Department of Children and Families

For assistance, call 850-487-1111 or visit https://www.myflfamilies.com/

What is the purpose of the department?

The Department of Children and Families works in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

What services does the department provide?

The department organizes its activities around services for various client populations.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2022-23
Title Fund Dollars Positions
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF
ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
85,798,028
728.25
PROGRAM: SUPPORT SERVICES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
89,974,285
232.00
SERVICES
PROGRAM: COMMUNITY SERVICES
COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
1,198,427,443
121.00
PROGRAM: ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM
ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY SERVICES
969,056,125
4,241.00
PROGRAM: FAMILY SAFETY PROGRAM
FAMILY SAFETY AND PRESERVATION SERVICES
1,950,629,853
3,864.00
PROGRAM: MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
427,156,445
3,045.50
TOTAL
4,721,042,179
12,231.75

Updates

Hope Florida - A Pathway to Prosperity. The Hope Florida - A Pathway to Prosperity program is a client-centered prevention model originally created to help public benefit customers towards achievement of self-sufficiency. This initiative assists customers in navigating the state's network of non-profits, government programs, faith-based providers, and private-sector partners. Hope Navigators team up with customers to provide assessment that identifies goals and barriers, care coordination, and follow-up services. The model has been expanded and now serves public benefit customers statewide, children aging out of foster care, pregnant mothers contending with substance use disorders, parents who need assistance, and families in need of services.

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
The Auditor General reports on department operations are available on its website.

Websites of Interest
Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Florida's Center for Child Welfare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Public Human Services Association
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
National Center for Children in Poverty

Performance Information
Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan and Planning and Performance Measures, which reports the department's performance on external and internal measures for its various programs. The measures allow the user to view performance at both a statewide and geographic region level.

What are the applicable statutes?

Section 20.19, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Department of Children and Families - Contact Page
DCF Headquarters 850-487-1111
Customer Call Center 850-300-4323
Website 

Hope Florida - A Pathway to Prosperity
850-300-HOPE
Website