Child Abuse Hotline Numbers


Here are Child Abuse Hotline Numbers to call within the United States if someone in your home is hurting you with heavy hitting or improper touching. Do NOT call these numbers if you were spanked for misbehavior or got your mouth slapped for being disrespectful. They are also not to be called because you had a spat with your sibling and you were punched or kicked. These are numbers to call only if you or another child live in a dangerous home. Of course, if it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If you don't feel comfortable calling on your own, you can tell a teacher, principal, guidance counselor, school resource officer, or any other adult that you know you can trust to help you. Whatever you do, don't just do nothing. You are entitled to receive some help.

If you live outside the United States, you will either need to find out on your own what number to call, or you can tell a teacher, police officer, or any other adult that you can trust.

THESE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE NUMBERS ARE BEING PROVIDED, WITH OUR THANKS, BY CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY.

Alabama (334) 242-9500

Alaska (800) 478-4444

Arizona (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)

Arkansas (800) 482-5964

California (800) 422-4453)

Colorado (303) 866-5932

Connecticut (800) 842-2288

Delaware (800) 292-9582

District of Columbia (202) 671-SAFE (202) 671-7233)

Florida (800) 96-ABUSE (800) 962-2873)

Georgia (800) 422-4453)

Hawaii (808) 832-5300

Idaho (800) 926-2588

Illinois (800) 252-2873

Indiana (800) 800-5556

Iowa (800) 362-2178

Kansas (800) 922-5330

Kentucky (800) 752-6200

Louisiana (800) 422-4453)

Maine (800) 452-1999

Maryland (800) 422-4453)

Massachusetts (800) 792-5200

Michigan (800) 422-4453)

Minnesota (800) 422-4453)

Mississippi (800) 222-8000

Missouri (800) 392-3738

Montana (866) 820-5437

Nebraska (800) 652-1999

Nevada (800) 992-5757

New Hampshire (800) 894-5533

New Jersey (877) 652-2873

New Mexico (800) 797-3260

New York (800) 342-3720

North Carolina (800) 422-4453)

North Dakota (800) 422-4453)

Ohio (800) 422-4453)

Oklahoma (800) 522-3511

Oregon (800) 422-4453)

Pennsylvania (800) 932-0313

Puerto Rico (800) 981-8333

Rhode Island (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)

South Carolina (803) 898-7318

South Dakota (605) 773-3227

Tennessee (877) 237-0004

Texas (800) 252-5400

Utah (800) 678-9399

Vermont (800) 649-5285

Virginia (800) 552-7096

Washington, D.C. (202) 671-7233

Washington (state) (800) 624-6186

West Virginia (800) 352-6513

Wisconsin (800) 422-4453)

Wyoming (800) 422-4453)

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