We all need help sometimes. Sometimes finding the right book is enough, but often that is just the start. Continue your journey towards getting the assistance you need with these community organizations.
Library computers are a great place to research the next steps for improving your situation- our computers do not keep any record of patron browsing activity after you end your session. Just sit down and start browsing, no log-in is required.
If you need a private place to make a phone call, please visit our Reference Desk. Study Rooms 1 & 2 or the Conference Room are often available, and our Reference staff members can help you reserve one.
For a full help-finder tool, please visit Massachusetts 211 https://www.helpsteps.com/.
|988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
|Massachusetts Behavioral Health Helpline
|Call or text: 833-773-2445
Chat online: https://www.masshelpline.com/
|Call or text: 877-870-4673 (HOPE)
|Riverside Community Care
Online at https://www.riversidecc.org/
|Human Relations Service Counseling Services
Online at https://www.hrshelps.org/
|Local Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
|Online at https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/aa-meetings/massachusetts/weston/
|More mental health resources and helplines.
|Emergency Shelters and temporary housing
|Massachusetts 211: Housing list
|Regional Housing Services
Call 978-287-1092Online at https://www.rhsohousing.org/
|Food pantries, SNAP/EBT, WIC
|Massachusetts 211: Food list
|Help Applying for Public Assistance: Dept. of Transitional Assistance
|More housing, food, and financial assistance resources.
|Parents Helping Parents- Parental Stress Line
|Emmerson Hospital New Mothers Support
|Online at https://www.emersonhospital.org/clinical-services/maternity/new-mother-support-groups-classes
|Mass 211 Early Education and Care Line
|Dial 2-1-1 extension 23
Online at https://mass211.org/childcare
|More parenting resources.
|Youth Homelessness Resources
|Dial 2-1-1 extension 27
|Home for Little Wanderers programs for young adults who have "aged out" of the system
Online at https://thehome.org/young-adult
|More teen and adolescent resources
|Elder Abuse Hotline
Report abuse online at https://www.mass.gov/reporting-elder-abuse-neglect
|Elder Services and Resources
|Massachusetts 211: Elder Care list
|Transportation for seniors
|Massachusetts 211: Elder transportation list
|More elder care resources