This list is not exhaustive, but can help you answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding sexual abuse.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light provides a toll-free number for individuals living in the United States who need local information and resources about sexual abuse. Any individual, child or adult who needs resources about sexual abuse can call the Helpline. All calls are confidential and will be answered by a trained information and referral service representative. Helpline availability varies according to state and call center.
What Should I Expect When I call 866-FOR-LIGHT?
When you call the Darkness to Light Helpline, you will immediately be routed to an information and referral service representative in your state who can refer you to sexual abuse resources in your community.
You may or may not be connected to a crisis and/or listening line. If you just need a confidential listening ear, inquire about local listening lines when you call. If you believe you are in need of immediate assistance, call your local police or Child Protective Services.
You will NOT be routed to a Darkness to Light staff member. The person who answers will not be able to answer questions about Darkness to Light programs. If you have questions about Darkness to Light, please use contact us.
The information and referral representative answering the Darkness to Light Helpline can refer you to local resources (i.e. legal and treatment services), but can neither give advice, nor answer questions regarding your specific situation.
Neither Darkness to Light nor the call center answering the call shall be held liable in any situation to the caller or anyone else for any result of the call or for the information provided by the information and referral services.
Stop It Now!
Stop It Now! provides a National Helpline for adults living in the United States who are concerned for the safety of a child and don’t know what to do. The helpline is available Monday 12 – 3 pm, Thursday 1 – 4 pm, and Fridays 12 – 3 pm Eastern time and is closed for standard business holidays. All calls are confidential and will be answered by professionals knowledgeable in the field of child sexual abuse prevention.
What Should I Expect When I call 888-PREVENT?
When you call the Stop It Now! Helpline, you will be provided with accurate information and guidance for responding to warning signs and creating safe environments for children and adolescents.
The Helpline can direct you to professional resources and support you as you develop a plan to address your concerns.
Adults that want to talk about their own at-risk behaviors are also encouraged to call and speak with a trained professional.
Adults will be asked for the state or country you are calling from so that Stop It Now! can better locate resources that will be helpful.
The information and referral representative answering the Stop It Now! Helpline can refer you to local resources (i.e. legal and treatment services), but can neither give advice, nor answer questions regarding your specific situation.
Stop It Now! shall not be held liable in any situation to the caller or anyone else for any result of the call or for the information provided by the information and referral services.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Abuse hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 says a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
What Should I Expect When I call 800-4-CHILD?
When you call the the Hotline you will speak to a qualified crisis counselor, who will answer and assist you if you:
Child Help crisis counselors cannot come to the home where the abuse is happening and take away the child or teen who is in danger of being hurt and put them in a new home. The Childhelp Hotline crisis counselors can’t make the child abuse report for you, but they are here to help you through it.
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