Child Abuse

New York State Child Abuse Hotline

Accepts calls 24/7 from mandated reporters and the public of suspected child abuse, neglect or maltreatment. Click on links at right of homepage. Information is available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. (800) 342-3720.

Mount Sini Parent&Child Trauma Family Program

This research program helps kids and families cope with sexual abuse through cognitive-behavioral therapy. The four-month program involves girls and their non-offending parent and offers in-depth education about abuse, coping and safety skills in addition to treatment. Evaluation and treatment free of charge. Girls aged 11-14 who have experienced sexual abuse are eligible. Other restrictions apply. Call (212) 659-8698 for more information.

Prevent Child Abuse New York

A statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse. Information in English and Spanish on parenting, discipline, safety and preventing abuse. 24-hour prevention and parent helpline (800) 342-7472.

SAVI – Seeking Safety Treatment Group

Mount Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program is sponsoring a 12-week free and confidential treatment program for adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse with self-harming behaviors such as substance abuse, cutting, eating disorders. It will be held Tuesdays from 3-4:30 pm at Mount Sinai. Call (212) 241-7394 for more information and to register.

Child Welfare Organizing Project

Offers free, confidential peer-led support groups for NYC parents involved with the local public child welfare system. Held every Wednesday from 11 am-1 pm at the East Harlem Neighborhood Center, 80 East 110th Street, between Park and Madison. Spanish spoken. (212) 348-3000.

Covenant House

Offers emergency food, clothing, and shelter to all children who come to their crisis center. 460 West 41st Street in Manhattan. (212) 613-0300

Hale House

Provides a safe place for children birth to age for while parents stabilize their personal lives. West Harlem location. Call and ask for the family advocate. (212) 663-0700

Cardinal McCloskey Family Outreach Center

Provides services to families at risk of having children removed and placed in foster care. Also offers day care, food pantry, foster care, adoption services and services for children with special needs. For families in the Bronx and East Harlem. (718) 542-0255

Jacobi Medical Center Child Protection

(718) 918-4013

Little Flower Children’s Services

Offers family day care, adoption services, independent living preparation for teens in foster care, parenting skills classes, foster care prevention and more. 186 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; (718) 260-8840.

Child Help USA

A national group with a 24-hour hotline for parents and professionals on abuse prevention and counseling services. (800)-4-AChild

Harlem Dowling Services

2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., 7th floor; M-F 8:30-6 pm. Rental assistance, foster care/adoption services, domestic violence prevention, HIV services. Walk-ins allowed. (212) 749-3656

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Offers wide range of mental and social services for families and children. (212) 582-9100
24-hour helpline: (212) 532-2400

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Child and Family Support Program

A multidisciplinary team that evaluates and treats children of all ages who are referred with a concern of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. (212) 241-4086

New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Protects children from abuse and neglect and provides neighborhood-based services to help children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families. Call this number to report a case of suspected abuse/neglect and to find information on preventive services, teen pregnancy/parenting services, child support enforcement, day care, foster parenting, and abuse prevention programs.
(877) KIDSNYC (212) 341-0900

New York Foundling Hospital

Offers child abuse/foster care prevention services, including respite care for overwhelmed parents. (212) 633-9300