Belmont Child, Youth, and Family Services

Find Belmont California 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.

San Mateo County Childrens Protective Service 400 Harbor Boulevard Belmont CA 94002 650-595-7922

What is Child, Youth, and Family Services?

Belmont Offices of Child and Family Services (OCFS) are California State, San Mateo County, or local government agencies that provide programs and services to improve the economic and social well-being of children, youth, and families in Belmont, CA. Protective services and certain regulatory functions may also be among the responsibilities of a Belmont Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

You may contact Children and Family Services for questions about:
  • Belmont Child, Youth, and Family Services programs
  • Child abuse and maltreatment
  • Belmont adoptions, foster care, and group homes
  • Social services programs
  • SNAP Food Stamp program in Belmont, California
Belmont Child and Family Services

Economic security services range from emergency assistance and income support programs to services that help Belmont families become more financially self-sufficient. Common types of emergency assistance include energy assistance, housing assistance, and support following natural disasters or other crises. Child, Youth, and Family Services Departments help build economic independence by offering Belmont job training, education assistance, assistance connecting with employers, and childcare subsidy programs. They are also the point of access for some federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Belmont Food Stamp Program.

Child Welfare & Safety

Children's welfare services are among the chief responsibilities of Child, Youth, and Family Services in San Mateo County. In California, the department may be responsible for regulating child placement agencies involved in adoptions, foster care, and transitional placements. For children that age out of foster care, a transition resource office provides independent living services to aid in the transition from foster home to self-sufficiency. Child, Youth, and Family Services also regulate and license Belmont child day care providers, and they may also certify childcare workers. Belmont DCFS offices may provide early childhood development services, such as early intervention for developmental delays and school readiness programs. California Child, Youth, and Family Services may help to enforce child support.

Belmont Group Homes

Child, Youth, and Family Services Departments are also responsible for Belmont group homes where individuals with disabilities reside and receive supportive services. The agency may operate group homes with in-house resources, or they may contract operations to other organizations.

Abuse Victim Services

Belmont DCFS offices respond to cases of child abuse, domestic abuse, elderly or adult abuse, and human trafficking. These services usually feature a telephone helpline and other means for reporting abuse or threatening situations. They also connect victims and survivors to advocates and supportive services, such as safe shelter and counseling in San Mateo County, California.