24-hour Hotline that provides support and information on Alzheimer’s disease. The call with experience counselors is confidential and provides current information on programs and services.
A parent can legally surrender newborn infants 7 days old or younger at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station without facing criminal prosecution.
Cape and Islands Emergency Services
24-hour Hotline for crisis intervention for mental health or substance use (formerly MA DMH Crisis Hotline).
24-hour Hotline for alcohol related issues.
24-hour Hotline to report child abuse or neglect (Massachusetts Department of Children and Families)
24-hour Hotline to report abuse or neglect of an adult (ages 18-59) with disabilities, mental retardation or other mental or physical disabilities which cause the person to require assistance with daily living needs.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines
24-hour Hotline to for immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis arising from abuse or sexual assault.
800-922-2275, Press 4 (V/TDD)
24-hour Hotline to report abuse or neglect of elders (persons age 60 and over) in the community (not in nursing homes).
Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM for emergency requests for interpreters.
24-hour Hotline that connects callers to information about critical health and human services and responds immediately during times of crisis. It is a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Calls are confidential. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1, call toll-free 877-211-MASS (6277); Hearing Impaired: 508-370-4890 TTY.
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, for free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems providing personalized phone services in any language. Find a treatment center.
MassRelay is a free service for the residents of Massachusetts that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled to communicate over the phone.
24-Hour Hotline for Massachusetts parents and caregivers under stress.
National Department of Veterans Affairs
800-273-8255, Press 1
Send Text: 838255
24-hour Hotline to connect Veterans in crisis, their families, and friends with qualified, caring staff member who provides confidential support. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
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