General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • DSS Case Information:
    (559) 600-1377 or toll-free (877) 600-1377. To speak to a worker call (559) 600-9980 or toll free (855) 832-8082 between 7:30am-4:30pm.
  • Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (559) 600-8320 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

 Resource Family 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

   Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Training Schedule

First Aid/CPR Training Schedule

  Fall 2016 Foster Parent Training   

  Caring for Children Birth to 6 Years Old 



Coffee Connections for Foster Parents 

Located at 1625 E. Shaw Ave. #106

 English Sessions- Every 1st Friday of the Month 9:00am-11:00am

Spanish Sessions- Every 2nd Friday of the Month 9:00am-11:00am




Recruitment Development & Support  RDS - Quality Parenting Intiative - QPI Fresno County 

 QPI California