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Provincial abuse hotline - Posted: Thur, May 31, 2018, 12:10 pm
If you suspect an Albertan is, or is at risk of, being abused or neglected, help is just a phone call away. Call the provincial abuse line at
1-855-4HELPAB (4435722)

Help is just a phone call away.You will be connected to resources, supports, services and referrals to address your concern.

The provincial abuse line is operated by the Alberta Supports Contact Centre. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Be prepared to provide as much detailed information as you can about the alleged abuse or neglect.

What is abuse or neglect?

* Physical: actions causing physical discomfort, pain or injury.
Examples include hitting, slapping, pushing or kicking.
* Emotional: actions or statements causing emotional anguish, fear or diminished self-esteem or dignity.
Examples include threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating.
* Sexual: non-consensual sexual contact, activity or behaviour.
Examples include unwanted or inappropriate touching.
* Exploitation: fraud, trickery or theft involving labour, money or property.
Examples include misusing a person's funds or assets.

Neglect is the failure to provide a basic level of care, such as food, clothing, shelter or medical treatment.

Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger.

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