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If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
We recognize that those who come to the Safe Kids Thrive website come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and that the reality of child sexual abuse is an uncomfortable and difficult topic for some. This may be particularly true for survivors of sexual violence or those who have had other experiences of maltreatment in their families or relationships. These experiences can have both short- and long-term consequences. If for any reason you find yourself reacting to, or getting triggered by any of the website’s content, please stop the session and take the time you need to talk with someone, consult with your primary care provider, your family, or other professional support.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Colorado State College, Women and Gender Advocacy Center are two resources that help connect survivors with support, resources, and information.
If you need help now, please see the resources below. Do not hesitate to seek medical help or call the police if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
Massachusetts Rape Crisis Centers
This page has information to help you contact any of the Rape Crisis Centers in our state. These Rape Crisis Centers offer FREE services for adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors – and for people who care about survivors of all ages. Trained rape crisis counselors at local programs provide:
- 24/7 hotline counseling, information, and referrals
- Will go with survivors to hospitals and/or police stations 24/7
- Will go with a survivor to court
- Provide one-to-one counseling and support group counseling
Provides direct help to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. They offer help for specific situations through a confidential national prevention Helpline (1.888.PREVENT), email and chat services, an interactive Online Help Center, and our “Ask Now!” advice column.
Samaritans’ Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week. If you are feeling isolated, desperate or uncertain about anything in your life, we want to hear about it – contact us anytime. Our services are free, confidential, and anonymous. We have Samaritans staff on-site 24 hours a day to support those who phone, chat, or text our volunteers for help.
The primary purpose of Al-Anon/Alateen is to help families and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for young people affected by another’s drinking. Members of Al-Anon/Alateen learn to live happily whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. You are not alone.
1-800-632-8188; 24 hours a day/7 days a week. All languages available.
The stress line is a toll-free, confidential helpline for any parent or caregiver who might need to discuss issues related to their children. Trained volunteer counselors answer the Parental Stress Line and offer support, empathy, encouragement, information, referrals.
Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find help in your community.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Childhelp National Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is a 24-hour hotline with resources to aid in every child abuse situation. Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) for help. All calls are confidential.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255); Press # 1 if you are a Veteran
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Text 741741 (US)
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.