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Child abuse is reported every 15 seconds

This statistic is our reality. And why the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1.800.4.A.Child) is needed now more than ever. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the 24/7 hotline is staffed with professional crisis counselors who offer crisis intervention, information and referrals — in more than 170 languages — via call, text and online chat. 

Help us serve 4,545 kids and families

Two generous partners are matching all donations up to $50,000 — doubling the impact of your gift — and helping us reach our $100,000 goal to fund our hotline!

Goal progress. Ends June 30, 2024


Your support is a lifeline

Actual calls, chats and texts to the hotline

  • A 10-year-old chatted the hotline, stating she was scared her dad was going to kill her mom. “He was beating her for an hour and now I don’t know where they are! I’m hiding under a desk in my room.”
  • A 13-year-old texted the hotline because she was afraid for her younger brothers — her stepfather was abusing them. “My mom won’t do anything because she says we’ll be homeless and they’ll take the boys away.” 
  • A young mother to a one-year-old, called the hotline in distress because her daughter wouldn’t nap. “I’ve had such a stressful day! And when she naps, I can relax. I don’t know what to do!”
  • A 15-year-old called the hotline because her mom choked and threatened to kill her. “I didn’t know it could get this bad!” 
  • An aunt called the hotline to discuss her nine-year-old niece’s troubling disclosure of being handcuffed to her bed and touched inappropriately.

Together, we can save and transform lives

Your donation will directly support the operation and expansion of reach of our hotline, strengthen our intervention efforts and provide a beacon of hope for countless children in need. 


Number of calls served in 2023


Live chats responded to in 2023


Text messages received in 2023


“This hotline has helped me so much. I used to call in the middle of the night before I reported my parents, and you guys helped me get the courage to report them.”

18-year-old maleArizona

“Thank you so much! Honestly you might be the first person that’s ever been so helpful and nice. You’re an angel!”

14-year-old femaleCalifornia

I couldn't call for fear of being heard. Texting became my lifeline and a way out of the hell I was living in.

15-year-old maleTennessee