To report child abuse in Los Angeles County, contact the Child Protection Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Toll-free within California, phone (800) 540-4000. If calling from outside of California, phone (213) 639-4500 TDD [Hearing Impaired] (800) 272-6699.
For free, confidential mental health information, referrals to service providers, and crisis counseling at any day or time, call our 24/7 ACCESS hotline at 1-800-854-7771.
Department of Children and Family Services
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Headquarters’ Receptionist: (213) 351-5507
Community Care Licensing
Foster Parent College
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services
Program, policy, data, training, and other information from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families
California Child Welfare Council
State advisory body that considers recommendations to improve child and youth outcomes through increased collaboration and coordination among multiple agencies
Child Welfare League of America
Information and research on national child welfare policies, programs, and practices
Research and policy center at the University of Chicago that focuses on children, families, and their communities
Children and Family Services Division, California Department of Social Services
Information on California’s child welfare programs and services
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Fact Sheets
Monthly fact sheets with data on children and families served by LA DCFS
Child Welfare Dynamic Report System
Database of state and county child welfare data and outcomes
Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver
Information and reports on the California counties—Los Angeles and Alameda—participating in the Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Capped Allocation Project
California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
Recommendations to the California Judicial Council on ways in which the courts and their partners can improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system
Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
Prospective study that has been tracking the outcomes of young people from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois as they transition out of foster care into adulthood
Los Angeles County DCFS Independent Living Program
Information on services and resources for Transition Age Youth (current and former foster/probation youth) in Los Angeles County
Guardian Scholars Programs
Information on post-secondary educational services and supports for current and former foster youth
California Fostering Connections to Success Act
Information on the implementation of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, which extends foster care to age 21 and expands services and supports for children living under kinship guardianship
Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
Information and resource center on the implementation of the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Public Law 110-351)
Los Angeles County Katie A. Support Site
Information on Los Angeles County’s implementation of the Katie A. settlement, which focuses on ensuring that the mental health and medical needs of each child in or at risk entering the child welfare system are met
NFPA: The Benefits of Respite Care (PDF download)
Respite care for foster parents should not mean inferior care for foster children.
Foster Family Based Treatment Association
The Foster Family-based Treatment Association strengthens agencies that support families caring for vulnerable children.
Curious about Unlimited Possibilities for
Curious about Unlimited Possibilities for Youth (UP4Youth)?
Our UP4Youth program offers structure, support, and guidance in creating short- and long-term goals with youth and young adults to help them achieve self-determination and self-sufficiency. The ultimate goal of the program is to help youth build the personal life skills necessary for a successful transition to adulthood, employment, and a lifelong network of peers and mentors to help them along the way.
If you are a current or former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 26 and would like to learn more about how UP4Youth can help you, join us for orientation! If you are interested in mentoring youth, being a part of their life journey and helping them to succeed, join us for orientation! You will learn about the youth we serve, what indirect and direct services we provide, how the program can assist youth in achieving their goals, the steps to enroll into the program as a participant or mentor, and the important role of the mentors.
Please contact the program manager, Isaac Casas, at i.casas@extraordinaryfamil
(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
155 N. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026