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How to get help or report child abuse and domestic violence

Pennsylvania – As the Stay at Home order continues in Pennsylvania and schools remain shut down for the remainder of the academic year, kids at stuck at home… some of them in unhappy, abusive homes, unfortunately.

We have a comprehensive list of phone numbers you can call and websites that you can visit if you suspect someone is being abused, if you yourself are experiencing abuse, or even if you have abusive tendencies and want help to avoid becoming abusive in this stressful situation.

In addition to the hotlines you can call for immediate crises, there are also what they call “warmlines” you can call if there is not an urgent problem but you just need someone to talk to who will empathize with you.

Listen to the full interview with Mary Tatum from the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County.

 

A Voice For the Innocent:

A Voice for the Innocent is a non-profit community dedicated to the support of those affected by rape and sexual abuse by offering a safe and compassionate space to share stories and seek help.

www.avfti.org

 

Crisis Text Line:

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 100 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

#741741

 

Statewide Warm Line Phone Number:

Statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

1-855-284-2494

 

Childline

ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency.  ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The toll-free hotline, 1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse.

 

Passages, Inc.

The mission of PASSAGES, Inc. is to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors of sexual violence, while working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence by educating community members and promoting social change.

1-888-716-9677

 

Community Action Inc, The Crossroads Project

24 Hour Toll Free Hotline

Helps domestic violence victims and their children remain safe by providing emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, community and school educational programs, options counseling, legal advocacy, and group support.

1-800-598-3998

 

Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services

The purpose of Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services is to protect children and preserve families, assuring their safety and permanent placement.  The philosophy of Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services is to accept all clients as they are and treat all people with mutual respect.

814-765-1541