Abuse Reporting for Children and Dependent Adult Abuse
Including reports of suspected child sex trafficking. The names of reporters of abuse are never made public.
800 362 2178 (24 hrs)
Child Abuse Council
The Child Abuse Council is a regional, non-profit agency with more than 39 years experience providing child abuse prevention, education, and treatment programs for children and families in the bi-state metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Our goals for every child served are (1) a safe and nurturing home; (2) a secure parent-child relationship; and (3) an environment supporting successful growth and development. Serving the Quad City region.
524 15th Street
Moline, IL 61265
309 736 7170
Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center
1600 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine IA 52761
563 264 0580
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County
In partnership with communities in Warren County, the council provides support, instruction, and services to families to prevent child abuse. It operates the Wee Care Respite Nursery, the Young Parents information and support program and a Sexual Abuse Prevention Program in Warren County, Iowa. The council also coordinates community awareness about child abuse and the importance of prevention. In 2009 the council began working with Warren County Public Health, Child Care Resource and Referral and Simpson College to create the Shaken Baby Prevention Partnership. As a result of this collaboration, the partnership now offers educational presentations designed to increase awareness, and to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching participants how to cope with a crying baby.
515 971 2977
Child Abuse Prevention Services
Child Abuse Prevention Services, located in Marshalltown, Iowa, is organized to prevent child abuse in Marshall County and the surrounding area. It was established as a grassroots effort working to address the problem of child abuse in Marshall County and the surrounding areas. Believing that prevention was the answer, the private non-profit organization was established in 1981.
641 752 1730
Fax 641 753 1336
Child Welfare Partners Committee
Established in 2008 to provide overall guidance and leadership by focusing on the full range of child welfare contracted services. Sets the tone for the collaborative public-private work groups and ensures coordination of messages, activities, and products. Includes both contractor (private) and DHS (public) representatives.
Children and Families of Iowa
Operates the Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline: a toll-free service for victims, loved ones, and community members. Certified Domestic Violence Advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis support, help victims find safe solutions across the state, answer questions, and provide resource referrals.
Iowa domestic violence hotline: 800 942 0333
HAWK-I (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa)
Provides health and dental coverage for children in eligible families
800 257 8563
515 457 7701 (fax)
Relay Iowa TTY 800 735 2942
Iowa Department of Human Services
800 972 2017
800 735 2942 (TTY)
Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services
Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services (PCCAS) is a division of the Polk County Department of Community, Family & Youth Services that provides assistance to victims of crime in Polk County regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities.
515 286 3600
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa’s fundamental mission is to end child abuse in the entire state of Iowa. Its focus on prevention is unique in the child abuse field, where most efforts involve treating children and families after abuse has already occurred. It is the only statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse through advocacy, research, and communications. These platforms are not only used to raise awareness of the cause but also support the work of local organizations that operate in alliance with our mission.
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa also manages state and federal grant programs, which contribute financial support to community groups that provide services to families. These services offer education to parents and assist families in building positive support systems. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa provides ongoing training and education to its grantees in order to enhance their ability to prevent child abuse before it occurs.
515 244 2200
515 280 7835 (fax)
800 237 1815 (toll free)
Safe Haven for Newborns
The Safe Haven Act is a law that allows parents—or another person who has the parent’s authorization—to leave an infant up to 14 days old at a hospital or healthcare facility without fear of prosecution for abandonment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child Maltreatment Prevention website
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It uses its resources to partner with and forge collaborations among institutions, agencies, decision makers, and community leaders so they can work together to transform tough places to raise families. We fund research, technical assistance, and multi-site demonstrations that help service and support systems like public schools, juvenile justice agencies, and child welfare systems get better results for kids and families. We directly deliver exemplary services, identify and measure what works, and share lessons learned to demonstrate the potential of reforming public policies and services on behalf of children and their families.
410 547 6600
410 547 6624 (fax)
webmail form at: http://www.aecf.org/contact
Center for Law and Social Policy
Develops and advocates for federal, state, and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.
202 906 8000
Child Welfare Information Gateway / U.S. Department of Health Human Services
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
Child Welfare League of America
A coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Provides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all fifty states.
202 688 4200
National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you need help or see something suspicious. Specialists available 24/7 to take reports. All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous. Interpreters are available.
888 373 7888 or text “Help” to BEFREE (233733)
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