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Abuse Hotline - DCF

The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.

Abuse Hotline: 800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 800.955.8771

Si usted habla español y desea divulgar abuso, llame por favor el teléfono directo en 800-962-2873 para hablar con un consejero de habla hispana.

Child Find Services

Child Find locates young children who may be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Please call or visit the website to learn more.

Child Find provides:
Diagnostic screening
Placement coordination
Training
Support to parents

Child Welfare Services - Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services. These services are for children and families in need. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Services Include:

  • Adoption
  • Becoming a Foster Parent
  • Child Care
  • Children's Legal Services
  • Community-Based Care
  • Family Safety
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
  • Youth & Young Adults

Children First

Children First provides full-day, year round early education services. For families who qualify for low or no cost. Program eligibility is based on risk factors and income level. A Family Advocate offers support and referrals. They may help with housing, food, clothing, employment, or health care needs. Contact for more information.

Programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Head Start
  • Elaine’s Kids
  • Families First Institute
  • Head Start

Early Childhood Development

This agency provides therapy services to children from birth through age 17. Stress is on children ages birth to 5. Therapies include speech/language, occupational, physical and developmental/early intervention. Therapy takes place either in the child's natural setting or at the Children's Therapy Center.

Early intervention helps babies and toddlers work toward growth goals. They are at a time in their lives when they are most ready to learn. They can most benefit from therapy during this time. Therapists work with the children to achieve the highest level of functioning.

Please see the website for details.

Easterseals Southwest Florida

Easter Seals helps persons with disabilities and their families. They offer a variety of services for children.

Services:

  • Adult Day Training
  • Art Initiative Program
  • Children’s Respite Care
  • Children’s Therapy Center
  • The Lily School for Child Development
  • Vocational Introduction and Preparation Academy

Contact for more information.