You may be their only voice, report abuse and neglect
Speak up about abuse and neglect. Call 855-444-3911 any time day or night. This new toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The following may be indicators that someone is being abused or neglected:
- Children: Sudden changes in behavior or school performance; medical conditions go untreated; lacks adult supervision; overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn behavior; does not want to go home; dehydration or malnutrition.
- Adults: Sudden changes in physical behavioral or financial status of elderly or someone with a developmental disability; left in front of a TV all day; dehydration or malnutrition.
One call. One number. One person can make a difference. If you suspect abuse or neglect, call 855-444-3911 now.
If you work with children, review our Mandated Reporters information online for an overview of your legal obligation to report abuse and neglect.
Learn more about Child Protection Month with these local and national resources designed for use in parishes. During the month of April these resources can be easily duplicated and distributed to parishes and schools.