Child Protection

 The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs is committed to Child Protection. 



Child Abuse Prevention


Click below for our full Child Abuse Prevention document

Child Abuse Ribbon

Child Abuse Prevention Resources


YMCA of the USA has a CEO Emergency Hotline (800-822-9622). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to YMCA CEOs.

YLINK Risk Management community 

Crisis Communication Planning Guide (Available on LINK)

A Guide - Preparing for and Responding to Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse (Available on LINK)

YMCA Guardians for Child Protection website coming soon


Reporting concerns, allegations, and incidents


Concerns from parties outside the Y? The YMCA Child Safety Hotline is accessible on for members, parents, staff, etc. to make reports regarding concerns at local associations.  

To report child abuse in Illinois contact the Department of Children and Family Services DCFS

Click below for the DCFS website