1-800-CHILDREN Helpline is an information and referral line for caregivers who are concerned about the healthy development of children. Callers can talk to a trained individual who cares and wants to help.

The Helpline Is:

  • Toll Free
  • A safe place to discuss options
  • Open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Professionally staffed
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • A source of information


The Helpline Is NOT:

  • A hotline or crisis line
  • A function of DFCS
  • Where child abuse reports are taken




 The Helpline Serves:

      • Parents
      • Grandparents
      • Foster Parents
      • Survivors of Abuse
      • Youth
      • Friends or Relatives
      • Crime Victims
      • Faith Communities
      • Professionals
      • Individuals from all socio-economic levels living
      • Urban, suburban, and rural communities in Georgia
Why People Call:

  • Parenting support
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Referrals for legal needs
  • Grandparent issues
  • Child abuse and prevention information
  • Concern about well-being of a child or family member
  • Family violence concerns
  • Community resources for emergency assistance
  • Resources for special needs children