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  • Arkansas

    Arkansas Child Support Enforcement

    1-800-264-2445


    The primary goal of OCSE is to work with parents and guardians to help establish and receive court-ordered financial and medical support. We provide full services to parents and guardians who have an open enforcement case with us and limited services to those who have a payment processing case.

    A Handbook for Non-Custodial Parents/Know Your Rights

    1-877-731-3071

    This publication was created as a handbook for the noncustodial that are not aware of their rights and responsibilities.

    Arkansas Children's Services

    The Division of Children and Family Services is responsible for safety of children and youth in Arkansas. DCFS is responsible for child abuse and neglect prevention, protective, foster care and adoptive programs.

    Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-482-5964

    
This web page provides the contact information to report child abuse and neglect in Arkansas. Commonly asked questions and answers are available on the site along with helpful resources.

    Arkansas Department of Human Services

    This web page provides information about social services in Arkansas including adult and senior services and services to persons with disabilities. The search function provides multiple options for searching on programs and services. A link is provided to agency hotlines including adult protective services.

    Arkansas Domestic Violence Resources

    Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    1-800-269-4668 or 
501-907-5612 


    The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a nonprofit organization that has served both rural and urban areas of Arkansas since 1981. The membership consists of domestic violence service providers and others who demonstrate support for the philosophy, goals and objectives of the ACADV. The website lists domestic violence shelters across the state.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline


    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 


    Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline


    1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

    
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – The National Domestic Violence Hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (www.adwas.org) to ensure deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help. Deaf advocates are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Hearing advocates respond to callers through TTY and relay services 24 hours a day.

    IM: ADWASH Hotline – Video Phone Only for Deaf Caller
206-787-3224

    Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

    Arkansas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services is responsible for administering Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). To apply for TANF, an individual needs to call the Department of Human Services' (DHS) County office to make an appointment. The information at the link above allows you to find the location and phone number of the DHS office closest to you, and provides an email contact.

  • Louisiana

    Louisiana 2-1-1

    
Dial 
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects you to information about critical health and human services available in your community, providing a single access point for every day needs and needs in times of crisis.

    Louisiana Adoption

    Services include the assessment of families who apply to adopt, matching available children with available homes, preparing children for placement, and providing services to our adoptive children and families before, during, and after placement is made to include provisions of adoption subsidy services to eligible families.

    Louisiana Child Abuse

    This web page provides the contact information to report child abuse and neglect in Louisiana. Phone toll free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Report Child Abuse and Neglect: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)


    Prevention:

    Louisiana Child Support

    1-800-256-4650

    Child Support is an obligation of a parent to provide emotional, financial, and medical support for a child or children. DCFS offers parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child support orders and collection and distribution of child support payments.

    Louisiana Child Welfare

    The Child Welfare Division works to meet the needs of Louisiana’s most vulnerable citizens.

    Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children

    The Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children is the central repository of information about missing and exploited children in Louisiana.

    Louisiana Domestic Violence Help

    225-752-1296

    The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) is a statewide network of domestic violence programs, supportive organizations, and individuals that share the goal of ending violence against women and children in Louisiana. LCADV empowers its members through advocacy, education, resource development, allocation of funds, and technical assistance.

    If you are in danger call 911 or the Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-411-1333.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 


    Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline


    1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) 


    Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – The National Domestic Violence Hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (www.adwas.org) to ensure deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help. Deaf advocates are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Hearing advocates respond to callers through TTY and relay services 24 hours a day.

    IM: ADWASH Hotline - Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers
206-787-3224

    Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:
1-866-331-9474

    Louisiana Economic Assistance

    This web page provides information including: Financial, Nutritional, and Kinship Care Assistance.

    Louisiana Emergency Preparedness & Response

    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)


    1-888-524-3578

    DCFS works to keep children safe, help individuals and families become self-sufficient, and provide safe refuge during disasters. The Economic Stability section of DCFS helps families with needed assistance programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly Food Stamps), Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP), and the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP – Louisiana’s TANF program).

    Louisiana Foster Care

    Information and resources on foster parenting.

    Louisiana Youth Link (For Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)

    Information on the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) and other DCFS resources for youth and young adults.

    Louisiana Homelessness Assistance

    Louisiana Safe Havens for Newborns

    If you find yourself with no other alternative and are considering abandoning your baby, Louisiana's Safe Haven Law provides a safe place for your child.

