Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, founders

(480) 922-8212

Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a nonprofit national organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. It maintains national child abuse hotline, (800) 4-A-CHILD. The group says it can provide the media with child abuse experts on a variety of subjects, from the long-term effects of child abuse to shaken baby syndrome and internet safety tips for kids. Based in Arizona, it has chapters and facilities in California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its programs and services include residential treatment villages, children's advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care and group homes.

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