Need Help Now?

Onetoughjob.org is committed to providing the latest and greatest parenting information, ideas, and on-the-ground resources. However, sometimes parents find themselves in situations where they are better served by one-on-one help from a trained professional.

If you need help now, please see the resources below. Also, do not hesitate to seek medical help or call the police if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

In Massachusetts

The Parental Stress Line

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.

Samaritans Statewide Hotline

1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

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.

SafeLink*

1-877-785-2020; multiple languages and translation services

SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. Each call is answered by a trained advocate who provides non-judgmental support, assistance with safety planning, and information on appropriate resources. All calls to SafeLink are free, confidential, and anonymous.

SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual and have access to a translation service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages.

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

Massachusetts Al-Anon/Alateen

(508) 366-0556

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.

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline*

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

*Do not visit this website if you are afraid your internet usage may be monitored. Use a safe computer at a friend’s house, work, or the local library,or find a safe phone to call the toll free numbers provided.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

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.