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DCF - Abuse Hotline

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: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711
Fax: 1.800.914.0004

DCF - Adult Protective Services

This agency offers help to adults who may be at risk of being harmed or neglected. DCF also helps when the adult is unable to take care of himself properly. Clients may be elderly or have a disability. If you suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected or exploited, you MUST report it. Please see the website for more information.

Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
TDD: 1.800.453.5145

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.

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

DCF - Community-Based Care

DCF partners with local lead agencies to provide social services to children. Services include foster care, medical and educational services. The goal is to provide safety, well being and a sense of permanency for the children in their care. Please see the website for more information.

DCF - Explore Adoption

DCF works with local agencies to help people who want to adopt a child. They have many resources for adoptive parents. There are support groups for the adoptive families. The website has pictures and background stories of children looking for a "forever" home. Please see the website for more information.

DCF - Foster Care

DCF has foster care services for children in need. They stay in a safe home when they have been abused or neglected. Sometimes they are placed with a relative. Adults who wish to become foster parents can get training through their local community based care agency. Please see the website for more information.

DCF - Human Trafficking Program

DCF offers services for victims of human trafficking. Child victims can get help from child welfare workers instead of being placed in a juvenile delinquency facility. They will instead get intensive treatment in a safe residential setting. Please see the website for more information.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1.888.373.7888
Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1.800.96.ABUSE