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Child Abuse Hotline

Welcome to Children and Family Services

A Message from the Commissioner...
Welcome to the Department of Children and Family Services. We provide a variety of services that support families and communities to raise children in environments that are safe, protective, healthy, and developmentally and culturally appropriate while ensuring community safety. Please see the links below for more information about programs and services.
To engage children, youth, and families to be safe, secure, and successful in home, school, and community.
All doors open in a community that supports safe, secure, and successful families that launch children from a thriving childhood to an engaged, successful adulthood.
Outcome Goals:
 • All children are safe
 • All children achieve timely permanency
 • All parents/primary caregivers meet the physical and emotional needs of their children
 • All children are physically and emotionally healthy
 • All children achieve academic success
 • All children successfully transition to adulthood
Services and Programs Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent Dolly Partons Imagination Library
Lead Free Kids Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County ONCARE
Day Care Services Be Wise. Immunise. Healthy Families
Onondaga County Parks Suicide Prevention Persons in need of supervision PINS
DSS-ES NYS Child Abuse Hotline
Onondaga County Family Court Say Yes To Education
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