Updated October 2022 by the Illinois Respite Coalition


Toll-Free Statewide Respite Phone: 866-ILL-RESP or    866-455-7377

Fax:  (224) 616-3054

Child Abuse Prevention

Respite care provides temporary relief for caregivers from the ongoing responsibility                                  of caring for an individual of any age with special needs who may be at risk of abuse                                  or neglect.

The Illinois Respite Coalition works closely with the Department of Child and Family                          Services and Prevent Child Abuse Illinois to be able to provide information to our                              families who may be at risk for abuse.  From both organizations, please see the                              available literature below on child abuse.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, or at risk, please call the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (22873).

Adult Abuse Prevention

Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA):

Free and confidential services 24/7 for both seniors and adults (18-59 & 60+) that may have been abused, neglected and/or financially exploited.

Phone: 309.637.3905 or 800.279.0400 after hours. Click here for their website. 

Statewide 24 Hour Elder Abuse Hotline:

To report abuse, neglect or exploitation of older persons living in the community during after-hours operation of Center for Prevention of abuse.

Phone: 866.800.1409.   Click here for their website.

Nursing Home Hotline:

To report the abuse, exploitation or neglect of older persons living in a long term care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living. 

Phone: 800.252.4343.   Click here for their website. 

Long Term Care Obudsman:

This program is a resident-directed advocacy program which protects and improves the quality of life for residents in a variety of long-term care settings. Ombudsmen work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care. 

Click here for the Obudsman program in your area. Email: aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov 

Abuse Prevention Resources


Located Statewide


Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Literature