DCYF (Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families) (CPS)

The lead agency for state-funded services that support children and families to build resilience and health, and to improve educational outcomes.

Adoption Support Program

Assists in removing barriers for families adopting special needs children by providing financial, medical, and counseling support to families who adopt from Washington State.

Child Abuse Hotline

Hotline to report child abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services.
Service Eligibility: Children

Child Care Check

Washington State's licensed child care status and record data base. Search providers and find out background check statuses, licensing history, monitoring reports and more.
Service Eligibility: Children Families

Child Protective Services

A state agency that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.
  • 1720 Ellis St. Bellingham 98225
Service Category: Physical Safety Immediate Safety
Service Eligibility: Children Families

Foster Parent and Caregiver Support line

Provides phone support when foster parents and kinship caregivers are in crisis. DCYF caseworkers answer the calls and can offer behavior management advice, problem solving tips and a listening ear.
Service Eligibility: In Crisis Foster Youth Guardianship

Foster Parenting and Kinship Care

Services for foster parents and kinship caregivers, including help becoming a foster parent, and supports for current foster parents.
Service Eligibility: Guardianship
Bellingham DCFS Office
1720 Ellis St. Bellingham 98225