Child Abuse

In New York, report child abuse at the New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 800.342.3720. Call our 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357) to find resources outside New York.

Child Abuse Signs - Tip Card

For children who have been abused, perhaps nothing is more important than a swift, comprehensive and expert response - a response that ensures safety, addresses physical injuries and emotional trauma, and one that can bring justice.

Recognize Child Abuse

Are you unsure if a child you know may be suffering abuse? Learn how to recognize the signs of child abuse here.

Report Child Abuse

What to do if you believe a child is in danger?

In an emergency situation, please call 911.

Non-emergencies: If you live in New York please call the New York State Child Abuse Hotline at 800.342.3720.

Outside of New York City and State, please call our Crime Victims Hotline at 866.689.HELP (4357).

You may also visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway for a list of child abuse reporting numbers for your specific state.

Child Advocacy Centers: Helping Abused Children

Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers are child-friendly, safe spaces designed to provide child victims and their family members with comprehensive and coordinated investigation, counseling, and treatment services. At each Child Advocacy Center, Safe Horizon works in partnership with a team of experts from the New York City Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the District Attorney’s Office, Corporation Counsel, and medical providers to provide these critical services in more than 4,000 cases each year.

Learn more about Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers.

See a list of our locations here.

Child Abuse & Incest - Adult Survivors

If you are an adult survivor of child abuse, Safe Horizon’s Counseling Center can help. Our hotline can also provide referrals to a support group in your area.


Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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