The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is proud to announce this April’s organization of the month, Childhelp USA. Childhelp USA is one of the thousands of resources in NRS’ database, with their primary focus being child abuse prevention. We receive thousands of calls every year with youth who have been experiencing some type of abuse in their homes. Childhelp USA is not only a national child abuse hotline but also provides resources for families and youth to prevent child abuse, their mission is “Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse”.
Over the past couple of decades, Childhelp USA has impacted over nine million children and have created various programs for prevention, intervention, and treatment. When a youth calls the NRS hotline with specific questions about the outcome of filing an abuse report, or wants to understand other what other options s/he may have, we tend to refer youth to Childhelp USA. Sometimes, the youth will request the NRS’ frontline team member contact Childhelp USA on his/her behalf as the youth’s advocate.
Childhelp USA is one of the thousands of resources in our database at NRS. Their primary focus is child abuse prevention.
Co-founders of Childhelp USA, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, were abroad in 1959 when they came across 11 orphans in Japan and decided to help the orphans by providing food and shelter. When Sara and Yvonne returned to the United States, they decided to open up an orphanage. From there, their agency continued to grow into a national organization assisting over nine million children since its inception.