Fort Lauderdale Child, Youth, and Family Services

Find Fort Lauderdale 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 10.2 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-773-9111

Miramar Youth Center 2001 South Douglas Road Miramar FL 33025 12.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-437-0415

Palm Beach County Youth Services Bureau 345 South Congress Avenue Delray Beach FL 33445 21.9 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-276-1340

Palm Beach Youth Services Bureau 345 South Congress Avenue Delray Beach FL 33445 21.9 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-732-2402

Hialeah Youth Employment Center 240 East 1st Avenue Hialeah FL 33010 23.4 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-883-6925

Florida Department of Children & Familes Miami Beach Service Center 945 Pennsylvania Avenue Miami Beach FL 33139 25.0 miles from Fort Lauderdale 866-762-2237

Dade County 4-H Youth Program 1455 Northwest 107th Avenue Miami FL 33172 28.0 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-592-8049

Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center 405 University Drive Coral Gables FL 33134 28.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-460-5600

Coral Gables Youth Center 405 University Drive Coral Gables FL 33134 28.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-460-5600

Jorge Mas Canosa Youth Center 250 Southwest 114th Avenue Miami FL 33174 29.7 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-551-4774

Sweetwater Youth Center 250 Southwest 114th Avenue Miami FL 33174 29.7 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-551-4774

Palm Beach County Youth Service 50 South Military Trail West Palm Beach FL 33415 37.0 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-233-0300

Palm Beach County Youth Service 4210 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach FL 33407 42.3 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-355-2300

Riviera Beach Youth Center 1550 West 28th Street West Palm Beach FL 33404 44.8 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-840-0135

Riverside Youth Enrichment Center 10170 Riverside Drive Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 47.4 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-630-1130

Belle Glade Youth Services Bureau 2976 Florida 15 Belle Glade FL 33430 51.6 miles from Fort Lauderdale 561-992-1233

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.