The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Adoption provides unique opportunities to change children's lives and enrich the life of the adoptive parent or family that welcomes them in.
Protect vulnerable adults from further abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect and enabling adults with disabilities to remain in the community.
Provides information to our providers and community partners specific to the background screening process of applicants, current employees and volunteers.
Helping you make one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent - choosing quality child care for your child.
Information on all topics related to Child Welfare
Children’s Legal Services (CLS) represents the State of Florida through the Department of Children and Families to ensure the health and safety of children and the integrity of families.
The Department’s Domestic Violence Program operates as the central clearinghouse for state and federal funding initiatives for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence.
Promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families.
Foster parents are highly skilled and respected members of a team who love and nurture children, support and mentor families, and strengthen their communities.
Responsible for coordinating resources and programs across all levels of government, and with private providers that serve the homeless.
Human trafficking affects all sectors of our community and victims can be found in plain sight if we learn to identify the signs and take the time to look.
Independent living services are available to former foster youth
Procedures, policies, and protocol to provide auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities and Limited English Proficient
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children ensures protection and services to Florida children who are placed across state lines.
procedures, policies, and protocol to provide auxiliary aids for persons with Limited English Proficient
responsible for planning, managing and evaluating a statewide program of mental health services and supports, including community programs, crisis services, state residential treatment facilities, and children’s mental health services.
responsible for investigating public assistance fraud or misuse regarding the SNAP (Food Assistance), TANF (Cash Assistance), and Medicaid programs by individuals or merchants.
coordinates and oversees many of the services provided to refugees and entrants in Florida to help them become economically self-sufficient.
Responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with substance abuse disorders.
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