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If we can’t help you, maybe some of these resources can. Below we have provided emergency hotlines, additional legal help, basic legal information that is available to the public, and trusted links.

Emergency Hotlines and Services

Domestic Violence:
Safelink Domestic Violence Hotline
877-785-2020
TTY 877-521-2601
Confidential hotline, open 24/7.
Translation services in over 140 languages

 

Child Abuse & Neglect:
Child-At-Risk Hotline
800-792-5200

 

Abuse & Neglect of
Persons with Disabilities:
Disabled Persons Protection Commission Hotline
800-426-9009
TTY 888-822-0350

 

Disaster Assistance:
Massachusetts Emergency
Management Agency (MEMA)

Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency help

 

For Seniors:
Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275


800 Age Info
800-243-4636

Additional Legal Help

The Legal Resource Finder
This site directs you to legal aid programs
that might be able to help you (civil not criminal)


Mass Legal Answers Online
Mass Bar Association’s Dial-A-Lawyer
(617) 338-0610
Have a question for a lawyer? Ask it online free.
Topics: family law, bankruptcy, real estate, labor and consumer rights

 

Lawyers for the Day
Attorneys volunteer to help low-income clients for free. This service is not available at every courthouse. Check with your courthouse to see if attorneys will be available to help you.

 

Senior Resources

This site provides information about age related needs and answers common questions regarding assisted living, nursing homes, insurance, and home safety, among other things.

Basic Legal Information

MassLegalHelp
Find practical information about your legal rights in Massachusetts. Includes information about Children and Families, Consumer & Debt, Criminal Records CORI , Disability, Domestic Violence, Employment and Unemployment, Health and Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Income and Benefits, School

 

Ask a Law Librarian information on over 150 legal topics
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library- to reach a law librarian by phone, text, email, IM, live chat, or in person.

 

Massachusetts Court System Self Help
Abuse & Harassment, Civil Appeals, Consumer Protection, Court Basics, Criminal Law, Families, Children & Divorce, Guardianship, Housing, Name Changes, Small Claims, Tickets & Traffic Offenses, Wills & Estates