Do you know a child who is being abused or molested?
If the crisis is now, please call 9-1-1!
Call the National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Do not listen to any counsel that tells you to be silent. Everyone matters.
All calls are anonymous and toll-free. The hotline is staffed 24 hours daily with professional crisis counselors who utilize a database of thousands of emergency, social service and support resources.
The Childhelp hotline counselors can…
- discuss signs and symptoms of abuse with you.
- help you decide a course of action.
- prepare you as to what to expect when reporting child abuse.
- provide the number of the local reporting agency you should call.
Hotline counselors can look up the local reporting telephone number and give it to you. They can also stay on the phone line and make a 3-way call if you are nervous about doing it alone.
Law enforcement agencies (the police or sheriff’s departments) and child protective services are the ones who decide what will happen when there is child abuse. If a child is in immediate danger, however, counselors can call the local police to go to the child’s location if the hotline caller gives the address and the name of the child or teen who is being abused.
If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1.
- United States Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Spanish Language: 1-800-942-6908
- United States Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
- United States Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
- Hotline For Parents Considering Abducting Their Children: 1-800-A WAY OUT
- United States Missing Children Hotline: 1-800-235-3535
- United States Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-866-363-4276
- Find a Therapist: 1-800-865-0686