We encourage you to call the Department of Social Services in the case, or suspected case, of child abuse and maltreatment. In addition to any of the following services, you can also call CrossRoads’ 24-hour crisis hotline at (336) 228-0360
We can prevent abuse and protect children. It is important to be able to reach out to officials and specialized organizations. Reporting all child abuse and maltreatment is extremely important and can save a child’s life. This page provides you with various services to contact in the case or suspected case of child abuse and/or maltreatment.
We abide by HIPAA laws. Please Note that although all hotlines are confidential, there are some exceptions in place by law. The following must be disclosed:
Abuse of a child, elder, or mentally disabled individual
Intent to harm or commit a crime
Knowledge that may lead to exoneration of a criminal case
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is a 24 hour prevention hotline offered in the US and Canada 365 days a year. The hotline offers callers support from trained professionals in over 170 languages. Services include crisis intervention, additional information, and emergency, social service, and support service referrals.
Darkness to Light Helpline: 886-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444)
Darkness to Light’s helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors that are ready to provide you with free support and resources 24/7.
Darkness to Light Textline: Text LIGHT to 741741
Darkness to Light’s textline is staffed by trained crisis counselors that are ready to provide you with free support and resources 24/7.
The Stewards of Children® Prevention Toolkit was developed by Childhood USA, Darkness to light, and Ericsson to educate adults on how to to identify, prevent, and act against child sexual abuse, through the skills and resources available on the interactive app.
Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway for more toll-free crisis hotline numbers related to child well-fare