Child Welfare Programs and Services

Programs and services to strengthen and support families

Page updated on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:19 PM

Programs and Services

Learn more about some of our programs and services

Foster Care ProgramFoster Care

Foster care exists to provide safe, temporary homes for kids who cannot safely live with their families while the families work to improve their situation. Learn more.

Kinship Web BoxKinship

Kinship care is the full-time care of children by relatives or other people with whom the child has a close emotional connection, when the child’s biological parents are unable to do so. Learn more.

Fatherhood Web BoxFatherhood Engagement

There is a direct link between father involvement and child safety and well-being. DCHS provides specialized fatherhood engagement services to families experiencing foster care. Learn more.

CPS Web BoxChild Protective Services 

The safety and well-being of children is a community responsibility. DCHS provides child abuse prevention and child protective services. Learn more

FFAC Web boxFund for Alexandria’s Child

The Fund for Alexandria's Child works to enhance the quality of life of children in foster care and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement, and resource development. Learn more.