Parents

As a parent, receiving a call or visit from DCFS can be concerning. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, in crisis, or just need support to parent your children, DCFS is there to help ensure that your children are safe.

Youth

Being in foster care can be difficult. Whether you need assistance with school, employment, living independently or you are looking for more resources, we can point you toward the information you need. You deserve to be heard, and we are here to listen.

Caregivers

Opening up your home to a child—whether temporarily or permanently—can be both rewarding and daunting. Whether you are the relative of a child in need, a prospective foster parent, or hoping to adopt, DCFS is here to guide you through the process.

Our Partners

DCFS is proud to partner closely with other county departments as well as with advocacy groups, faith-based community groups, immigrant rights advocates, and many others who share the goal of protecting children.

Upcoming Events & Classes

Jan 18
The 28th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science — 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Jan 18
Jan 18
5th Annual OneLife LA

L.A. Historic Park — 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Jan 18
South Bay Community Foster Care Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo

DCFS Torrance Ofice — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Jan 22
Jan 24
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Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll Free within California

(800) 540-4000

Outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD - Hearing Imparied

(800) 272-6699