In case of emergency:
Call the BEST team: 1-800-981-HELP (4357)
The Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T.) sends mobile crisis clinicians to homes, schools, outpatient clinics, and many other community locations.
Mental Health Resources for Parents & Caregivers
- Managing Stress and Anxiety During this Outbreak (CDC)
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies (CDC)
- NAMI Coronavirus Information and Resources
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA)
- Common Sense Media: Apps to support Mental Health
- Wellness For Your Mind & Body
Crisis Text Line: For free, confidential support for anyone in any crisis
Text “Hello” to 741741
Samaritans: 24/7 crisis Helpline based in Massachusetts. Whatever the reason, you can get help from a trained volunteer, offering non-judgmental support.
Call or text: (877) 870-4673
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call the Lifeline or visit their website for online chat
SafeLink: MA statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline and a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. Advocates are bilingual in English and Spanish and have access to a service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages.
TTY: (877) 521-2601
National Domestic Violence Hotline: highly-trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
TTY: (800) 787-3224
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: Support for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones from highly trained staff
RAINN: 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline for phone and online chat
Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement: Services for Boston Residents Affected by COVID-19 Regardless of Immigration Status
Boston Office of Housing Stability: Call if you are at immediate risk of becoming homeless, Monday- Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
National Runaway Safeline: NRS serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. A trained counselor is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Or use the online services to chat, email, or post on the forum.
SAMHSA: 24/7 National substance abuse helpline for confidential treatment referral and information service
Y2Connect: Find youth-friendly clinics for services including condoms, STI/HIV
LGBTQ+ Youth Support Resources
BAGLY, Inc: virtual programming and support; Check their website or call
Boston GLASS: virtual support services; Check their website or call
Trevor Project: Helpline and Suicide Prevention focusing on LGBTQ youth. Call, text or chat online.
Call (866) 488-7386 or
Text START to 678678
Trans Lifeline: Peer-support hotline; all operators are transgender