COVID-19 Resources: Mental Health and Support

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Mental Health Hotlines and Emergency Support


Monday - Saturday 8am-8pm


Samaritans Talk Support Text Line 24/7


Mental Health Hotline

1-800-273-8255 24 hours

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services are available virtually. If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call (800) 640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Caregiver Coronavirus Support Line

Sponsored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, they offer free chat services (text, live webchat, and FB messenger) to provide caregivers and domestic workers to get the support they need.

Offers a multitude of advocacy services for those with mental health concerns, developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and substance abuse problems.
675 Main St.
Waltham, MA, 02451

Substance Abuse

Smart Recovery

Online support meetings, Thursdays at 11am on zoom. Information on how to join on their website.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Existing clients: support continuing online or by phone.

New clients: submit a request online or call 617-492-8306. English and Spanish services available.

Hotline:  24/7 1-800-841-8371, and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Operating remotely. For help, call REACH at 1-800-899-4000. Click here for an online chatline for survivors looking for help with domestic violence. The chatline is available right now Tuesday-Thursday from 2-5pm.

Offers mental health support to youth and families. Services include help with in-patient care, outpatient care, assessment, and a rape crisis hotline among many others.
118 Central
Waltham, MA, 02453


Jewish Family and Children's Services

Resources for any need related to older adults: 1-800-980-1982 or

Resources for people living with dementia and family members: virtual support groups for family members and online/telephone memory cafes. Contact Beth Soltzberg

Resources for people with Parkinson’s disease and family members: support groups and online programs. Contact Anne Muskopf at

Bereavement support groups: contact Barbara Sternfield at

Newton Wellesley Hospital Elder Care Services Council

A Senior Guide to Navigating Coronavirus: A two-part webinar series focusing on the impact of Coronavirus on our Senior population.

Telehealth: What To Expect From Your Virtual Visit
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10-11:00am
Click Here to Register

I Am 80 Years Old: How Can I Survive the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cardiologist’s Perspective
Monday, August 24, 2020 10-11:00am
Click Here to Register

Disability Services

Disability Resource Network at JF&CS

The JF&CS Disability Resource Network (DRN) is a free information, referral, and consultation service. They serve individuals with disabilities and mental illness, their families, and community agencies. Callers receive professional assistance in identifying resources related to education, vocational training, housing, finances, religious life, recreation, and other aspects of community living.

Contact the Disability Resource Network at 781-693-5640 or email your questions to

Other Health Resources