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

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 Ombudsman
  • Independent mediation and advocacy for residents in long-term care facilities: 1-800-562-6028
Children and Family Services

Department of Children, Youth, and Families Constituent Relations A unit within DCYF that provides information on services and responds to complaints about DCYF programs: 1-800-723-4831

Child Care
Juvenile Rehabilitation

DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation
Inquiries, referrals and complaints:
Email: ContactJRA@dshs.wa.gov or
DSHS Constituent Services: 1-800-737-0617

Missing and Runaway Children
Sexually Aggressive Youth

DCYF Constituent Relations
Inquiries and complaints:
1-800-723-4831

Child Support Services

DSHS Division of Child Support 
Information and complaints:
1-800-442-5437

Developmental Disability Services
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Health Benefits
Legal Services for Families and Children
Mental Health Services
  • Behavioral Health Ombuds Resolve issues with behavioral health services in both mental health and substance use.
  • Behavioral Health Facility Complaints File a complaint or concern about a behavioral health facility with the Department of Health.
  • DSHS Constituent Services Complaints, Information and Referrals: 1-800-737-0617
Education Services
Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • 24-Hour Alcohol/Drug Help Line Treatment referral for Washington: 1-800-562-1240
  • DSHS Constituent Services Complaints, Information and Referrals: 1-800-737-0617
Community Resources in Your Area

Search for information on the community services online or dial 211 from a landline telephone