    Louisiana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    Financial Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) (Louisiana’s TANF program)

    1-888-524-3578


    The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.

     

  • New Mexico

    New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative Consumer Affairs

    Access to a wide range of support, social services, and providers for individuals, children, and families.

    New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department Children’s Behavioral Health Division: (505) 827-8008.

    Office of Peer Recovery & Engagement, Behavioral Health Services Division, New Mexico Human Services Department: (800) 362-2013

    New Mexico Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

    Report suspected child abuse or neglect by calling #SAFE (#7233) from a cell phone or 1-855-333-7233.

    New Mexico Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Intervention

    Children, Youth and Families Department - Constituency Services Office

    
505-827-7606

    
Complaints, concerns, inquiries regarding services from early childhood intervention, child abuse prevention, juvenile justice and corrections.

    New Mexico Child Support

    New Mexico Human Services Department
 Child Support Enforcement Division


    1-800-288-7207

    
CSED helps locate missing parents, establishes legal paternity, and oversees child support orders. The Child Support Enforcement Program is a state and federal program to collect support from non-custodial parents. Its primary mission is to maximize the collection of child support for all New Mexico Children.

    New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department

    The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families.

    New Mexico Domestic Violence Resources

    New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    505-246-9240 


    If you are in danger all 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). The Coalition office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F. The Coalition makes referrals, but does not provide direct services.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 


    Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline

    1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) 


    Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services to ensure deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help. Deaf advocates are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Hearing advocates respond to callers through TTY and relay services 24 hours a day.

    IM: ADWASH Hotline – Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers
206-787-3224

    Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:
1-866-331-9474

    New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    1-800-432-6217


    The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known in New Mexico as NMWorks, provides cash assistance to families who qualify. The Human Services Department (HSD) helps families determine whether or not they qualify for cash assistance. This monthly cash assistance benefit should be used to meet family needs such as housing, utilities, and clothing costs.

    New Mexico Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    Zuni Education and Career Development Center (Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

    505-782-7178


    Pueblo of Zuni integrated nine programs to establish a program called the Zuni Education and Career Development Center (ZECDC). ZECDC operates a one-stop point of contact and delivery of services for Employment & Training, Supportive Services, and Other Services to the communities of Zuni Pueblo and Black Rock.

  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention

    OKDHS Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-522-3511


    This web page provides telephone numbers of various hotlines and telephone numbers to a variety of services within Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

    Oklahoma Child Support Services



    1-800-522-2922


    Oklahoma Child Support Services acts as an economic advocate for the children of Oklahoma, ensuring that parents financially support their children. OCSS helps families become self-sufficient, and for those who are not receiving public assistance to remain self-sufficient.

    Oklahoma Child Welfare

    Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Children and Families Services Division


    The mission of the OKDHS Children and Family Services Division (CFSD) is to support and help the OKDHS child welfare staff and contractors improve the safety, permanence and well-being of children and families involved in the Child Welfare system.

    Oklahoma Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs

    Referrals 405-524-0700


    Oklahoma Safeline: 1-800-522-7233 (SAFE)


    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)


    Communication Services for the Deaf: 1-800-252-1017 (TTY)/1-866-845-7445 (Voice)

    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

    
Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

    Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – The National Domestic Violence Hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (http://www.adwas.orgVisit disclaimer page) to ensure deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help. Deaf advocates are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Hearing advocates respond to callers through TTY and relay services 24 hours a day.

    IM: ADWASH Hotline – Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers
 206-787-3224

    Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

    Oklahoma Foster Care & Adoption

    Foster Care and Adoption Families Recruiting Hotline: 
1-866-612-2565

    OKDHS Director's Helpline: 
1-877-751-2972

    
 This phone number provides the contact information about social services in Oklahoma.

    Oklahoma Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

    405-521-3646


    Temporary Assistance for Needy (TANF) provides temporary cash assistance in meeting basic needs, training leading to employment, employment services and child care assistance for qualified families.

    Oklahoma Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

    Osage Nation

    
918-287-5326


    The Osage TANF Program is dedicated to supporting TANF clients in breaking the cycle of welfare dependency by assisting our clients in identifying and overcoming employment barriers and by promoting personal responsibility experiences that will move the client toward self-sufficiency.

