Speak with an Advocate
The Department manages a trilingual statewide domestic violence hotline that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your needs. Advocates are available to provide support, safety planning, information, and referrals to a local certified domestic violence center for immediate access to services for individuals who are experiencing or have been impacted by domestic violence.
Other Department Resources
Reporting allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation for a child or vulnerable adult:
Florida's Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873 or Florida's Abuse Hotline
Information and assistance for Child Welfare/Protective Services:
850-488-8762 or Child and Family Well-Being
Information and assistance for Adult Protective Services:
850-488-2881 or Adult Protective Services
Information about Food, Cash, and Medical Assistance
Information regarding Homelessness Services
TTY: 711 or 1-800-955-8771
Hotline services are also provided in English, Spanish, and Creole.