Abuse & Family Violence

Adult Protective Services

Phone: 1.866.552.4464 (Press “3”)

Website: www. http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-protective-services

Hours: M – F (8:00am to 5:00pm)


The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services, Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates all reports of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of older person (65+) or an adult (18+) with a disability who do not reside in long-term care facilities.  Call the number above to report abuse or neglect.


Child and Family Guidance

3033 North Columbia Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Mailing: P.O. Box 673 Milledgeville, GA 31059

Phone: 1.478.451.5205

Fax: 1.478.451.5024

Email: [email protected]

Website: childfamilyguidance.wix.com/childfamilyguidance


Child and Family Guidance is a non-profit organization that is contracted with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide intensive in-home based services to children who are at risk of child abuse/neglect or have been removed from their home due to child abuse/neglect.


Other services include: homestead services, parent aide services, early intervention services, wrap around services, drug screening services, prevention of unnecessary services (PUP), and comprehensive child and family assessments.


Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Phone: 1.800.422.4453



The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.  The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 200 languages.  The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.  All calls are confidential.


Circle of Love

P.O. Box 641

Greensboro, GA 30642

Phone: 1.706.453.4017 (24/7 Hotline)

Website: www.colinc.org


Circle of Love provides direct and support services to victims and their children through residential and non-residential services in their five-county area.  COL works to raise awareness and understanding of domestic violence issues.  COL serves Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Morgan and Putnam counties.


Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia

487 Cherry Street

Macon, GA 31201

Phone: 1.478.745.9292


The Crisis Line and Safe House Team provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and follow up services for those affected by sexual violence and prevention education through community outreach and awareness events.


Division of Family and Children Services CPS After-Hours Call Center



  • M-F (5:00pm to 8:00am)
  • 24 hours on weekends, holidays and furloughs


The Division of Family and Children Services’ (DFCS) Child Protective Services (CPS) After-Hours Call Center was established to ensure reports of child abuse/neglect are received, accessed and handled timely and efficiently during the times that local DFCS offices are closed.


Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1.800.334.2836


The Georgia domestic violence hotline is an extensive telephone routing system to Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) certified shelters.  Calls to the hotline are automatically connected to the caller’s nearest certified shelter based on the caller’s telephone number exchange.  Calls may be made 24 hours a day.  Programs accepting calls have access to language interpreter services.


Georgia Cares

Phone: 1.844.842.3678

Website: www.gacares.org


Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating non-profit agency connecting services and treatment care for child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.  Georgia Cares serves any and all youth who have been victimized in the state of Georgia.


Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Phone: 1.800.CHILDREN

Website: www.abuse.publichealth.gsu.edu

The Prevent Child Abuse Georgia helpline is an information and referral line for people who are concerned about the healthy development of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Callers can talk to a trained individual who cares and wants to help.


Project Safe

P.O. Box 7532

Athens, GA 30604

Phone: 1.706.543.3331

Website: www.project-safe.org


Project Safe offers a variety of services including prevention and education about domestic violence, 24-hour crisis intervention, and ongoing support.  Project Safe also has support groups, online help for men, counseling, victim advocacy, and transitional housing.


Putnam County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

675 Godfrey Road

Eatonton, GA 31024

Mailing: P.O. Box 3670 Eatonton, GA 31024

Hours: M-F (8:00am to 5:00pm)

For Assistance, please visit the office during the hours listed above.


During regular DFCS office hours, reports of abuse and neglect should be made to the DFCS office in the county where the child lives or the county in which the suspected case of abuse/neglect is witnessed.


Putnam County Family Violence Task Force

P.O. Box 4511

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.478.457.7379 or 1.706.485.0620


The Putnam County Family Violence Task Force assists victims with Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) and counseling.