Emergency Contacts

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police at 9-1-1.

Crisis and support contacts for child abuse

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children’s Bureau/ACYF

A listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

Hotlines

Childhelp

800-4-A-CHILD

Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call or text the hotline for crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

24-hour Hotline and CyberTipline (for reporting child sexual exploitation)

800-THE-LOST (843-5678)

If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The Congress-authorized Cybertipline is a means for reporting crimes against children. Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.cybertipline.com.

National Runaway Safeline

Children’s Bureau/ACYF

A listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

Parent Resources

Prevent Child Abuse America®

800-CHILDREN (244-5373)

A resource for tips, referrals, and parenting materials. In participating states, calls will be connected to the state chapter. For non-participating states, the national office.

Healthy Families America®

312-663-3520

An innovative initiative designed to support and educate new parents through voluntary home visitation.

National Children’s Advocacy Center

256-533-KIDS (5437)

The National Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides training, prevention, and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect.

Circle of Parents

804-308-0841

A family support program offering free weekly meetings for anyone in a parenting role wanting to discuss issues related to raising children.

Family Resources

Grandparent Information Center

800-424-3410

For grandparents raising grandchildren, professionals, support groups, researchers, and policy makers to discuss issues related to raising children.