Douglas County Youth Service Department in Lawrence Kansas

Address and phone number for Douglas County Youth Service Department, a Child, Youth, and Family Services, at Northeast Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS.


Name
Douglas County Youth Service Department
Address
330 Northeast Industrial Lane, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044
Phone
785-331-1300
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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What is Child, Youth, and Family Services?

The Douglas County Youth Service Department, located in Lawrence, KS, is an agency that offers programs and services for children in the Douglas County area. Children and Family Services promotes the economic and social well-being of children, youth, and families. Under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Children and Family Services Office also provides protective services.

You may contact Children and Family Services for questions about:
  • Lawrence Child, Youth, and Family Services programs
  • Child abuse and child welfare in Lawrence
  • Social services programs
  • Douglas County adoptions, foster care, and group homes
  • SNAP Food Stamp program in Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Child and Family Services

In Lawrence, Children and Family Services offers multiple services and programs to promote the wellbeing of children. For example, economic security services include emergency assistance and income support programs, which help Lawrence families gain self-sufficiency. They also offer emergency assistance, such as energy assistance, housing assistance, and support after a natural disaster or crisis. The Child, Youth, and Family Services Department promotes economic independence by offering Douglas County job training, education assistance, and programs connecting job seekers with employers. They also offer childcare subsidy programs. Contact Child and Family Services for information about these programs and federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Lawrence Food Stamp Program.

Douglas County Group Homes

The Douglas County Youth Service Department oversees Douglas County area group homes that house children and young people who cannot live with their families, including individuals with disabilities. The group homes offer supportive services for residents, including medical care. Children and Family Services works with other organizations in the Douglas County area to operate group homes.

Child Welfare & Safety

Child welfare and safety is a chief responsibility of Child, Youth, and Family Services in Lawrence. The office promotes child welfare and safety by acting as a licensing organization for Lawrence daycare providers and certifying childcare workers. Children and Family Services also offers early childhood development services, including early intervention for development delays and school readiness programs. The department also regulates child placement agencies involved in foster care, adoption, and transitional placements. Children who age out of foster care qualify for transitional resources such as independent living services that promote self-sufficiency. Contact the Douglas County Youth Service Department for information about child welfare and safety.

Abuse Victim Services

In Lawrence, the DCFS Office responds to reports of child abuse, domestic abuse, and human trafficking. Douglas County residents who suspect abuse can contact Children and Family Services through a telephone helpline to report abuse or threatening situations. Children and Family Services also connects abuse victims and survivors to advocacy and support services, such as safe shelter and counseling in Douglas County, KS.

Contact the Douglas County Youth Service Department

You may contact the Douglas County Youth Service Department by calling 785-331-1300, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Douglas County Youth Service Department, 330 Northeast Industrial Lane, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044.


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