See something, say something: Resources for reporting abuse and getting help

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

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:

THRU Project

Child Advocates of San Antonio

The Children's Shelter

SJRC Texas

ChildSafe

BCFS Health and Human Services

Heart Gallery of San Antonio 

The following links can be useful for general knowledge information:

Resources for children who were formerly in foster care.

Texas Adoption Information.

The kinship care newsletter.

Volunteering information page.

Resources for children that age out of foster care.

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