DCF - Child Welfare Services

DCF is committed to the well-being of children and their families. DCF works with local communities, resources and the courts to make sure that each child is safe and has a home. Their aim is to keep families together and as self-sufficient as possible. When a parent has mental or substance abuse issues, DCF can help them overcome their problems. Teens aging out of the foster care system can get help also. Please see the website for more information.

Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay: dial 711 or TTY: 1.800.955.8771
Report online: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/

Services Include:

  • ACCESS Florida (food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid)
  • Adult services
  • Case management
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Foster care
  • Protective services
  • Safe Sleep Campaign
  • Substance abuse treatment
Service Location

5920 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
United States

904.723.2000

Provider

This State agency works to help families that are strong and able to support themselves. They protect children, the elderly, and the disabled from abuse and neglect. They offer services that help families on a day-to-day basis.

Services include:

  • Abuse Hotline
  • Adoption
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Determining eligibility for Medicaid
  • Domestic Violence
  • Food stamps (ACCESS Florida)
  • Foster care
  • Homelessness
  • Human Trafficking
  • Refugee Services
  • Substance abuse and mental health treatment
  • Temporary cash assistance
Address

1317 Winewood Boulevard
Building 1 Room 202
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States

850.487.1111