SShAGLY Recommended Resources
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat (open 24 hours/day)
- The Trevor Project (open 24 hours/day)
Visit TrevorChat to connect with a counselor
- Trans Lifeline (open 24 hours/day)
Run by trans people, for trans people.
- Samaritans Hope (open 24 hours/day)
Call or text 1-877-870-4673
- Crisis Text Line (open 24 hours/day)
Text HELLO to 741741
- Teen Line:
Call 1-800-852-8336 (open 6PM to 10PM pacific time, nightly)
Text "TEEN" to 839863 (open 6PM to 9PM pacific time, nightly)
Run by teens, for teens. Adults are always on standby for further assitance.
- MassSupport (COVID-19 specific services)
MassSupport Network provides services to ALL Massachusetts residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their anonymous, confidential, and free program provides emotional support, coping strategies, resources, and up-to-date, factual information.
- The NotOK App (available for Apple and android)
Created by youth for youth, this app helps teens identify trusted contacts prior to crisis and creates a one button system for reaching out. The app is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out.
- Health Imperatives
Health Imperatives offers a variety of services for low-income or vulnerable families and individuals with locations throughout southeastern MA.
- Fenway Health and Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center
Fenway Health offers health care to adults and youth in the LGBTQIA community. "The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, affectionately known as the Borum, is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away – we’ll do whatever it takes to help you."
- Boston Children's Hospital Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS)
GeMS is committed to providing the highest level of individualized, safe, and affirmative care to gender-diverse and transgender individuals and their families for patients ages 3 to 25.
- MassHealth Connector
Free, anonymous information about how to navigate the Massachusetts health care system is available at Health Care for All or call their consumer health helpline at 1-800-272-4232.
- Health Innovations Inc. & Project MOVES
Health Innovations is a program that provides free and confidential HIV and STI testing services for the LGBTQ community. They also make referrals for PrEP, and can help find a queer-friendly primary care provider.
- South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center
SSRAC offers comprehensive services for intimate partner and familial violence, as well as victim services and prevention for survivors and loved ones of impaired driving crashes, and loved ones who have lost someone to homicide. SSRAC supports the South Shore area.
- GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders)
GLAD offers free and confidential legal information, assistance, and referrals.
- The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline
Helpline is a free and confidential public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery.
- MeToo Movement
Explore healing with a curated collection of resources and organizations dedicated to helping survivors based on experience, need, and community. You can use this tool to connect with the right resource for you.
- Project Bread: Food Security & SNAP
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It is a federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. Project Bread's counselors can help you determine your eligibility and apply; all services are free to MA residents. Visit their site to call or do a Live Chat.
- DoVE (Domestice Violence Ended)
DoVE woks with individuals and families impacted by domestic violence or partner violence by offering s broad range of preventive and responsive services. View their list of programs here. DoVE supports the Quincy, Braintree, and outlying areas.
Answering Questions About Your Body
"Sex ed for the real world." This site provides inclusive, comprehensive, and supportive sexuality and relationship info for teens and emerging adults. This site includes articles and information along with interactive services such as message boards and a text hot line.
- Planned Parenthood
Looking for info on sex, relationships, your body, and more? You’ve come to the right place.