1-800-CHILDREN is a statewide helpline that offers a lifeline of support, encouragement and information regarding resources in local communities. Parents and caregivers can call 1-800-CHILDREN and talk with a trained volunteer who can provide them with information, support and/ or referrals in their local communities. We also welcome calls from individuals interested in volunteering (we can direct you to a local agency who is looking for help!) as well as from professionals throughout the state who work with families and children.