a program of the Boston Public Health Commission

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, or you're worried and have questions about abuse or unhealthy relationships, call SafeLink at the toll-free number: (877) 785-2020. Advocates are bilingual in English and Spanish and have access to a service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages.

People who are Deaf and hard of hearing can reach SafeLink through the Mass Relay service:

  • Dial 711 in Massachusetts.

  • From anywhere else, dial 1-800-439-0183 for English or 1- 800-930-9252 for Spanish.

  • Ask to be connected to the hotline (1-877-785-2020).


If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual violence and would like support for yourself, family or friends, call the Boston Rape Area Crisis Center at their 24/7 hotline: (800) 841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. 

People who are Deaf or hard of hearing can use Mass Relay at 800-439-2370 and ask to be connected to the hotline number.