Child victims of abuse are referred to Mercy Child Advocacy Center by the Department of Human Services (DHS), law enforcement agencies, and physicians. However, anyone may call Mercy Child Advocacy Center for information or referrals regarding suspected child abuse and prevention of child abuse: 712-279-2548 or 1-800-582-0684.
Mercy Child Advocacy Center does not replace or duplicate the work of the Department of Human Services (DHS) or law enforcement agencies. To report suspected child abuse contact:
In Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) From anyplace in Iowa, call the 24-hour hotline: 1-800-362-2178 Or call your local DHS, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Woodbury County DHS: 712-255-2699
Law enforcement Sioux City Police Dept.: 712-279-6960 Woodbury County Sheriff's Dept.: 712-279-6010 Or call your local police or sheriff's department
In Nebraska 24-hour hotline: 1-800-652-1999 Or call your local Department of Health and Human Services Dakota County: 1-402-987-3445
Law enforcement South Sioux City Police Dept.: 1-402-494-7512 Dakota County Sheriff: 1-402-494-7555 Or call your local police or sheriff's department
In South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) 24 hour hotline: 877-244-0864 or call your local law enforcement (police department or county sheriff's office)