Dealing with the impact caused by a traumatic event can leave you and your child feeling helpless and lost.

You are not alone! ​​

Every child who has experienced abuse and neglect will have their own response to the trauma. We want you to know that there are resources and help available for you and your children.

Washington State Crisis Helplines & Resources

Report Child Abuse & Neglect

Youth Needing to Talk

Phone: Youth Help Line: 360-586-2777 (free, confidential, anonymous)

LGBTQ Youth Resources

Stonewall Youth; Providing resources for LGBTQ ages 12-24:

Homeless, Runaway, Shelter Services

The Washington State Office of Homeless Youth has a Provider List that will give you contact information on available homelessness resources. You can download this list by clicking the PDF version below or click the link to be directed to the website:

Office of Homeless Youth Provider List

Download File

Community Lifeline
is a nonprofit agency located in Shelton Washington that provides support for homeless & less than fortunate individuals in Mason county.
Providing basic services of food, emergency shelter and showers to those needing help.

*Information taken directly from - SideWalk, Community Youth Services, O.H.Y. and Community Lifeline websites

Domestic Violence Services

Many of our Children's Advocacy Centers are Co-located with Domestic Violence Services. If you are looking for a CAC near you please visit our FIND A CENTER page.

SafePlace is a Washington State community based domestice violence/sexual assault organization that provides services and programs for survivors.

  • Speak with an advocate by calling their 24-hour helpline: 360-754-6300 

  • For questions or other information call the business office: 360-786-8754

  • Click the green link below to be directed to the website

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

​​​​​​​GET HELP NOW!

► Are you a concerned Friend or Family Member looking for resources on how to talk about, or help someone, who is suffering from abuse? Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a new resource for you.
Check out their "Friends & Family Guide for helping someone in an abusive relationship". You can download or view by clicking on the PDF below

WSCADV Friends and Family Guide for Helping Someone in an Abusive Relationship.

Download or View PDF

Washington Information & Resources

  • Washington Information and Resources: Washington Information Network "Get Connected! Get Answers!"
​​​​​​​Statewide Database
Washington 211 maintains a statewide database of community resources. Looking for help? SEARCH the online database.

Regional Call Centers

Washington 211 is a network of 7 regional call centers. Call 2-1-1and get connected to a specialist in your area.


2-1-1 partners with services statewide to meet community needs and get help into people’s hands.

  • Phone: 211 or Text: your zip code to 211  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Family Support Center of South Sound

Family Support Center of South Sound
                       Is a nonprofit multi-service agency located in Olympia, WA. providing families and survivors of violence with coordinated services. They work to end family homelessness, poverty, and family violence through programs and service, some of which are listed below. Please click the green link below to be directed to the FSCSS website.


Family Support Center offices are on floors 2 & 3 of the tallest building on the left side of the complex.  open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
The Family Resources Services Program has walk-in openings Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 
If you have any questions please call 360-754-9297.

*Information and snippets taken directly from website.

Community Youth Services

Community Youth Services 
Offers an extensive list of programs to help youth, and their families (mainly serving youth ages 12-24). They are a private, non-profit agency serving the South Puget Sound area of western Washington State.

►Early Intervention:

  • Family Services- (Learn how to resolve crisis, learn proactive strategies, improve parenting & problem-solving skills)
    •  Phone: 360-918-7881

►Juvenile Justice:


  • Americorps/Youth in Service- (opportunities for young people to become involved in their communities; develop civic responsibility & leadership skills)
    • Phone: 360-918-7851

  • Support Employment- (program for youth ages 16-24, needing support finding work) 
    • Phone: 360-918-7860

  • YouthBuild- (Youth ages 17-20 who have dropped out of high school and wish to earn their GED or diploma while gaining construction or nursing experience)
    • Phone: 360-701-6593

►Out-of-Home Care:

  • Crisis Residential Centers- (provides short term shelter and services for youth ages 12-17)
    • Haven House (Olympia) Phone: 360-754-1151
    • New Directions (Tacoma) Phone: 253-212-3432

  • Foster Care- (assists children; 6- 21, who are referred by the WA state division of Children and Family Services, CYS also recruits and certifies foster parents for licensing) 
    • Phone: 1-888-R-FOSTER


  • Young Adult Shelters- (overnight facilities offering a safe, dry place to sleep for young adults age 18-24) (Olympia)
    • ​​​​​​​Phone: 360-918-7879

►Behavior Health & Wellness:

  • InkWell- (uses writing to help youth express feelings, process trauma)
    • Phone: 360-918-7844

More information on Community Youth Services and each of their current programs can be found on the website:
♦ or click the green button below the CYS logo​​​​​​​
Community Youth Services
Main office located at: 711 State Avenue N.E. Olympia, WA. 98506 Phone: 360-943-0780
Visit Community Youth Services

Parent Help 123

ParentHelp123: Washington Families can find services in their communities and apply for:
  • health insurance 
  • food assistance program  
  • information about state-benefit programs and local resources.

​​​​​​​They offer simple, integrated family focused paths to help.
Visit: or click the green button below the Parenthelp123 logo.

Parent Trust for Washington Children

Parent Trust for Washington Children

 offers unique solutions for the entire family. Some of which includes:

  • free or low-cost parenting classes 
  • workshops and coaching 
  • parenting help
  • pregnancy resources and childbirth classes
  • information on programs for pregnancy, family services, childbirth classes and infant care.
If you need to talk with someone about parenting or need resources within Washington state for your family, Parent Trust offers a searchable database for Washington State programs:


Phone: 1-800-932-HOPE (1 800 932 4673) or click the green link below the ParentTrust logo.

National Crisis Helplines & Resources

Click on an arrow below to find a national hotline or website resource that can help you today!

Reporting Abuse & Neglect

  • Abused or Neglected Children: Child Help - National Abuse Hotline.
    • Phone: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

  • Child Sexual Abuse: Stop It Now!
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phone: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)

  • Rape & Sexual Abuse: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
    • Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Missing,Abducted,Runaway Children

  • Missing or Abducted Children: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children. 
    • Phone: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth: National Runaway Safeline.
    • Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or text 66008

Domestic Violence & Victims of Crime

  • Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline.
    •  Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
  • Crime Victims: National Center for Victims of Crime.
    • Phone: 1-855-4Victim (1-855-484-2846)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Their Mission: "To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States."

Offering Information and Resources:

  • About Child Trauma
  • Trauma Types
  • Populations at Risk
  • Trauma Treatments
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Psychological First Aid and SPR
  • Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma
  • Trauma-informed systems
  • Culture and Trauma
  • Families & Trauma
  • Family, Youth, Provider Partnerships
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Training
  • Información en Español

Please visit: 

Child Welfare Information Gateway


The Child Welfare Information Gateway: Their Mission: "Connecting child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children & strengthen families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. "

(combined resource by: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Adminstration for Children & Families, and the Children's Bureau)

Please visit:  or click the green link below


Child Welfare Information Gateway has an informational leaflet: Parenting a Child who has experienced abuse or neglect Available online at: Download the PDF here or view their website by clicking the green link

Download PDF

National Human Trafficking Hotline /website


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

The Lifeline provides 24/7 help,

Call for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.​​​​​​​

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Please Visit:

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project: 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Help is available 24/7 ​​​​​​​

Phone: 1 866-488-7386

Instant Messaging with a counselor: Click this link

Text: text the word - START to # 678678

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Find more information on Educational websites by visiting our Educate & Empower page!

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