Black Community Watchline to provide free, confidential support to people hit by racial violence

Volunteers in Middlesex County have created a hotline to support and address cases of racial violence and abuse.

The Black Community Watchline will provide free and confidential support to Black people and other marginalized groups.

Pastor Antoinette Moss says after the killing of George Floyd, they were at a prayer vigil and understood that it wasn't enough.

"We want to be intentional and say 'have a phone number on speed dial so you can call and get the necessary help you need,'" Moss says.

The hotline is expected to launch on Sept. 9.

Six dispatchers will answers call 24 hours a day, six days a week.