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Abuse Hotline - DCF

The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.

Abuse Hotline: 800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 800.955.8771

Si usted habla español y desea divulgar abuso, llame por favor el teléfono directo en 800-962-2873 para hablar con un consejero de habla hispana.

Alachua County - Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center offers a program to help anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence. Victims do NOT have to report to law enforcement to receive services. All services are free and private.

Services Include:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery
  • Face-to-face and telephone counseling
  • Support groups
  • Accompany and support victims through criminal justice proceedings
  • Transportation to court appearances and other appointments related to the victimization
  • Assist with application process for Victims Compensation and relocation for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Assistance with Protective Injunctions
  • Emergency assistance with urgent special needs
  • Personal advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Community education, speeches, and consultation
  • Network with other victim service providers and state organization
  • Outreach services provided in the Gainesville Police Department
  • HIV Test Site

Please contact for more information.

Child Find Services

Child Find locates young children who may be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Please call or visit the website to learn more.

Child Find provides:
Diagnostic screening
Placement coordination
Training
Support to parents

Child Welfare Services - Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services. These services are for children and families in need. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Services Include:

  • Adoption
  • Becoming a Foster Parent
  • Child Care
  • Children's Legal Services
  • Community-Based Care
  • Family Safety
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
  • Youth & Young Adults

Children's Programs - Episcopal Children's Services

ECS helps families make sure their children enter school ready to learn. They have a variety of programs. Please call or visit the website for locations and more information.

Toll Free: 1.800.238.3463

Programs Include:

  • Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)
  • Early Learning Centers
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Nutrition Program
  • Regional Training Institute
  • School Readiness
  • Voluntary Prekindergarten