Department of Children, Youth, and Families Employee Directory
Caregivers Communication Guide
Meet Our Recruitment Partners Who Support You
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
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.