Report Child Abuse or Neglect

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected in Meigs County, call (740) 992-2117, and follow the prompts to report it.

1-855-OH-CHILD (1-855-642-4453) is the statewide report hotline.

You also can report abuse or neglect by directly contacting the law enforcement agency or PCSA in the county where the incident occurred or where the child and his or her parent, guardian or custodian live.

To find the phone number and location of the appropriate county PCSA, go to


Beginning December 18, 2018, the phone menu options have changed.  Please listen carefully to the new choices.  Old extension numbers will not work.

Attention SNAP (Food Stamps) recipients

Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, February SNAP benefits will be available on your EBT (Ohio Direction) card on January 16, 2019 and are meant to be used in February.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS IN FEBRUARY.

 This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.