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AIDS Hotline: M-F 9 am-5 pm
Information & referral for substance abuse services including crisis intervention and referrals for inpatient/outpatient treatment & where to go if uninsured
617-534-5050 M-F 9 am-5 pm
Child Abuse Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline
Elder Abuse Hotline
Massachusetts Missing Persons
Massachusetts Poison Control Center
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Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
National Suicide Hotline
Parental Stress Line
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Massachusetts Domestic Violence Hotline
Life skills learning centers
for young men & women, ages 17 and over
Christian therapeutic boarding school
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Christian residential program
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Advocacy, education, and support to eliminate family violence and strengthen Asian families and communities. Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual.
Organization made up of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, their families, friends, and professionals that provide a variety of programs and services, including support groups. Visit Asperger Syndrome.
Information, education, and support. Visit Asperger Syndrome.
1-888-543-5298 Tuesday & Friday 9:30 am-12 noon
Legal advocacy and resource center providing direct representation to low-income children in Eastern Massachusetts, and technical assistance and training to lay and professional communities throughout New England on issues affecting children's education, civil rights, custody, health and welfare. Visit Special Education.
Educates the public about juvenile justice and advocates for policies that ensure the public safety by supporting families and communities through the rehabilitation of youth. Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.
Provides legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Visit Special Education.
1-877-785-2020 24 Hour
Works towards the understanding , respect, support, and appropriate education for all children with special needs. Visit Special Education.
Provides information and support for parents of children with Tourette, adults with Tourette, physicians, educators, advocates, etc. Visit Tourette Syndrome.
Statewide, grassroots coalition of individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families. Visit Learning Disabilities.
Fluoridation of drinking water is a matter of public safety for Massachusetts citizens. This toxic chemical has been linked with increased lead absorption, learning disabilities, attention disorders, hyperactivity, behavior problems, mottled teeth, decreased fertility, bone loss, thyroid cancer, and decreased I.Q. Visit ADD & ADHD, Behavior Problems, and Learning Disabilities.
1-800-952-6637 Health Information Line
Free health promotion materials and resources for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers. Visit Family Health.
Statewide support network of home educators founded as a Christian ministry. Visit Universal Education.
Support, education, and advocacy for mental health disorders. Visit Personality Disorders.
1-800-295-2121 Toll-free in Western Massachusetts only
Support, education, and advocacy for mental health disorders. Visit Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder..
Information, education, support for those suffering with OCD and their families. Visit Personality Disorders.
Prevention and treatment of substance abuse, located in the South Coast Region of Massachusetts. Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.
1-866-JVS-WORK Ext. 3299
Jewish organization that provides family-centered and directed support to families challenged by developmental, physical, learning or other disability or mental illness from over 30 communities in the Greater Boston area. Visit Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorders.
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