image of barnstable county courthouse

A Message from Children’s Cove: Child Abuse Increases in Time of Isolation from Community

On behalf of Children’s Cove, a Department of Barnstable County:

Children who are at risk at home are now at greater risk due to being away from safe adults and mandated reporters. Instances of domestic and sexual violence, as well as child abuse and exploitation, increase in time of isolation from social and community connections. If any child or family is in an unsafe situation, please contact one of the following numbers. If you are in immediate danger call or text 9-1-1

  • DCF Child-At-Risk hotline: 800-792-5200
  • Independence House, Inc. Hyannis, MA: 800-439-6507
  • A Safe Place, Inc. Nantucket: 508-228-2111
  • CONNECT to end violence MV: 508-696-7233 Aquinnah Wampanoag Women’s Center: 508-955-9164
  • Children’s Cove: 508-375-0140 (non-emergency) or your local law enforcement department.
No matter what has happened, no matter what someone has said, no matter your fears: You are not alone. You have not done anything wrong and you are not in trouble. Ask for help. There is an entire community that believes you. People who abuse #CantSilenceYou. To learn more, visit: