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

Dec 09
LGBTQI2-S: Transition Age Youth Training

Lancaster Public Library — 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dec 10
Dec 11
Dec 11
Effective Black Parenting Program

Ascot Branch Library — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Dec 13
Foster & Kinship Care Education: Los Angeles Mission College

Los Angeles Mission College — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dec 14
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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