In addition to our CACs, the following are good places to reach out for assistance:
Child-at-Risk Hotline – 24/7*
To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline at any time of the day or night.
Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance
MOVA offers crisis intervention, referrals to programs and services, and information to help victims better understand the criminal justice system.
Office of the Child Advocate
The OCA works to ensure state agencies provide children with quality services, and that children receiving services are protected from harm. OCA can listen to concerns, help navigate the child welfare and juvenile justice system, and provide information on resources and services.
Llamanos Statewide Spanish Language Helpline
24/7 Spanish Language Sexual Assault Hotline for Massachusetts.
For more information on Rape Crisis Center please click here.
LINK-KID Referral for Trauma-Informed Services
A centralized referral system for parents, caregivers, and child-serving professionals to refer children, ages 0-18, who might benefit from evidence -based trauma treatments in Massachusetts
Parental Stress Hotline- 24/7
A toll-free, confidential helpline for parents who need to discuss issues related to their children. Trained volunteer counselors offer support, empathy, encouragement, information, referrals, and crisis intervention.
Victim Rights Law Center
A nonprofit law center dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims.
Legal assistance intake line: x19
Spanish intake line: x35
Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime
The Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime Initiative offers free legal help to crime victims who live or have a civil legal problem in Massachusetts.
To find your regional CLAVC Legal Aid or Statewide CLAVC program please click here
- * denotes no TTY/TTD available for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. You may use the Massachusetts Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711. Alternatively, you may use your preferred relay service to call any of the above numbers. For additional assistance or support, please contact The MA Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.
Safe Kids Thrive
Safe Kids Thrive provides vital resources and guidelines to help youth-serving organizations (YSOs) develop and implement sexual abuse prevention and intervention plans, so they can safely help children play, sing, dance, learn, grow—and succeed.