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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Hotline

By Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

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Our highly trained and supervised volunteer counselors and staff are available to talk with survivors ages 12+, their families and friends, and providers about sexual assault, harassment, and abuse.

This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

Our phone hotline is available 24-7. The web chat hotline is available every day 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

You can reach the hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. daily at

Additional information

We support people in all stages of their experience, whether immediately after an assault or years into healing. Our counselors provide emotional support and help survivors build coping skills. They also offer referrals to services and explain available resources, including BARCC's other services. You don't have to be in crisis to use our hotline.

BARCC Hotline Info Sheet


  • No transportation provided.

Translation services available - Contact the organization for more details.

People with hearing disabilities can use Mass Relay: dial 800-439-0183 (TTY users: 800-439-2370), ask to connect to 800-841-8371.

For whom

Ages 12 to 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.


Contact us for more information.

No application or registration needed.

  • Sign-up is ongoing