HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) is reminding community residents that services are still available to protect victims of child abuse, domestic violence and other crimes against vulnerable populations during the state’s response to COVID-19.
Incidents of child abuse or neglect can be reported to ChildLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-932-0313 and online at www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can receive crisis services by calling 1-888-772-7227 or visiting https://pcar.org. Victims who are unable to speak safely can also log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Tips about abuse or neglect of adults with disabilities can still be reported to Adult Protective Services by calling to 1-800-490-8505.
The statewide Elder Abuse Hotline also remains open. Any person who believes that an older adult is being abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned may call 1-800-490-8505 for their report to be investigated.
Senator Martin supported a package of bills to protect vulnerable Pennsylvanians in 2019, including several measures to give new rights to victims of victims of rape and sexual assault.
CONTACT: Terry Trego (717) 787-6535