The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 1-800-273-8255.
DBHIDS operates a 24-hour telephone hotline to assist people and their families dealing with behavioral health emergencies. Call 215-686-4420.
ATA provides a range of forensic mental health services in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Call 215-405-2100.
Catholic Social Services traces its roots to colonial Philadelphia. The ten agencies of CSS administer programs dedicated to serving men, women, and children in need.
CCTC is a private nonprofit agency that specializes in delivering behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families.
It's dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by mental illness or developmental disabilities.
It's a nonprofit mental health agency providing outpatient assessment and treatment services in the area of sexual abuse.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides round-the-clock free, confidential treatment referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Youth Service Inc. is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.
Child Advocacy Centers
It promotes the rights, needs and interests of at-risk and abused children in Bucks County. Call 267-927-0639.
The Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to preventing and treating child sexual abuse in Delaware County.
Montgomery County's Mission Kids is focused on easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County.
It's a resource for anyone concerned about helping sexually abused children or seeking information on the subject.
Child Protection Services
It receives and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provides temporary care, and develops community-wide social service programs.
Delaware County CYS provides a wide range of services to abused and neglected children from birth to age 18, and their families.
It investigates all reports of suspected abuse, neglect or dependency of children from birth to age 18.
Philadelphia DHS provides services and resources that promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency.
Childhood Abuse Prevention
PCAA is a national organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Its signature home visiting program, called Healthy Families America, provides support to families to foster great childhoods that all children deserve.
It provides support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities.
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals, and policymakers with the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.
It has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families.
Menergy is the oldest counseling program for abusive men in the city of Philadelphia, and a member organization of the Domestic Abuse and Battering Intervention Network of Pennsylvania.
The NCTSN Domestic Violence Collaborative Group offers a variety of resources with a focus on domestic violence.
The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) is a free 24-hour resource for individuals with questions or concerns about domestic violence.
It advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.
It was developed by the CDC to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence.
HFCA is an initiative of the AAP and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care.
If you have been the victim of sexual assault, call 911 or the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.
Community Legal Services Provides free legal services, in civil matters, to low-income Philadelphians.
Court school sessions are open to children between the ages of 2 and 16 who are required to testify in court as either a victim or a witness.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.
Its mission is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives.
It provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in the Philadelphia county.
It educates and supports parents to do the best job they can to raise their children to become confident, caring, responsible and productive.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.
Find suggested responses to common reactions children might experience after a sexual abuse/assault.
Find a list of common responses experienced by female survivors of sexual abuse/assault, and common phases survivors often go through.
Find information about the many ways you can help survivors of sexual assault/abuse.
If you have been a victim of sexual violence and are seeking information, referral or resources, call 1-888-772-7227.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Find definitions of sexual assaults, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and rape.
Find expert tips and advice on how to keep children safe from sexual assault/abuse, help survivors of sexual assault/abuse, and more.
Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, referral and legal representation. Hotline: 1-866-723-3014 or 1-866-SAFE-014.
Women Against Abuse Legal Center: 215-686-7082, provides Legal representation, court advocacy, telephone counseling, referrals, victim’s compensation assistance
Provides Advocacy, free counseling and education services for women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 215-985-3333
This is a nonprofit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults and families living in Philadelphia. Call 215-235-9992.
Its mission is to assist/prepare adults and families for self-sufficiency and independent living.
Safety for Your Special Needs Child
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities are more likely to be abused by someone they know than a stranger. Education is key to preventing abuse.
The KidsGrowth.com website highlights Dr. Carmona's dozen tips to help keep toddlers safe and healthy.
It provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.
Special Education for Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) is run by Elwyn, one of the nation’s first schools for children with intellectual disabilities. It has continued to be at the forefront of developing unique, innovative services for people with disabilities.
In this book, written especially for preteens, the author offers straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.
It's MY Body is a book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touches (children's safety series & abuse prevention).