Child abuse means doing something that hurts a child. Neglect means not giving or doing something that a child needs. If you suspect child abuse, call the police or child protective services. You don't have to give your name. If a child is in immediate danger or has been badly hurt, don't wait. Call 911 or other emergency services right away.
St. Luke’s sees children through our Children at Risk Evaluation Service (CARES) program after a referral from child protective services, law enforcement agencies, the court, or a healthcare provider. We provide medical exams and treatment, legal documentation, and follow-up referrals, treating children in an age-sensitive manner to reduce further emotional trauma.