Hotlines and More Information


In you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence, recent act of violence or if your safety or someone else’s safety is in imminent danger.

Crisis Hotlines

(All are 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted)


ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)  |

ChildHelp can help connect survivors to counseling; residential treatment services; children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention and education and training.

Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a resource of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The website features information on child abuse and neglect as well as foster care, adoption and more.

Local to JHF

New York

  • Prevent Child Abuse New York: 1.800.CHILDREN; from 9am to 10pm
  • New York Child Protective Services: 1.800.342.3720; TTY 1.800.638.5163


  • California Child Protective Services (CPS): 1.800.540.4000; TTY 1.800.272.6699


  • Hawai‘i Child Protective Services (CPS): 1.808.832.5300

Other Resources

| Online Support Line

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. 1in6′s mission also includes serving family members, friends and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

Children's Defense Fund | 202.628.8787 or 1.800.233.1200

The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start,and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Darkness to Light | (866) FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)

Darkness to Light provides programs that raise awareness on the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse America | Information and Referral Hotline: 1.800.CHILDREN (1.800.244.5373)

Prevent Child Abuse America builds awareness, provides education and inspires hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent child abuse.

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.

Learn more about the effects of child abuse and neglect.

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Resources if you or someone you know is being abused

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