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Emergency Resources

The resources listed below are here to support you. If you need services beyond the providers that are listed below, you are encouraged to stop by the Student Support and Advising Center where an Academic Counselor can assist you in accessing additional resources.

* For ALL Campus Emergencies, please call Campus Police at Extension 6222*

Community Emergency Service Providers (ESP)
For Mental Health Emergencies

The Emergency Service Provider Crisis Response Team is a community resource that provides on-phone and on-site mental health evaluations, crisis intervention, stabilization (mental health hospital care), and follow up care for children and adults in mental health distress. Just simply call the 24-hour access number listed that covers your area of residence. This resource is AVAILABLE 24 hours/7 days per week.

ECS (Eliot Community Services)
24-hour access: 1-800-988-1111
Areas covered: Lynn, Everett, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Nahant, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott and Wakefield

Lahey Behavioral Health
24-hour access: 1-866-523-1216
Areas covered: Danvers, Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Middleton, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury

BEST TEAM (Boston Emergency Services Team)
24-hour access: 1-800-981-4357
Areas covered: Boston Neighborhoods, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop and East Boston

Crisis Intervention 'Text' Hotline

*Text ‘START’ To 741-741 *
Crisis Text Line is a national, 24/7 Crisis-Intervention Hotline. Conversations are conducted via text ONLY. Send a Text if you are experiencing an emotional crisis-anytime, anywhere, and a live trained counselor will receive your text and respond quickly. Crisis counselors only know what ‘texters’ share with them and that information stays confidential. Crisis Text Line does NOT charge ‘texters’. It is a FREE service. (Standard text rate fees apply if your phone carrier charges for text messaging service)
Please note: Crisis Text Line’s crisis counselors are not therapists, and should not replace long term therapy services.
For more information please visit the Crisis Intervention 'Text' Hotline website

Suicide Prevention

24 hour hotline - (617) 247-0220
Website: http://www.samaritansofboston.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 hour hotline - (800) 273-8255
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
24 hour hotline – (866) 488-7386
Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org


North Shore Rape Crisis Center
24 hour hotline – (800) 922-8772
Website: http://www.nsrcc.org

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
(800) 841-8371 (ENGLISH)
(800) 223-5001 (SPANISH)
Website: http://barcc.org/

Domestic Violence & Dating Abuse

Healing Abuse, Working for Change (HAWC)
24 hour hotline - (800) 547-1649
Website: http://www.hawcdv.org

Love is Respect (Teen Dating Abuse)
24 hour hotline – (866) 331-9474
Website: http://www.loveisrespect.org

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQDVP)
(800) 832-1901 - 24-hour hotline
(617) 779-2127 - Sexual Assault Help Line
Website: http://www.glbtqdvp.org/

Childcare Resources

Child Care Circuit
24 hour hotline - (800) 660-2868
Website: http://www.childcarecircuit.org

Food Pantries

Project Bread
Phone: (800) 645-8333
Website: http://www.projectbread.org

Essex County Hunger Relief
Website: http://www.essexcountyhungerrelief.org


Massachusetts Homeless Shelter Directory
Massachusetts Homeless Shelter Directory website

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Phone: 781-595-7570
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless website

The Haven Project
Phone: 781-913-5738
The Haven Project website

Eating Disorders

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
Phone: (866) 343-6332
Website: http://www.medainc.org

Substance Abuse Services

Eliot Community Human Services, Lynn, MA
Phone: (781) 581-4400
Website: http://www.eliotchs.org

Northeast/Lahey Behavioral Health
Phone: (978) 745-2440
Website: http://www.nebhealth.org

Support for Family/Friends of Problem Drinkers

Al-Anon Family Groups
Phone: (888) 425-2666
Website: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

General Mental Health Resources

Children's Friend and Family Services, Lynn, MA
Phone: (781) 592-5691
Website: http://www.childrensfriend.net

Eliot Community Human Services, Lynn, MA
Phone: (781) 581-4400
Website: http://www.eliotchs.org

Lahey Behavioral Health
Phone: (978) 968-1700
Website: http://www.nebhealth.org

Arbour Health System
Phone: (978) 373-7010
Website: http://www.arbourhealth.com

ULifeline (on-line resource for college mental health)
Phone: (800) 273-8255
Website: http://www.ulifeline.org

Fenway Community Health Peer Listening Line (FREE LGBT Help Line)

For any type of assistance-information, referrals and support
Monday through Friday 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
(888)-340-4528 ​
Website: ​http://fenwayhealth.org/care/wellness-resources/help-lines/

General Website to find local counselors specializing in area of concern:
Psychology Today Website: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com

Other Helpful Resources

Massachusetts 211 (General Social Service Agencies in MA)
Phone: (877) 211-6277
Website: http://www.mass211help.org

Lynn and Salem Area Community Resource Manual as published by the Children's Law Center of MA (contains numerous resources for all types of concerns)

* Updated for 2014 (6/16) *
Community Resource Manual - North Shore and Cape Ann Areas as published by the Children's Law Center of MA.

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