In crisis and need immediate assistance?
Check out these resources for in-the-moment support & guidance.


If you or your child are in immediate danger, and need police, fire or medical assistance, call 911

MO Child
Abuse and

Anyone can report abuse.
If you suspect child abuse in Missouri, you do not need to be a mandated reporter to report abuse.

Call 1-800-392-3728

If you are hearing or speech impaired, call:
Relay Missouri at
1-800-735-2466 (voice) or
1-800-735-2966 (text)


National Child
Abuse Hotline

If you suspect, discover, or a child discloses that they have been sexually abused, trained crisis counselors are available:

Text "LIGHT" to 741-741
English and Spanish

National Sexual 
Assault Hotline

Talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider:

Chat at
English and Spanish

Stop It Now!

If you are looking for support on talking with others about your concerns, need accurate information, guidance and resources or are worried about your own thoughts or behaviors, trained staff is available:

Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm CST.
The Helpline is closed for standard US business holidays.

Cyber Tipline

If you suspect suspect online enticement of children, child sexual abuse materials, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet contact the nation's centralized reporting system for online exploitation of children:

English and Spanish

Safe Place

If a young person needs help for any reason, they can go to any business displaying the yellow and black Safe Place sign. Sites include all QuikTrips, Walgreens, Gateway Region YMCAs,  and most Fire Departments as well as all Metro buses and trains in Missouri. All sites are trained to call a designated help line, and a Safe Place case worker will immediately be sent to assess the situation, provide assistance, and, if necessary, pick up the youth and transport them to a shelter. Project Safe Place is a great way for children and teens in our area to easily access immediate help when a situation has become dangerous.

The National
Child Traumatic
Stress Network 

Child sexual abuse and assualt are forms of trauma.  Learn more about how to prevent trauma and what to do if a child experiences a traumatic event. 

Resources in English and Spanish

Resources for 

Whether you identify as a victim, survivor, or as someone working through the trauma of sexual abuse, know that you are not alone, you are not to blame for what happened, and support is available to help you on your journey to healing.