Child & Family Services - DCFS
Child & Family Services

Our Vision: Safe Children, Strengthened Families

Our Mission: To keep children safe from abuse and neglect and provide domestic violence services by working with communities and strengthening families

Programs and Services

Families and children may receive parent education, budgeting help, crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, and mental health therapy.

When possible (subject to appropriate background checks), children are placed in the care of relatives.

For contract/vendor opportunities with Child and Family Services, see How to Contract with DCFS. For your information, here is a list of our providers.

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Open Requests for Grant Applications (RGA's):

DHS RGA 1017_01 Grant Funds for Crisis Nursery

Stop Child Abuse

Please help us STOP child abuse and neglect. If you suspect child abuse or neglect is occurring, call the Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline listed below. Learn more here

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1-855-323-DCFS (3237)

Location Finder

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Kinship Care

The first priority of Child and Family Services is to maintain children at home with their family, if they can safely do so.

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African American Family - Kinship Care
Transition to Adult Living Program

Transition to Adult Living - Just For Youth

"Becoming an adult can be trying for anyone. But children aging out of foster care face unique challenges. Many don't succeed because they don't have the typical support systems as they prepare for adult life," -Olene Walker

A web site was created specifically for TAL youth. Called "Just for Youth", it has college scholarship information, job search help, help obtaining drivers licenses, and more.
Visit Just for Youth here

The Utah Department of Human Services prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, or religion. DHS is committed to making its programs, benefits, services, and facilities accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you believe you have been discriminated against for any of these protected categories, please send your written, oral (TTY), or electronic complaint here.