AVP operates a free bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates to offer support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected victims and survivors of any type of violence. Read more about Anti-Violence Project (AVP) Hotline
ATASK’s 24-hour, multilingual helpline is staffed by trained advocates who together speak a total of 12 Asian languages and dialects including Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, and Toisanese), Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Read more about Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center operates a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, their families and friends. BARCC also provides medical advocacy, legal services, counseling services, counseling and education groups, and case management. Read more about Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
DOVE offers a crisis hotline that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hotline offers a confidential, nonjudgmental, and supportive ear, and provides information on available options and resources. Read more about DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can learn more about your options and connect with resources and support in Massachusetts. You can also find information, resources, and guidance can if you are supporting a survivor, in addition to getting basic information about sexual assault forensics in Massachusetts. Read more about Forensics for Survivors
Whether through an IM-style chat, the phone service, or via text messaging, trained peer advocates are available 24/7 to provide anonymous and free education, support, and advocacy to teens and 20-somethings who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.
The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association (Mass LGBTQ Bar) is a voluntary state-wide professional association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lawyers and allies, providing a visible LGBTQ presence within the Massachusetts legal community. Read more about Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues. Read more about National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. Read more about National Center for Transgender Equality
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people, including in areas of housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. Read more about National LGBTQ Task Force
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Outright Action International works to document and expose human rights violations against LGBTIQ people across the world. They are known for our documentation training programs, covering a range of issue areas and skill sets, including how to research, report and monitor violations of human rights law. Read more about Outright Action International
The hotline staff is trained to provide supportive and confidential services in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to those concerned about their relationships or concerned about a friend or family member. Read more about REACH Beyond Domestic Violence