Family & Children Services


The Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for:

  • Welfare and employment support
  • Protecting children
  • Foster care and other services, which strengthen families

The DFCS is the part of the Department of Human Resources that:

  • Investigates child abuse
  • Finds foster homes for abused and neglected children
  • Helps low income out-of-work parents get back on their feet
  • Assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training
  • Provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families