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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


For Seniors
Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275

800AgeInfo
800-243-4636

 

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

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.

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