Report Abuse or Neglect

Need help reporting child abuse? If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected or if you are a child who is being maltreated, contact your local child protective services office or law enforcement agency, so professionals can assess the situation.

If you need help with personal or family situations, contact us or call us at 314.534.9350 to see if we can help.

Do you need immediate crisis assistance or counseling? Childhelp USA® is a national organization that provides crisis assistance and other counseling and referral services. The Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors who have access to a database of 55,000 emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous. Contact them at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).

To report suspected child abuse in Missouri or Illinois contact:

Missouri Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
Local (toll): (573) 751-3448
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Illinois Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 785-4020
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For a comprehensive list of sources by state to report abuse or neglect, please go to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Child Welfare Information Gateway.