Phone Numbers

If you need urgent help, please call these emergency phone numbers:

  • 911
    Emergency number in most areas
  • 1-877-785-2020
    Domestic Violence SafeLink, a multilingual, free, Massachusetts Statewide Hotline Program of Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.
  • 617-592-6895
    First Step Street Outreach Team (in Cambridge/Somerville area) from CASPAR, Inc.
  • 617-665-1560
    Cambridge Hospital Psych Emergency Room
  • 617-497-7968
    On The Rise
    If you are homeless or living in a dangerous or unstable situation, On The Rise can help you. Please call us and speak with a Community Advocate. You can call Monday – Friday from 8-4 and Saturdays 8-2 (except the first Saturday of the month).
  • 617-497-7887
    If you are hearing/speech impaired this is our TTY number at On The Rise.

Safe Haven

If you are unable to call first, you can stop by On The Rise during the hours that the Safe Haven is open:

Monday – 8-2
Tuesday – 8-2
Wednesday – 8-4
Thursday – 8-2
Friday – 8-4

The Safe Haven is located at 341 Broadway in Cambridge. Click here for directions.


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