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Web Chat Hotline: New Technology, Same Great Support

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For 45 years, our hotline has provided survivors, loved ones, and community members with high-quality emotional support, information, and resources. And we’re excited to announce that you can now get that same support online via web chat!

With modern technology, our oldest service is now growing to be more accessible. If your phone access is limited, you don’t have a space to talk privately out loud, or you’re someone who just feels more comfortable chatting online, you now have an easier way to get support.

The free, confidential web chat hotline is available 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m every day. And it works on a mobile browser, too. We look forward to increasing the hours up to 24-7 in the future—we’ll keep you updated on that.

If you need support, you can reach our hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or by web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Please spread the word about this new option to reach our hotline by using the share buttons below!

As we’ve seen calls and requests for services increase dramatically over the past year, we’re grateful to be able to offer this new way to get support.

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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. We work with survivors regardless of when the violence occurred, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal. We also work with a wide range of organizations and communities, including schools, colleges, and police, to advocate for change. We provide training in how to respond to survivors and create cultures that prevent sexual violence in the first place.

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