Report Child Abuse


To report suspected child sexual abuse, call the following number:
Missouri Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.392.3738
You can reach this toll free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Missouri Children’s Division needs specific information to be able to respond to a complaint of abuse or neglect. Be sure you have:

  • the name of the child
  • the name of the parent(s)
  • the name of the alleged abuser
  • where the child can be located

You will also be asked:

  • Is the child in a life-threatening situation now?
  • How do you know about the abuse/neglect?
  • Did you witness the abuse/neglect?
  • Were there other witnesses and how can they be contacted?

Notice to Mandated Reporters (effective August 28, 2004):
If you are required to report child abuse or neglect because of your occupation, you may no longer make an anonymous call to the Hotline.

If you are not required by occupation to report, you don't have to identify yourself when you make a hotline call, however being able to contact you later helps Children’s Division workers do a more thorough investigation. They may need to ask you for more information during the investigation process.

If you need to speak to a Children’s Division office in the Rainbow House service area:

Adair County
Michelle Curry, Circuit Manager  | 660.785.2440

Audrain County
Kelly Kuda, Circuit Manager | 573.581.3312

Boone County
Shelly Oberlag, Circuit Manager | 573.882.9180

Callaway County
Shelly Oberlag, Circuit Manager | 573.592.4138

Cole County
Venice Wood, Circuit Manager | 573.751.4688

Cooper County
Heather Lynn, Circuit Manager | 660.882.5311

Howard County
Debra Ziebarth, Circuit Manager | 660.248.3324

Macon County
Yvette Collins, Circuit Manager | 660.385.3191

Randolph County
Debra Ziebarth, Circuit Manager | 660.263.4330

Click here for information from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children