• If you are in distress and need to speak with someone urgently, an on-call crisis counselor can be reached 24/7 at the following numbers:
    Holy Cross 24-hour Crisis Center number (855-418-7282)
    National Suicide Help Line (800-273-8225)

Hotline Telephone Services

  • Suicide, Despair, Loneliness
    The Samaritans: 877-870-HOPE (4673) 
  • Domestic Violence 
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Partner Violence, Assault, Daybreak
    Resources for Women: (508) 755-9030
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-8255
  • Pathways for Change
    provides support to those impacted by sexual violence  1-800-870-5905
  • ULifeline 
    online resource for college mental health  1-800-273-TALK(8255)  or text "START" to 741-741


These services are staffed 24 hours a day by trained volunteers. They provide information and over the telephone counseling to those in crisis as well as to friends seeking advice on how to help.