General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • DSS IVR System (Case Info):
    (559) 600-1DSS (1377) or toll-free 1 (877) 600-1377. To speak to a worker, call 1-855-832-8082 between 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (559) 255-8320 and / or (559) 266-2463 Fax Number
  • Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline:
    1 (800) 418-1426 or (559) 600-3383 or (559) 230-1976 (Fax Number)
  • Email Department

  Foster Care Services


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There are thousands of children in the foster care system who are in need of temporary out-of-home care because they have either suffered some form of abuse or neglect, or have been voluntarily placed by their birth parents or guardians due to a momentary inability to provide for the child's daily needs.  The preferred placement of children who require out-of-home care is with relatives or mentors.  If a relative or mentor home is not available, foster parents provide a supportive and stable environment for children who cannot live with their birth parents until family problems are resolved.  In most cases, the foster parents work with the Department of Social Services' staff and community partners to reunite the child with his or her parents. 

Contact the Foster Care Recruitment Line at 1-877-533-KIDS (5437)

Thinking of becoming a Foster Parent?

  • Attend an orientation 
  • Submit a licensing application 
  • Complete a criminal background and child welfare history check
  • Pass an inspection for health and safety

Click here for more information!


 Already a Foster Parent? 

California State University, Fresno
Specialized Foster Parent Training Program
In Collaboration with Fresno County Department of Social Services

 Click here to see the Schedule of Trainings  

   Birth to 6 yrs Trainings  














To Connect  


Equipping families, churches

and professionals to bring

hope and healing to foster

and adopted children  

April 10 - 11, 2015

Bethany Christian Services - HoltInternational Children's Services - City Without Orphans

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