SAN ANTONIO – Despite the thousands of reported cases of child abuse in Bexar County, a great many more go unreported.
The first step in breaking a cycle of abuse and neglect in a child's life is reporting it.
If you see something -- or even suspect a child is being abused -- it's imperative to say something.
Call your local law enforcement agency or 9-1-1 immediately if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation.
Below are a list of resources for reporting abuse and getting help for a child in need:
Texas Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-5400
This 24/7 hotline is for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of children. You don’t have to say who you are when making a report.
Texas Youth Hotline 1-800-989-6884
A 24/7 hotline that accepts calls and texts from teens who need to talk to someone about their problems or need help finding solutions for their troubles. You can also text 512-872-5777 to reach the Texas Youth Hotline.
Parenting & Caregiver resources provides child abuse and neglect prevention information.
Rainbow Room is a resource for child victims who come into the states emergency care.
Local groups supporting foster children:
The following links can be useful for general knowledge information:
Resources for children who were formerly in foster care.