
Hotline: 800-799-7233
NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association)
The largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the support and information you need. Please note that our Helpline is not a substitute for professional help. Helpline hours are Mon—Thurs 11am—9pm ET and Friday 11am—5pm ET.
Helpline: 800-931-2237
Network of Care Massachusetts
Network of Care Massachusetts includes a directory of over 5,000 programs and organizations across the Commonwealth, searchable by keyword and zip code. The Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health is an online information portal for individuals, families and social service agencies concerned with community mental health services, substance use treatment programs and help for people with developmental disabilities. This online community provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry for those seeking access to social services.
Parent Stress Line
The Parent Stress Line is a toll-free, confidential helpline for parents who need to discuss issues related to their children. Trained volunteer counselors answer the Parental Stress Line and offer support, empathy, encouragement, information, referrals, and crisis intervention. The line is available 24/7.
Stress Line: 800-632-8188
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
If you have any questions about your sexual and reproductive health, call the free and confidential Counseling & Referral Hotline. The Hotline is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hotline: 800-258-4448, option 4 or 617-616-1616
Project Bread
Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food, making it easier for people to access and afford food with dignity. FoodSource Hotline provides free, expert assistance in understanding and access local food resources and federal nutrition programs. They can tell you if you qualify for SNAP – a.k.a. money for groceries – and help you apply, where you can find free meals for your kids, and many other local food programs. Hotline hours are Mon-Fri – 8am – 7pm & Sat: 10am – 2pm.
FoodSource Hotline: 800-645-8333
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Hotline: 800-656-4673
SafeLink is Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and all calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous.
Hotline: 877-785-2020
Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants nonprofit organization that offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people. Services are provided to the trans community, by trans community members. Individuals can find information and resources through their website.
Hotline: 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. The Trevor Project offers a crisis helpline by phone, text and chat. They also offer TrevorSpace, an online community for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13 – 24.
Crisis Line: 866-488-7386 or text ‘start’ to 678-678
Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a Veteran, service member, or any person concerned about one who is hard of hearing, you can connect with professional, caring VA responders through online chat and text message (838255), as well as by phone. Responders can connect you with the resources you need. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to use the Veterans Crisis Line. Information and resources are also available on their website.
Crisis Line: Dial 9-8-8, press 1 or text 838255

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