Susan Collins proposes support for national child abuse hotline | #childabuse | #children | #kids


If you are concerned about a child being neglected or abused, call Maine’s 24-hour hotline at 800-452-1999 or 711 to speak with a child protective specialist. Calls may be made anonymously. For more information, visit maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse.

BANGOR, Maine — A pair of senators wants to provide federal support to a national hotline that handles calls about child abuse.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have proposed a bill that would allow the federal Administration for Children and Families to award $2 million annually to a nonprofit group to support the hotline. The senators said the National Child Abuse Hotline is the only major national hotline without dedicated federal funding.



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