Resources to Get Help
Staff at the Wellesley Centers for Women conduct research on issues that affect women and girls, families and communities. However, we do not provide direct care, legal advice, advocacy, or referrals. If you are in need of mental health, domestic violence, or sexual assault services, please refer to this list of resources:
Mental Health Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness
1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
NAMI offers an array of support and education programs that help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Sponsored by the U.S. DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Use the Locator to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.
Domestic Violence Resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The staff at the National Domestic Violence Hotline believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. They believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. They believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society.
National Network to End Domestic Violence a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
Feminist Majority Foundation has a list of domestic violence hotlines and resources.
Additional Sexual Violence and Gender-Based Violence Resources
ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States. ECPAT-USA belongs to an international network of organizations in 73 countries, all working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people; all persons have the right to access help as a survivor regardless of gender, transgender status, or gender expression.
WomensLaw.org provides resources to help women to learn their rights and to find information about teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault.