Child Welfare Services

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Child Welfare Services (CWS) serves children from Yolo County of all ethnic backgrounds and ages.  Any child reported to the County who is suspected to be endangered by abuse, neglect or exploitation shall be eligible for initial intake and evaluation of risk services.

CWS Services Include:

  • The Emergency Response Unit provides initial screening, investigation and assessment of child abuse/neglect allegations.  CWS maintains a 24-hour hotline, 7 days per week, to receive reports of child abuse.  The child abuse hotline number is 530-669-2345 or toll free 1-888-400-0022.  This state-mandated screening center provides immediate intake and/or intervention in new cases involving immediate life threats or for crises in existing cases.
  • The Family Maintenance Unit provides intensive services to help keep children safely in their homes with their families.
  • The Family Reunification Unit provides time-limited services to parents to remediate the issues that brought children into foster care, with the goal of returning the children safely to their birth parents.
  • The Permanent Placement Unit provides services to children who cannot reunify with their families.  Social workers search for strong, stable families who care about children and can offer love, patience, guidance and understanding through adoption, legal guardianship or planned permanent living arrangements.
  • Foster care provides a temporary home for children who cannot safely be at home with their birth families.  The children stay in a foster home for a few weeks or as long as a year.  Foster parents work closely with CWS Social Workers to help reunify children with their birth families or help the child transition to a permanent home.  Foster families provide a safe, stable and nurturing home.  Yolo County is committed to supporting our foster families and helping them provide quality care to the children.  All foster homes are licensed and must meet state regulations.  We welcome foster parents of all backgrounds, including single foster parents or gay or lesbian foster parents.

Eligibility: Any child reported to the County who is suspected to be endangered by abuse, neglect or exploitation shall be eligible for initial intake and evaluation of risk services.

Contact:
Child Welfare Services
25 N. Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 661-2750

Days and Hours: M-F, 8-4

HOTLINES

530-669-2345 (Child Abuse Reporting)

1-888-400-0022 (Toll-free Child Abuse Reporting)

911 (After Hours Emergency)

1-888-829-8691 (Toll-free Foster Care Line)

Languages; Language resources available within the department.

Public Transportation: Yolo Bus stops within 1 block. Transportation not necessary to receive service.

Access: Ramp, special parking, wheelchair accessible restroom, all doors at least 32 inches wide