Programs Still Available to Help Victims of Abuse During PA’s COVID-19 Response

HARRISBURG – Senator David J. Arnold (R-48) is reminding community residents that services are still available to protect victims of child abuse, domestic violence and other crimes against vulnerable populations during the state’s response to COVID-19.

Incidents of child abuse or neglect can be reported to ChildLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-932-0313 and online at www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can receive crisis services by calling 1-888-772-7227 or visiting https://pcar.org. Victims who are unable to speak safely can also log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Tips about abuse or neglect of adults with disabilities can still be reported to Adult Protective Services by calling to 1-800-490-8505.

The statewide Elder Abuse Hotline also remains open. Any person who believes that an older adult is being abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned may call 1-800-490-8505 for their report to be investigated.

 

CONTACT: Greg Moreland      gmoreland@pasen.gov