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Department of Children, Youth, and Families Employee Directory

Get contact information for DCYF staff

Caregivers Communication Guide

Who to contact if you have a question or concern about the child in your care

Meet Our Recruitment Partners Who Support You

Find help and support - training, licensing, questions and support services

Statewide Foster Parent Recruitment Information Center

For information about becoming a foster parent

Call 1-888-KIDS-414 (1-888-543-7414)

Operated by Northwest Resource Associates

Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans

Brochure - Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans
(360) 902-0286
nealmip@dshs.wa.gov

Crisis Support Lines for Foster Parents & Relative Caregivers

  • Foster Parent & Caregiver Support line - 1-800-301-1868
    The Foster Parent & Caregiver Support Line provides phone support when foster parents and relative caregivers are in crisis. DCYF social workers answer the calls and can offer behavior management advice, problem solving tips and a listening ear. The support line operates after business hours through DCYF’s Central Intake.
    ​5:00 pm - 8:00 am Mon - Fri & all weekend hours for emergencies
    Foster Parent Crisis Line FAQ
  • Call your local Child Welfare Office 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Call 24 hour Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS) Line at 1-800-391-CARE or 1-800-391-2273
  • Call a Washington State Mental Health crisis line for local assistance with a mental health crisis.

​FIRST Program - Foster Intervention and Retention Support Team

Provides support to foster parents during a licensing violation or LD/CPS Investigation.