COVID19 - Safety of Families and Children

The DHHS Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) recognizes that the COVID19 pandemic may exacerbate conditions that create increased risk for domestic violence or child abuse and a decreased presence of supports found in places like school.  They have created the following guidance to assist providers and community members who suspect or witness such violence. It is translated into several languages.

Emergency - Call 911

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect, Call 1-800-452-1999 

 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Call Maine Relay 711

English Info Sheet

French Info Sheet

Somali Info Sheet

Spanish Info Sheet

Portuguese Info Sheet

Arabic Info Sheet

Lingala Info Sheet