Other Places to Go for Help

To report suspected child abuse or neglect call 911 or contact Child Protective Services at 1-(866)-END-HARM (1-866-363-4276).

Aging and Adult Services
Children and Family Services
Child Support Services
Developmental Disability Services
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Health Benefits
Legal Services for Families and Children
Mental Health Services
Education Services
Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Community Resources in Your Area

Aging and Adult Services

  • DSHS Adult Protective Services
    Health and safety concerns involving vulnerable adults in their own homes:
    1-(800)-422-3263
  • DSHS Residential Care Services Hotline
    Health and safety concerns involving residents in long-term care facilities:
    1-(800)-562-6078
  • Long Term Care Ombuds
    Independent mediation and advocacy for residents in long-term care facilities:
    1-(800)-562-6028

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Children and Family Services

  • DSHS Children’s Administration Constituent Relations
    Inquiries and complaints regarding DSHS Children’s Administration:
    1-(800)-723-4831

Child Care

  • WA State Child Care Resource and Referral Network
    Information and referrals on licensed child care providers:
    1-(800)-609-8764
  • CPS 24-Hour Hot Line
    Child safety concerns involving licensed child care facilities or homes:
    1-(866)-END-HARM (1-866-363-4276)

Families in Conflict

  • DSHS Children’s Administration 24-hour Hot Line
    Crisis intervention counseling for families in conflict:
    1-(800)-422-7556
  • DSHS Children’s Administration Constituent Relations
    Information and complaints involving family assessment and counseling services; At-Risk Youth (ARY) petitions; and Child in Need of Services (CHINS ) petitions:
    1-(800)-723-4831

Juvenile Rehabilitation

  • DSHS Constituent Services
    Inquiries, referrals and complaints:
    1-(800)-737-0617

Missing and Runaway Children

  • National Runaway Switchboard
    Confidential inquiries and referrals for parents and runaway youth:
    1-(800)-621-4000
  • Washington State Patrol Missing Children Clearinghouse
    Inquires relating to missing children:
    1-(800)-543-5678

Sexually Aggressive Youth

  • DSHS Children’s Administration Constituent Relations
    Inquiries and complaints:
    1-(800)-723-4831

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Child Support Services

  • DSHS Office of Support Enforcement
    Information and complaints:
    1-(800)-457-6202

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Developmental Disability Services

  • Developmental Disabilities Council
    Inquiries and referrals on community programs, children’s services and housing:
    1-(800)-634-4473

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

  • WA State Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline
    Inquiries and referrals to local programs and shelters:
    1-(800)-562-6025
  • DCTED Crime Victims Advocacy
    Inquiries and referrals to local services:
    1-(800)-822-1067

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Health Benefits

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Legal Services for Families and Children

  • Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral system (CLEAR)
    Information and referrals:
    1-(888)-201-1014
    1-(206)-464-1519 [King Co.]
  • Northwest Women’s Law Center
    Information and referrals:
    1-(206)-621-7691
  • Disability Rights Washington
    Information, referrals and advocacy for people with developmental, physical or mental disabilities:
    1-(800)-562-2702
    1-(800)-905-0209 [TTY]

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Mental Health Services

  • Mental Health Ombuds
    Complaints about Mental Health Services
  • DSHS Consumer Affairs
    Information and referrals:
    1-(800)-446-0259
  • DSHS Constituent Services
    Complaints:
    1-(800)-737-0617

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Education Services

  • Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction Special Education Ombuds
    1-(360)-725-6075
  • Office of the Education Ombuds
    1-(866)-297-2597
  • Sound Options Mediation and Training Group
    Mediation services for parents and local school districts:
    1-(800)-692-2540

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Substance Abuse Treatment Services

  • DSHS Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line
    Information and referrals:
    1-(800)-562-1240
  • DSHS Constituent Services
    Complaints:
    1-(800)-737-0617

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Community Resources in Your Area

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