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Abuse & Neglect

Adult Protective Services

Address:  120 W. 7th St., Ste. 210
Phone:  1-800-992-6978 or 812-349-2665
About:  Call to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of endangered adults who are 18+ years and incapable by reason of mental illness, retardation, dementia or substance abuse.

Middle Way House

Address:  PO Box 95 - 333.7404
Phone:  24 Hr Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Line - 812-336-0846
Web:  www.middlewayhouse.org
About:  Emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis intervention, support services for battered and sexually abused women and their children; provides legal advocacy, training and referrals

The Rise

Address:  401 S. Washington St.
Phone:  812-337-4510
About:  Provides two-year, service-enriched transitional housing for women and children; offers crisis intervention, legal advocacy, childcare and programming and parent support groups

Monroe Co. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Address:  120 W. Seventh St, Suite 104
Phone:  812-333-2272
About:  Provides direct advocacy services to child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect; recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community members who volunteer to represent children in the juvenile court process

Prevent Child Abuse Statewide Network

Phone:  317-542-7002
Web:  www.pcain.org
About:  Advocates the prevention of child abuse and neglect through education, information and referral

Department of Child Services

Phone:  1-800-800-5556
Web:  www.in.gov/dcs/
About: Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to Child Protective Services; they operate a 24-hour, 7-day/ week hotline or you may report at your local law enforcement agency.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Phone:  1-800-656-4673
Web:  www.rainn.org
About:  Free, confidential, 24-hour counseling and informational service provided by trained volunteers

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone:  1-800-799-7233 / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
About:  Advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states; assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.