Help / Hotlines

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children focuses on prevention. As such, we do not provide direct services or intervention for crises or other needs. However, whether you are looking for help for yourself or for a friend or family member, there are many organizations that can provide help and resources for a variety of concerns. Below is a list of organizations and hotlines, listed by topic.

 


CHILD ABUSE

If you suspect a child is abused or neglected, please make a report to the local child welfare organization where the child is located. For a list of state organizations and hotlines, please visit www.childwelfare.gov/organizations.

 

National Child Abuse Hotline

The National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who provide assistance in over 170 languages with the use of interpreters. They offer crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources.

 

National Children’s Alliance (NCA)

Helps connect those in need with a local Child Advocacy Center for support and services.

 


CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

 

Darkness to Light Helpline

For help in determining how to respond appropriately to a disclosure of, or to suspicions of, child sexual abuse, call the Darkness to Light Helpline 24 hours a day.

 

Stop it Now!

Stop it Now! provides direct help to individuals with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse. They also offer email, chat, an online help center and advice column.

 


RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

Rape, Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network

RAINN offers crisis phone and chat support 24 hours a day through their National Sexual Assault Hotline.

 


DOMESTIC/FAMILY VIOLENCE

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is also available in Spanish and other languages.

 


RELATIONSHIP/DATING ABUSE & VIOLENCE

 

Love is respect.org

Advocates offer support and information to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships and to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and law enforcement providers. Phone, text, and chat services are available 24 hours a day.

 


HELP FOR PARENTS

 

National Parent Helpline

Provides support to parents and links to resources. Available weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST.

 


HELP FOR TEENS

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Whether you are considering suicide or know of someone else who is, crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day for support and services.

 

Crisis Text Line

Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to discuss anything on your mind.

 

TeenLine
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teens. Teens are available every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST to listen and provide support for any problem or concern. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.

 

Boys Town National Hotline

Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to help boys and girls with depression, stress, peer pressure, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, abuse, and more. Support is also available for parents having difficulty parenting or dealing with a runaway.

 

Your Life, Your Voice

Connects troubled teens to trained counselors via phone, chat, text or email 24 hours a day.

 

TeenCentral

Provides resources for youth/teens. Submit a story or post about any crisis, problem or situation and receive a response within 24 hours.

 

The Trevor Project

LGBTQ hotline with trained counselors available 24 hours a day via phone, text, or chat.

 


HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, MISSING, AT-RISK, AND EXPLOITED YOUTH

 

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The National Human Trafficking Hotline, provided by Polaris, is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community.

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

A national clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation.

 

NCMEC Cybertipline

Accepts all reports of online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the Internet.

 

Polly Klaas Foundation

Provides a hotline staffed with caseworkers 24 hours a day to help parents and law enforcement officers locate missing children.

 

Child Find of America

Provides professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse.

 

Child Find of America—Parent Help

Child Find’s Parent Help program offers support and services to parents in conflict, helping fragile families to explore safe and legal options and available support systems.

 

National Runaway Safeline 

Provides support and services 24 hours a day for those who have or are thinking about running away. Also provides help to parents of runaways.

 

Covenant House

Provides housing and support services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth.

 

National Safe Place

Provides immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need or in crisis; available 24 hours a day.

  

Supervised Visitation Network

A network of agencies providing services to ensure children have safe, supervised, conflict-free access to parents.