Broward County Child, Youth, and Family Services

Find Broward County Florida child, youth, and family services. Child, youth, and family services provide support in all aspects of child and family welfare, including social services, abuse services, and protection services.


Broward County Children Service 400 Northeast 4th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954-765-4159


Broward County Childrens Service 115 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954-357-7880

Christian Children & Family Center 5805 Washington Street Hollywood FL 33023 954-773-9111

Miramar Youth Center 2001 South Douglas Road Miramar FL 33025 954-437-0415

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About Child, Youth, and Family Services

Is financial assistance available for childcare services?

Depending on the state and locality, various programs are often available to assist families in paying for childcare services. Eligibility for these programs is often income-based. In some cases, childcare may be guaranteed if the parent is meeting job participation or job training requirements as part of a public assistance program.

What is adult abuse?

Adult abuse is mistreatment, neglect, or financial exploitation of an adult who has a physical or mental impairment that makes them vulnerable. Child, Youth, and Family Services may intervene in situations of adult abuse by providing mental and physical assessments, securing alternative living arrangements, and coordinating with law enforcement.

What is the process for becoming a foster parent or foster family?

The process for becoming a foster parent or foster family can be lengthy and complicated. Multiple background checks are required, including FBI and state police criminal background checks and clearance through the state registry for child abuse and neglect. A home study must be completed, interviews of household members conducted and multiple references checked. Foster parents are also required to participate in training prior to fostering and on an ongoing basis.