    Muscogee-Creek Nation

    918-732-7986
 Toll Free: 1-800-482-1979


    The primary mission of the MCN TANF program is to increase self-sufficiency within our native families by breaking the cycle of dependency on welfare program. The program will provide participants with assistance so they may care for their children in their own homes, with the education, tools and skills necessary to acquire and retain gainful employment; reduce the number of pregnancies outside of marriage, and to promote and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent households.

  • Texas

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 


    Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

    Office of Consumer Affairs Hotline

    1-800-720-7777

    Call between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday
 to make an inquiry or complaint about an existing TDFPS case.

    Rape, Abuse Incest National Network Hotline

    
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) 


    Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services – The National Domestic Violence Hotline has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (http://www.adwas.orgVisit disclaimer page) to ensure deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help. Deaf advocates are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Hearing advocates respond to callers through TTY and relay services 24 hours a day.

    IM: ADWASHHotline – Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers 
206-787-3224

    Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

    Texas Abuse Hotline for Adult Protective Services

    Facility Investigations:
 1-800-647 -7418

    Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report abuse, neglect or exploitation.

    Texas Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Intervention

    Child and Adult Abuse Hotline 
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
 1-800-252-5400 


    The TDFPS offers a central location to report:

    • Child abuse and neglect
    • Elderly or adults with disabilities abuse, neglect or exploitation
    • Abuse of children in licensed child-care facilities or treatment centers in Texas
    • Abuse of clients served by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) employees in state hospitals or state schools

    Two ways to report abuse:

    • Call the abuse hotline toll-free at 1-800-252-5400 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide
    • Make report through secure web site at www.txabusehotline.org and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

    DFPS cannot accept e-mail reports of suspected abuse or neglect.


    Texas Child Care

    Child Care Information:
1-800-862-5252

    Call between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday
 for information about child care in Texas.

    Texas Child Support

    The Office of the Attorney General
 Child Support Division
 1-800-252-8014


    As the official child support enforcement agency for the state of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children. The Office of the Attorney General provides parents with a full range of child support services at no cost. The services are required by federal law and funded by the federal government and the state of Texas.

    Texas Access and Visitation Hotline
1-866-292-4636


    The Texas Access and Visitation Hotline is the only service of its kind in the nation that provides noncustodial and custodial parents with free phone access to attorneys who provide legal information and assistance related to child custody and visitation issues, as well as paternity and child support information. Hotline attorneys do not represent parents. Rather, they provide explanations of legal orders; provide tools and guidance for resolution of child access issues; and answer parents' questions regarding possession and access orders, custody, paternity and child support. Parents can download sample materials and tools for assistance with child access issues. Additional brief legal coaching or self-help assistance may be available to eligible callers.

    Texas Council on Family Violence

    512-794-1133

    
The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence. If you are in danger, call 911. For a referral for services in your area contact the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)


    1-800-458-9858

    Complaints 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday


    Reports of abuse in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private ICF/MR, adult day care.

    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)


    1-888-973-0022

    Complaints
Hospitals, psychiatric hospitals (including private psychiatric facilities), and various other medical facilities.

    Texas Foster Care & Adoption

    Foster Care and Adoption Inquiry Line 


    1-800-233-3405

    8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday 
for information on becoming a foster or adoptive parent through TDFPS

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission


    1-877-541-7905 or call 2-1-1


    In Texas, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is responsible for administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, along with other types of benefits. The website and toll-free number above provide information to help you locate the closest HHSC office. The website also provides links to other online resources. For example, the www.yourtexasbenefits.com website allows you to fill out an online screening form to know which state benefit programs you might be able to get. If you have HHSC-related complaints or issues, you may call the HHSC Ombudsman Office at 1-877-787-8999 (toll-free).

    Texas Nursing Home Information

    1-800-252-8016

    Texas Runaway Hotline

    1-888-580-HELP
 (1-888-580-4357)

    24 hours a day, seven days a week
 to provide peer counseling to runaways and family members

    Texas Youth Hotline

    1-800-98YOUTH
 (1-800-989-6884)

    24 hours a day, seven days a week
 to provide peer counseling to youth and family members for family conflicts, delinquency, truancy, abuse and neglect and running away

Last Reviewed: October 23, 2020

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