Advocacy & Education

Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains serves children between the ages of 2-17 as well as developmentally delayed adults who have been victims of abuse/trauma.

Covenant Children’s Hospital

Covenant Children’s is the first and only licensed freestanding children’s hospital in Lubbock and the broader region.

Dept. of Family & Protective Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has a central place to report abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and exploitation of children, adults, and the elderly.

Parenting Cottage

The Parenting Cottage strives to strengthen and meet the needs of families across the community by providing hope, education, resources and encouragement.

St. Francis Ministries

Saint Francis Ministries serves children, families, and young adults with a variety of programs such as adoption, foster care, family preservation, and more.

TTUHSC Combest Community Center

Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Lubbock and surrounding areas.

TX Dept. of State Health Services

Our mission is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions.

UMC Children's Hospital

UMC Children’s Hospital offers many educational courses to help those from all walks of life.

UMC Pediatric Trauma

UMC is the only hospital system in the region with both a Pediatric Level II Trauma designation and a Level I Trauma designation, making us your most trusted source for care.

Voice of Hope

Voice of Hope Rape Crisis Center offers help, hope, and healing to all persons impacted by sexual violence through advocacy, awareness, and collaboration in Lubbock and surrounding communities.


Children Confirmed as Victims of Child Abuse/Neglect in the Lubbock Region


Children Confirmed as Victims of Child Abuse/Neglect in Lubbock County


of Children Confirmed as Victims in Lubbock County were age 5 and under
Call the Texas DFPS Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide.
Report online if victim is not in immediate danger.

Texas DFPS Abuse Hotline no longer accepts anonymous reports of abuse and neglect, effective 9-1-23.

If you suspect a child is in immediate danger or you believe action to safeguard the child should occur in less than 24 hours, call 911 or your local police.

Reporting through 911 allows callers to report anonymously. It is unlawful for a caller to submit allegations of abuse/neglect that are known by the caller to be untrue or are submitted for any reason other than to protect or safeguard a child.

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

The effects of child abuse can last a lifetime. In Lubbock County, the youngest of our children are the majority of the victims.

11th Anniversary of


In 1989, a grandmother named Bonnie Finney from Norfolk, Virginia tied a  blue ribbon to the antenna of her van and began driving around town “to make people wonder.” The story she told to inquisitive community members was tragic. It was about the abuse and neglect of her grandchildren at the hands of their parents, which ultimately resulted in the brutal death of her grandson and the injury of her granddaughter. Bonnie’s grassroots efforts started a national movement, with her Blue Ribbon becoming the International Symbol for Child Abuse Prevention, and April designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Go Blue Lubbock Calendar

I tied a blue ribbon on my van to make people ask - why the blue ribbon? Bonnie would answer, "I never intend to forget the color of bruises on the battered bodies of my grandchildren. The way my grandson's tiny body looked as it was discovered wrapped in a bloody sheet, stuffed in a toolbox and dumped. The way my granddaughter looked after being severely beaten, with her little hand burned from the tip of her tiny fingers to her wrists. The blue ribbon serves as a constant reminder to me to fight for the protection of children. I should have done more – our community should have done more.