24-hour help

Call 911 if you or the person you are reporting is in immediate danger.

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS) to get help if you, or children you know, are being neglected, abused or sexually exploited. If you believe a child is at risk, you must report it. Help is available in multiple languages 24/7.

Child abuse, neglect and exploitation have many different warning signs. Learn to recognize them.

Helplines

Child Intervention helpline

We are here to help. Connect with Alberta Child Intervention to:

  • report abuse and sexual exploitation – find out more about reporting and helping someone, or
  • find Children’s Services and other community resources in your area

To get help, call 1-800-638-0715 and then:

  • press 1 if you are from Red Deer or a community south of Red Deer
  • press 2 if you are from a community north of Red Deer

Find out how we support children, youth and families after a report about child abuse and neglect, or sexual exploitation.

Health helplines

  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642 for mental health advice 24/7
  • HealthLink: Call 811 to find health care and get health advice 24/7
  • Addiction helpline: Call 1-866-332-2322 for addiction support 24/7

Other helplines

If you suspect someone is experiencing other types of abuse or family violence, you can contact:

  • Family Violence Information Line: 310-1818 to get help anonymously in more than 170 languages 24/7 or chat online from noon to 8 pm daily
  • Bullying Helpline: Call or text 310-1818 or chat online for support, information or referrals.
  • Sexual Violence One Line: Call or text 1-866-403-8000 from 9 am to 9 pm daily for confidential support.
  • Abuse Helpline: 1-855-443-5722 for information on supports related to physical, sexual, emotional, mental abuse, exploitation or neglect. Help is available 24/7 in multiple languages.

Other supports

Fact sheets

Child and Youth Advocate

Shelters

Victim services and legal supports

Family and social supports

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