Social Service Resources
In an Emergency, call Lexington Police at 781-862-1212 or 911
Domestic Violence Services
- Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) Help Line: 888-399-6111
- REACH local 24-hour hotline: 800-899-4000
- SafeLink 24 hour Hotline in Massachusetts: 877-785-2020
- National Domestic Abuse 24 hour Hotline outside Massachusetts: 1800-799-SAFE
- Asian Task Force Advocacy Hotline: 617-338-2355
- Network for Battered Lesbians and Bisexual Women: 617-695-0877
- Gay Men's Domestic Violence Program: 617-354-6056
- Immigrant and Refuge Office: 617-727-7888
- Child Abuse 24 hour Hotline 800-729-5200
- Elder Abuse 24 hour Hotline 800-922-2275
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 24 hour Hotline 800-841-8371
- Greater Framingham Rape Crisis Center (Voices Against Violence) 24 hour Hotline 800-593-1125
- Center for Hope and Healing (Rape Crisis Center) Lowell 24-hour Hotline 800-542-5212
- Emerson Hospital - Concord 978-369-1400
- Lahey Clinic - Burlington 781-273-8100
- Children's Hospital - Boston 617-355-6000
- Concord District Court, Victim/Witness Advocate 781-897-8775
- Metro West Legal Services 508-620-1830
- Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services 617-494-1800
- Middlesex County DA's Office, Domestic Violence Unit 617-629-0222
Batterer Treatment Services
- Emerge (Malden) 617-547-9879
- Common Purpose 617-739-3831
Police Department "At Risk" Program
At Risk is a voluntary program that allows caregivers to provide information about residents who may be "at risk" of becoming lost or otherwise endangering themselves because of any type of physical, mental or emotional difficulty. These residents may be adults or children, living at home or in residential facilities.
Caregivers fill out an At Risk Form (PDF), giving as little or as much information as they feel comfortable providing. We interpret the meaning of "at risk" broadly in hopes of identifying any behavior that could endanger the adult or child.
The person is entered into the police computer with an alert code that the person is At Risk and that a file is available.
The family services Detective Brian Savage is available on a regular basis to answer questions about the program. He can be reached at 781-862-1212.
History of the At Risk Program
The At Risk file originally contained information, provided by caregivers, on residents with Alzheimer's. This information could be used by the police if the resident became lost or was otherwise endangered. Our present At Risk file broadens the population of individuals considered at risk. Two members of the police department have family members in elementary school who are autistic. Their personal experiences helped our agency to recognize the number of disabilities that might result in a person (adult or child) getting lost, running away or getting into a difficult situation.