Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse
The following resources are for victims of child abuse or sexual abuse and their advocates.
National Child Abuse Hotline
A hotline run by ChildHelp, an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. ChildHelp runs prevention programs aimed at ending the cycle of abuse, intervention programs aimed at removing children from abusive and dangerous situations, and treatment programs aimed to help children who have been affected by child abuse.
Professional crisis counselors available 24/7 with information, referrals, and more. All calls are confidential.
Darkness to Light
An organization dedicated to ending child abuse that provides crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. There are too many resources and ways to get involved to list in this paragraph, so please go check it out.
Get Help Now
Call 866-FOR-LIGHT or Text LIGHT to 741741
National Children's Alliance
This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs consist of a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
Stop It Now
Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse.
Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773-8368)
This tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking.
Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
Justice for Children
Provides a full range of advocacy and pro-bono legal services for abused and neglected children.