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Child Abuse

Agencies that can help if you suspect child abuse.

National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. The Hotline is staffed with professional counselors who utilize a database of thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. Since the 1982 inception of the Childhelp Hotline, more than 2 million calls have been received from children in the midst of abuse, troubled parents, individuals concerned that abuse is occurring, and others requesting child abuse information. The child abuse hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals. State-of-the-art technology provides translators in approximately 140 languages.

The Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453), provides confidential, toll-free assistance to: children who are being abused and want help, parents who are about to lose control and are seeking help, adults and children requesting the local telephone number to report cases of abuse, adult survivors of child abuse who are feeling unsafe or suicidal, adults requesting parenting tips, definitions of child abuse, or names of recommended books regarding parenting, child development or adult survivor issues, and professionals in the fields of mental health, social work, education, medicine, fire service, etc., who could benefit from consultation and/or referrals.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 If something about your relationship with your partner frightens you and you need to talk, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). The National Domestic Violence Hotline answers more than 16,000 calls per month from victims, survivors, friends and family members, law enforcement personnel, domestic violence advocates and the general public. Hotline advocates provide support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence. All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are confidential.