Hotlines

Hotline Purpose
Texas Abuse Hotline
1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, the elderly, or people with disabilities
APS Facility Investigations:
1-800-647-7418
Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in facilities
Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry Line:
1-800-233-3405
Provides information on how to become a foster or adoptive parent
Child Care Information:
1-800-862-5252
Delivers information about child care in Texas
Office of Consumer Affairs:
1-800-720-7777
Make an inquiry about an existing DFPS case or make a complaint
Texas Runaway Hotline:
1-888-580-HELP
Provides peer counseling to runaways and family members
Texas Youth Hotline:
1-800-98YOUTH
Provides peer counseling to youth and family members for family conflicts, delinquency, truancy, and running away

Websites

Website Purpose
www.dfps.state.tx.us Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
www.TxAbuseHotline.org Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, the elderly, or people with disabilities
www.AdoptChildren.org Adopt children through the Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
www.TexasYouth.org Texas Youth Hotline
www.HelpandHope.org Child Abuse Prevention
www.EveryonesBusiness.org Adult Abuse Prevention
www.TxChildCareSearch.org Search Texas Child Care
www.VolunteerDFPS.org Become a DFPS Volunteer
www.WatchKidsAroundWater.org Safety for children around water
www.TexasYouthConnection.org Resources for youth in foster care
www.DontBeInTheDark.org Choose regulated child care
www.BabyRoomToBreathe.org Safe sleeping tips for babies

Address

  • Mailing:
    P.O. Box 149030
    Austin, TX 78714-9030
  • Physical:
    701 W. 51st St
    Austin, TX 78751