Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a division of social work that is focused on the safety, permanence and well-being of children who have been abused and/or neglected. Child Welfare specialists work with children and their families on levels from prevention to intervention to ensure each child is safe and raised in a loving and stable home environment. At Child and Family Charities, our Child Welfare division is comprised of Foster Care Services, Adoption Services and Foster Home Certification Services. To learn more about each program, click the links below.



Child Welfare Primary Goals Are To:

  • To provide children with safety from abuse and neglect
  • To provide children with a sense of permanence through reunification with their birth family or through an alternative plan of adoption
  • To ensure the well-being of children are met by meeting their primary and secondary needs while services are in place
  • To recruit and retain quality foster families to provide the necessary love and care to children who have been abused and neglected


Child and Family Blog

Blog #4 The Family's Perspective


Part Three: The Agency’s Perspective


Part Two: The Child’s Perspective


Foster Parenting: The Inside Scoop A Four-Part Series by Diane Goodemote, Director of Quality Assurances and Compliance



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2019 & 2020 Beneficiaries



Nearly 250 children, youth and families were provided with case management, licensing support, adoption support and advocacy services through our Child Welfare Division programs and services



days in foster care provided for children placed with Child and Family Charities


inquiries for foster homes



children adopted and families received case management support during the adoption process


children successfully reunified with their families of origin through successful case management and supportive services



new foster homes licensed to receive and care for children in foster care


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