Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Iowa Department of Human Services in Des Moines County
Abuse hotline: 1-800-362-2178
560 Division Street Suite 200
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm
Provides child abuse assessments. The abuse hotline is available 24/7 please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous.
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
24 Hr. crisis line: 1-800-373-1043
DVIP provides 24 hour crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and their families.
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
515-244-2200 or 1-800-362-2178
505 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa's mission is to lead child abuse prevention efforts in Iowa through advocacy, awareness and assistance. They offers education for parents and assist families in building positive support systems. PCA Iowa provides on-going training and education to its grantees in order to enhance their ability to prevent child abuse before it occurs.
RVAP (Rape Victim Advocacy Program)
319-541-9809 (Henry, Lee, Van Buren, and Des Moines County)
24-Hour Support, Advocacy & Referrals
RVAP Crisis Line: 800-228-1625
Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline, 800-284-7821
Provides free, confidential and trauma-informed services to all persons affected by sexual violence. Healing support, education and prevention, and advocacy for victims.
YMCA Domestic Violence Shelter
24 Hr. crisis line:1-800-693-1399
Local hotline: 319-752-4475
Monday-Friday 8 am-12 noon 1 pm-5 pm
Safe shelter for women and children, 24-hour crisis line, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, court advocacy support, individual counseling, referrals, protection orders, educational presentations, emergency cellular phones, domestic violence support group, sexual assault support group, child support group, pictures of injuries, agency training, volunteer and staff training.