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Social Services Resource Guide for Massachusetts Libraries: Community Supports

Community supports, professional development, and resources to connect patrons with social services.

Social Services Resource Guide



Crisis Textline 741741

Disaster Distress
1(800) 985-5990

LGBTQ Support:  Trevor Project

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
1(800) 327-5050

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
988    Get Immediate Help

Parental Stress Hotline
1(800) 632-8188

1(877) 785-2020

Samaritans Call or Text
1 (877) 870-4673

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
1(800) 662-HELP (4357)

Veterans Crisis
1 (800) 273-8255 and Press 1 or text message 838255



For Persons Experiencing Mental Health Conditions

For People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

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Massachusetts Library System Declaration of Inclusion

The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.